Religion & Beliefs

Kosher Police Blox Lox

You know, I’ve taken a lot of crap from the Kosher police in my lifetime: marshmallows, select Dunkin’ Donuts locations, fancy cheese, and while I was growing up, Oreos! All verboten by the munchy-hatin’ rabbis that make the Kosher rules. … Read More

By / March 8, 2010

You know, I’ve taken a lot of crap from the Kosher police in my lifetime: marshmallows, select Dunkin’ Donuts locations, fancy cheese, and while I was growing up, Oreos! All verboten by the munchy-hatin’ rabbis that make the Kosher rules. But now they are going after my beloved lox, and I am putting my foot down.

Gothamist reports that though the OU denies it, ultra-Orthodox group Chevra Mehadrin is revoking the hechsher (stamp of approval) of all lox, due to a parasite that sometimes infests wild salmon. Personally, I’m willing to risk a few worms here and there if it means chowing down on that perfect bagel on a Sunday morning!

Sure, I might be falling prey to the sensationalist nature of internet news, but I can’t help starting a call to arms when a Jewish delicacy is threatened: save the lox!