How does Chabad honor or celebrate Thanksgiving? It doesn’t – a fact most American politicians and others who support the hasidic missionary group likely do not know. And what they also do not know is that senior Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis allegedly ordered Chrown Heights butcher shops not to stock freash turkeys this week in a bid to stop hasidim from celebrating America's holiday of freedom.
Above: The late rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Updated at 2:53 pm CST
Chabad-Lubavitch And Thanksgiving: Chabad Rabbis Allegedly Take Extreme Steps To Prevent Jews From Celebrating America's Holiday
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
How does Chabad honor or celebrate Thanksgiving?
It doesn’t – a fact most American politicians and others who support the hasidic missionary group or who are lured into it likely do not know.
To what extreme will Chabad rabbis go to make sure Jews do not celebrate Thanksgiving?
A reader, Sfek-Sfaika, tells me that the two main butcher shops in Crown Heights, House of Glatt and Raitports, had no fresh turkeys available for purchase for Thanksgiving.
It wasn’t a supply issue or an ordering issue. There was no snafu from suppliers or by local butchers, and it wasn’t because there was a mad rush of Crown Heights Jews buying out the existing supply of fresh turkeys.
Instead, to make sure hasidim can't have fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving – frozen turkeys take a day or two to defrost before they can be cooked, and cooking itself takes many hours – the two butcher shops only had frozen turkeys because the slaughterhouse the Crown Heights Kosher supervises would only ship frozen turkeys this week, allegedly on the orders of the Crown Heights Beit Din rabbis to prevent Jews from eating fresh turkey on Thanksgiving. Crown Heights Kosher is run my the completely Chabad-Lubavitch run and staffed Crown Heights Beit Din (religious court).
Butchers told customers that instead of Thanksgiving, they do have fresh turkeys available for Hanukah – which is a Jewish religious holiday that should be celebrated. In contrast, Thanksgiving is a “non-Jewish” holiday that should not be celebrated, according to many, if not most, haredi rabbis – including Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinic decisors. (One of the two butcher shops, House of Glatt, is selling defrosted formerly frozen turkeys to get around the rabbis semi-ban.)
According to this reader, Kosher Palace Supermarket on Avenue U and 28th Street in Flatbush – a non-Chabad-Lubavitch neighborhood – did have fresh turkeys available for purchase.
But the price for a 15-pound fresh turkey with OU and CRC (Satmar) kosher supervision was $68, which is almost triple what a non-kosher turkey would cost.