1,694 posts categorized "Kosher Business?"

April 8, 2014: Your Glatt Kosher Meat: Agri Star Workers So Poorly Paid, Many Rely On Food Shelf, Locals Say, As Chabad Synagogue Is Condemned By Town
Comments: 15 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The town of Postville condemned the Chabad-haredi synagogue, which is a former single family house, because it is in such disrepair it is unsafe to occupy. The Chabad boys school was condemned for the same reason, as well. File photo:...

April 8, 2014: Bain Capital Buys Manischewitz Kosher Foods
Comments: 8 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Sankaty Advisors, an arm of the private equity capital corporation co-founded by Mitt Romney has purchased Manischewitz, the iconic matzoh maker. Sankaty Advisors, an arm of the private equity capital corporation Bain Capital co-founded by Mitt Romney has purchased Manischewitz,...

April 2, 2014: Why Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard And Former Kosher Meat King Sholom Rubashkin Are Rotting In Jail
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"America's Rabbi" Shmuley Boteach thinks he knows why Pollard and Rubashkin are "rotting in jail," and he's telling you – truth be damned. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Shmuley Boteach – the slurping, slobbering, self-aggrandizing fool who bills himself as "America's Rabbi"...

February 13, 2014: Shechita Crisis: Poland’s Chief Rabbinate Lies To Government About Kosher Slaughter Causing National Scandal
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
In November, Michael Alper, a senior aide to the Chief Rabbi of Poland, wrote a letter to the Polish veterinarians who oversee animal slaughter asking for permission to slaughter 250 cows Alper promised would first be stunned with electricity in...

February 6, 2014: Chabad-Controlled OK Kosher Gets Sole Control Over .Kosher Domain Names, Despite Objections From OU And Many Other American Kosher Supervisors
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
After months of protracted legal wrangling, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ruled that OK Kosher owns the rights to dole out all dot-kosher web addresses. That move was fought by 11 other kosher food supervision kashrut...

January 31, 2014: Ex-Agriprocessors Supervisor Who Fled To Israel gets 41 Month Sentence
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hosam Amara, a former supervisor at Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, was sentenced to 41 months in prison, substantially less than the 78 months prosecutors wanted. Amara’s sentence was at the top of the federal sentencing guidelines and the...

January 31, 2014: Rubashkin Files New Motion To Try To Force Judge To Recuse Herself
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
In a new motion, the attorneys for former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin have moved to recuse Chief United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade from presiding over Rubashkin’s pending 2255 Motion to vacate his sentence. Sholom Rubashkin Rubashkin Files...

January 30, 2014: 5W PR Head Sued Over Alleged False And Defamatory Comments Made Online Against His Late Mother’s Boyfriend
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Ronn Torossian, the head of 5W PR who in 2008 was caught (by this writer) impersonating online Rabbi Morris Allen and other figures critical of Agriprocessors and Sholom Rubashkin in order to defame them, has allegedly been caught again –...

January 28, 2014: Former Agriprocessors Supervisor Wants Credit For Israeli House Arrest When Sentenced
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hosam Amara – the former Agriprocessors supervisor who fled to Israel in 2008 to escape arrest at the encouragement of and with the help of Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin in the days following the 2008 immigration raid on the glatt...

December 21, 2013: Government Asks Judge To Sentence Agriprocessors Supervisor to As Much As 6 1/2 Years In Prison
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Government notes car extortion scheme, sexual abuse and harassment along with Amara's immigration charges. Hosam Amara Government Asks Judge To Sentence Agriprocessors Supervisor to As Much As 6 1/3 Years In Prison Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com “Agriprocessors was a business...

December 2, 2013: Will Kosher Food Be The Next Big Food Trend?
Comments: 24 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
A panel of largely ignorant experts, most of them who could not pick out a kosher burger from a stack of McRib pork sandwiches or shrimp cocktails, are interviewed by an only slightly more knowledgeable Forbes Magazine columnist about the...

November 20, 2013: Chabad Rabbi Starts Food Safety Kosher Seal
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The Rabbi said the existing Kosher certification program, , has been using client contracts for many years that require commitments by Kosher certified manufacturers that they comply with all applicable government food-safety regulations. "Under Kosher Check," he said, "Approval will...

November 18, 2013: Agri Star Security Staff Allegedly Refused To Let Fire Department Fight Fire Because Of Shabbat
Comments: 17 | Categories: Agri-Star , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Agri Star kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa had a major fire Friday night, and its security staff refused to let the fire department in the plant to fight the fire until they got approval from the plant's maintenance supervisor. Originally...

October 30, 2013: New Horrific Animal Abuse At Rubashkin-Linked Israeli Kosher Slaughterhouse Shocks Israel
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Israel has yet another horrific kosher slaughter scandal, this one involving Soglowek – the company that once considered buying Agriprocessors. Birds are kept in rusted, bent and damaged cages causing many to trap wings, legs and even heads in the...

October 25, 2013: Chabad Hasidim To Stage Pro-Rubashkin Protest For Obama Visit
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Chabad hasidim are planning on staging a protest in support of convicted felon Sholom Rubashkin during President Barack Obama's visit to Crown Heights today. Rubashkin was convicted of bank fraud and other related federal charges, including money laundering, and is...

October 22, 2013: A Greenfield Hit On De Blasio? Leaked Letters Show De Blasio Asked City To Stop Doing Business With Glatt Kosher Meat Supplier After Scandal
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio asked the city to stop doing business with the Satmar-hasid-owned Alle Processing in 2009 after Alle's worker abuse and illegal union busting was exposed. A Greenfield Hit On De Blasio? Leaked...

October 14, 2013: Kosher Grocer Nabbed For Hiding Swiss Bank Account In Tax Scheme
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Aaron Kadoch, who runs Cité Cachère Inc., allegedly owes more than more than $1.1 million in unpaid taxes. Kadoch allegedly failed to report a HSBC bank account in Geneva, Switzerland along with investments totaling over $1.6 million. Kosher Grocer Nabbed...

October 3, 2013: Document: New Sholom Rubashkin Appeal
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Here's the new appeal Sholom Rubashkin filed earlier this week. Sholom Rubashkin Much of this appears to be a rehashing of his previous appeals, and what is not is largely based on the testimony of his friends, business associates and...

October 2, 2013: New Rubashkin Appeal Alleges Government Forfeiture Move Caused Longer Sentence, Says Government Withheld Exculpatory Evidence At Trial
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"Industry standard methods of estimating liquidation value of a company show that the reasonably expected liquidation valued of Agriprocessors, absent government interference with the bankruptcy sale, would have been tens of millions of dollars higher," Rubashkin attorney Paul Rosenberg wrote...

October 1, 2013: Rubashkin Barred From Using Juror Information After Illegal Contacts By Rubashkin Attorneys, P.I.s And Family
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Information gathered from interviews illegally done by an attorney, private detectives and a Rubashkin family member with jurors from Sholom Rubashkin’s 2009 bank fraud trial has been ruled inadmissible in any future court proceeding or appeal. Sholom Rubashkin Rubashkin Barred...

September 24, 2013: Rubashkin Trying To Get New Trial By Claiming Jurors Anti-Semitic
Comments: 27 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Why did lawyers working for former Agriprocessors glatt kosher slaughterhouse vice president Sholom Rubashkin violate federal district court rules when they contacted jurors from Rubashkin’s 2009 bank fraud trial earlier this month without first asking the trial judge, Linda Reade,...

September 23, 2013: Rubashkin’s Attorneys Violated Law, In Contempt Of Court Judge Says
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Lawyers working for former Agriprocessors glatt kosher slaughterhouse vice president Sholom Rubashkin violated federal district court rules when they contacted jurors from Rubashkin’s 2009 bank fraud trial earlier this month Rubashkin’s trial judge, US District Judge Linda Reade, ruled this...

September 18, 2013: Rubashkin Lawyers And Family Allegedly Contact Trial Jurors Without Permission, Causing Furor
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Private investigators working for former Agriprocessors vice president Sholom Rubashkin have been caught contacting jurors from Rubashkin’s 2009 bank fraud case trial without permission. Sholom Rubashkin Originally posted at 09:29 pm CDT on 9-17-2013. Last update at 3:08 pm CDT...

August 29, 2013: Amara To Plead Guilty In Agriprocessors Conspiracy
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hosam Amara, a former senior manager at Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, signed a plea agreement today. Amara admitted to being a part of a conspiracy led by Sholom Rubashkin to knowingly employ and harbor immigrants who entered the...

August 15, 2013: More Rubashkin Documents May Be Released
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly found Monday that the "FBI failed to demonstrate that it conducted an adequate search for potentially responsive documents, and also failed to justify why certain information was redacted pursuant to Exemptions 6, 7(C) and 7(E)....

July 31, 2013: Agri Star Finally Pays Hundreds Of Thousands In Back Property Taxes – Less Interest
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hershy Friedman’s SHF Industries, LLC, the owner of the Agri Star glatt kosher meat processing plant in Postville, Iowa – the former home of the Agriprocessors glatt kosher slaughterhouse that was once owned by the Rubashkin family – has finally...

July 25, 2013: Haredi Organ Trafficker Sells Brooklyn Home For More Than $2 Million
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Med-Ethics
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, who bought kidneys from live donors from poor countries like Moldova – sometimes at gunpoint – for approximately $10,000 each and sold them to desperately ill Americans for $120,000-160,000, has sold what the New York Observer calls...

July 19, 2013: Kosher Supervision Agency Removes Endorsement Of Sex Lubes
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
"As reported in the media, the Rabbinical Council of California’s Kashrut Division was in the final stages of certifying products produced by Trigg Laboratories. Certification of non-edible items is common in the kosher industry, but the intended uses of these...

July 18, 2013: Chabad Front Organization Tries To Own – And Control – All "Kosher" Domains On The Web
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Turf Disputes
A legal battle to control the word “kosher” in Internet addresses is pitting a Chabad front group, OK Kosher, against all other major and most minor kosher supervision agencies. Bloomberg News reports: A battle to control the word “kosher” in...

July 11, 2013: Sefardi Haredi Leader's Son Allegedly Used Government Position To Illegally Drive Business To His Brother's Private Kosher Supervision Company
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Sefardim
Rabbi Avraham Yosef, the chief rabbi of Holon and the son of Sefardi haredi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, not only illegally fired a mashgiach (kosher supervisor) in 2008 who declared that he would support an Ashkenazi haredi political party in...

July 9, 2013: Big 5 Kosher Supervision Agencies try To Block New .Kosher Domains
Comments: 6 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
In a letter to ICANN, several Kosher certification organizations, responsible for certification of approximately 63% of kosher ingredients worldwide, objected to the “unequal treatment of the new gTLD applications for .Kosher and .halal The letter was sent on “behalf of...

July 5, 2013: Rubashkin Son Says Family Was Shocked Father Was Convicted, Hold's Up Felon Father As Role Model For All Jews
Comments: 71 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"Just over three and a half years ago, the friends and family of Sholom Rubashkin gathered in a courtroom in South Dakota to hear the verdict in his federal trial. Believe me when I tell you that we were expecting...

June 25, 2013: Rubashkin Teleconference Tonight
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"Please join us tonight…for a Teleconference for our dear father, Sholom Mordechai haLevi ben Rivka Rubashkin!" the Rubashkin family writes. Rubashkin is the former VP of Agriprocessors glatt kosher slaughterhouse who was convicted on 86 fraud-related counts. He stole $26...

June 6, 2013: Empire Kosher Fined Almost $100,000 For Repeat Environmental Violations
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
America’s largest kosher poultry producer, Empire Kosher Poultry located in in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, was fined $99,000 by the state's Department of Environmental Protection for repeated violations that began in 2008. Empire Kosher Fined Almost $100,000 For Repeat Environmental Violations Shmarya...

May 24, 2013: Video: Chabad's Postville Yeshiva Named For Convicted Felon Sholom Rubashkin
Comments: 23 | Categories: Agri-Star , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Not only that, as you can see on this video, the yeshiva is openly messianist (the yellow flags in the yeshiva's Lag Ba'omer parade and the "yechi" yarmulkes worn openly by some students), and the parents of these messianist kids...

May 20, 2013: Lawsuit Against Giant Glatt Kosher Meat Provider Alle Processing Becomes A Class Action
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The Satmar-hasid-owned Alle Processing allegedly shorted workers paychecks, failed to pay required overtime, and forced employees to don and doff their protective clothing and safety gear on their own time – all violations of the law. Meal Mart, one of...

May 12, 2013: Editorial: Postville, 5 Years After
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"It’s important not to forget that the abuses and illegal behavior that had been taking place in the Agriprocessors plant were well known and publicly documented long before the 2008 raid. If the government had intervened earlier — if inspectors...

May 10, 2013: Video: Film About Abuse Of Undocumented Workers At Agriprocessors
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Rubashkin Safety , Rubashkin Workers
"The U-Turn," a film about the abuse of undocumented workers at the Postville, Iowa Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse (owned by the Rubashkin family) and the masive immigration raid that took place on May 12, 2008 that victimized them all over again,...

May 9, 2013: A Shavuos Message From Convicted Felon Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"…I think about the hashgocho protis and the symbolism of the name of the legal petition being presented to the appeals court. It’s a Latin expression called "Habeus Corpus,” which literally means, “Produce the body [from jail].” The emphasis is...

May 7, 2013: Rubashkin Launches Australian Fundraising Campaign With Major Chabad Endorsement
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin's "pidyon shvuyim fund" has launched an Australian fundraising effort. Rubashkin is serving a 27-year prison sentence for bank fraud and related crimes and has exhausted all appeals save one. Meanwhile, as was reported Friday, $18...

May 3, 2013: Agriprocessors' Trustee's Attorney Tries To Quash Chabad Alleged Money Laundering Story
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Paula Roby, an attorney for Agriprocessors' bankruptcy trustee Joeseph Sarachek (pictured at right), tells Sarachek that she won't let Chabad's alleged money laundering be a story here. Here is that email. Paula Roby, one of Sarachek's attorney's, made a bit...

May 3, 2013: Chabad Charities That Allegedly Laundered Millions Of Dollars For Agriprocessors Must Repay Only Thousands
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Chabad charities that some allege were used to siphon millions of dollars out of Agriprocessors and to the Rubashkin family to avoid their loss during a possible bankruptcy filing have agreed to repay pennies on the dollars they were given...

April 29, 2013: Rubashkin Family Fundraising Email
Comments: 67 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"…The deadline to file this petition is in 5 months and we have barely started yet (there is a massive amount of work) because we don’t have funds to move forward. We desperately need to raise the funds to pay...

April 27, 2013: Rubashkin Fundraising Continues
Comments: 76 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Former glatt kosher meat baron Sholom Rubashkin lost at trial, lost on appeal and was denied by the US Supreme Court. Now his family is raising money to file a 2255 motion in the hopes that this will set him...

April 7, 2013: Kiryas Joel Meat Company Sued By The US Department Of Labor For “Willfully And Repeatedly” Violating Minimum Wage And Overtime Laws
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The US Department of Labor found that Hatzlucha “willfully and repeatedly” violated labor laws, that Hatzlucha’s company records do not accurately reflect “the hours worked each workday, the total hours worked each work week, the regular rate of pay, the...

March 25, 2013: Video: Major LA Kosher Distributor Caught Selling Allegedly Treif Meat
Comments: 15 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The distributor, Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats, allegedly used Aaron's best labels to repackage non-kosher meat. Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) says meat purchased before 3 pm Sunday is still kosher – even though an investigator videotaped the fraud over the...

March 24, 2013: $40 Per Pound Matzoh In Manhattan
Comments: 33 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
It may be the greatest kosher food rip-off on earth. Crown Heights handmade shmurah matzoh is selling at almost a 100% markup in Manhattan. $40 Per Pound Matzoh In Manhattan Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com It may be the greatest kosher...

January 29, 2013: Mordechai Ben David, Choir, Visit Rubashkin In Prison, Sing For Him In Honor Of Daughter's Wedding
Comments: 49 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hasidic singer Mordechai Ben David and members of the Shira Choir visited former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin in federal prison this week to help Rubashkin celebrate his daughter's wedding. Rubashkin is serving a 27-year sentence for bank fraud and related...

January 25, 2013: Rubashkin Daughter Marries, Chabad And Haredim Protest Because Rubashkin Not Allowed To Leave Prison To Attend
Comments: 59 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"Family and friends packed the courtyard of 770 Eastern Parkway on Thursday night to celebrate the wedding of young chassidic couple Yehuda Zaltzman and Mushka Rubashkin. Absent was the father of the kallah, R' Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the former kosher...

January 5, 2013: Kashrut Council Of Canada Withdraws Appeal, Mashgichim Win Labor Action
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
The Kashrut Council of Canada (COR) has withdrawn its appeal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board decision against it stands and is final, meaning that COR's attempt to cheat its mashgichim, kosher supervisors, out of their rightful pay has been...

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