The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

Batya, a re­li­gious set­tler from Shiloh, says “bet­ter a treif seder than none at all”: “Around a year ago the To­rah-Jewish blog world was buzzing with ou­traged hor­ror over some ads for Pe­sach seder in nonkosher venues. Well, I’m not naive, and I’m not Frum From Birth ei­ther. The vast ma­jor­ity of Jews don’t eat kosher food. And most of those who don’t eat kosher food aren’t sin­ning out of a re­bel­lious con­trari­ness. Most of them are rather igno- rant or un­aware of what kosher food re­ally means. That was my sit­u­a­tion un­til dur­ing my teens… For many Jews, the ‘tra­di­tional’ seder they know from their child­hoods was not kosher. So if they go to the ‘Jewish seder’ in some traif restau­rant, it’s no less kosher than what they would serve at home. Maybe they’ll read through the Hag­gadah a bit to get familiar with the story. And maybe it will set a Jew on the way to a truly Jewish life. I cer­tainly am not pro­mot­ing eat­ing traif, but bet­ter a traif seder than non at all.” shilohmus­ings.

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