Sixth Sense

July 14, 2008

New York…Two months after nearly 1,000 federal, state and local agents raided Agriprocessors (May 12th) in Postville, comes a chorus of voices questioning the legality and morality of the raid itself. The New York Times in an editorial yesterday (July 13th) “The Shame of Postville, Iowa” took the unusual step of

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July 7, 2008

We received many e-mails and phone calls with opinions on Agriprocessors. There were those that pretty much echoed the sentiments of the UFCW, Rabbi Maurice Allen and the Forward that the consumers should avoid meats from Agriprocessors because of the alleged charges against them. This was one e-mail: “We are what we

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July 7, 2008

We received many e-mails and phone calls with opinions on Agriprocessors. There were those that pretty much echoed the sentiments of the UFCW, Rabbi Maurice Allen and the Forward that the consumers should avoid meats from Agriprocessors because of the alleged charges against them. This was one e-mail: “We are what we

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June 30, 2008

To begin with, here is my weekly disclaimer that I do on occasion represent Agriprocessors, so don't shoot the messenger. The new Hekhsher Tzedek promoted by several conservative rabbis and other liberal groups was a non-starter three years ago after a PETA video alleged animal abuse at the Postville plant of

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June 30, 2008

To begin with, here is my weekly disclaimer that I do on occasion represent Agriprocessors, so don't shoot the messenger. The new Hekhsher Tzedek promoted by several conservative rabbis and other liberal groups was a non-starter three years ago after a PETA video alleged animal abuse at the Postville plant of

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June 23, 2008

On any given week, I have occasion to speak to many people in the kosher food industry. Over the last few weeks, the topics usually included steep commodity price increases, the soaring fuel costs, increased shipping costs, and the developments in Postville. So it was a bit of a surprise when a leading distributor chose to

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June 23, 2008

On any given week, I have occasion to speak to many people in the kosher food industry. Over the last few weeks, the topics usually included steep commodity price increases, the soaring fuel costs, increased shipping costs, and the developments in Postville. So it was a bit of a surprise when a leading distributor chose to

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June 16, 2008

Since this column is about Agriprocessors, I begin with the disclaimer that my firm LUBICOM Marketing Consulting does on occasion represent Agriprocessors. In May 1902, 20,000 women influenced by the emerging labor and women's suffrage movements, declared a boycott against the myriad of small kosher butcher shops that

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June 16, 2008

Since this column is about Agriprocessors, I begin with the disclaimer that my firm LUBICOM Marketing Consulting does on occasion represent Agriprocessors. In May 1902, 20,000 women influenced by the emerging labor and women's suffrage movements, declared a boycott against the myriad of small kosher butcher shops that

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