Or: Traif Chicken And Kosher Terrorists
Monsey is up in arms about the recent traif scandal. As far as I am concerned, whoever is willing to pay double the price for half the quality and eat the tasteless KJ/Vineland chicken (how reliable is chicken from Kiryas Joel, home of the most hideous acts of fraud, embezzlement, sexual misconduct and Chilul Hashem is quite questionable, but as long as nothing has been proven I guess they have chezkas kashrus) quite deserves to have eaten traif. Especially in light of the fact that Shop Rite, which doesn’t employ illegal immigrants, is a lot cheaper – and they whine about tuition. The majority of the Frum world has abandoned an established American enterprise, - a decent and respectable one, offering a superior quality product for a reasonable price. And while you were eating tarfus in the name of higher kashrus standards, many real professional and G-d fearing shochtim were laid off, and a great company had to shrink to a fifth of its original size.
But when a month ago six women were shot in Seattle, WA – one killed – you didn’t bulge. The treacherous Jewish Press barely mentioned the incident, and the two pseudo-frum rags almost totally ignored it. You didn’t call for action to close the borders; to pressure your politicians to enforce tougher immigration and screening procedures. You did not establish armed protection for your shuls. You refuse to admit that it’s Berlin of 1933 all over again. You are busy buying a new fancy car and building a new fancy house but you won’t spend three to five hundred dollars on a firearm. You won’t join the Minutemen or the militia. You won’t write your congressman or senator, and you won’t pressure your rabbi to protect you. You won’t demand the Agudah to pressure their politicians to protect you against terrorism. You’ve got better things to do.
“Kol hameracheim al achzorim, sofo sheyisachzeir al rachmonim”, say Chaza”l “Those who have mercy upon the cruel are bound to be cruel upon the merciful”; the crooked butcher and his corrupt supplier (son of a convicted arsonist freshly sentenced to 15 years behind bars for setting his warehouse on fire), as well as “rabbi” Mordechai Tendler weren’t found thrown in a ditch, beaten unconscious. The phonies who conduct mass-giyurs, (or giyur-“masses”?), the menuvolim who refuse to give gittin and the even bigger fiends who allow the sarvonim to live with second wives aren’t excommunicated, yet people who write books about science and torah reconciliation (which is a great stupidity in my opinion – nevertheless it isn’t a crime) or use the internet are banned or barred from yeshivas. Notorious child molesters haven't been run over or lynched. You have put your own children in their hands to fulfill their evil desires, and watched idle. You are just as guilty as they are.
While you organize public dish kasherings, take some time to kasher your hearts and brains, lemmings.
Our leadership has forsaken and betrayed us – with our collaboration, because we haven’t held them responsible for their positions and accountable for their deeds.
The writing is on the wall, loud and clear. It is up to us to take action now. So if your son is shot by a terrorist and your daughter is raped by an illegal immigrant (or a venerable “rabbi”) while you eat bread baked on Shabbos with traif chicken, know that you’ll have only yourself to blame.