Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Statement on Agriprocessors

By now you know that a federal grand jury has handed down a 12-count indictment against Agriprocessors and its managers, effective shutting the door on what was the largest kosher slaughterhouse in America. (Link) While we needed to give this story time to play out and for the wheels of justice to turn ever so slowly, I think it's time for me to make my statement regarding this issue, without implying any wrongdoing on the part of any party in this matter:
One should not cheat in business. One should not break federal or state law, even if you don't think that you won't get caught. You should not lie to investigators, break immigration law, cheat on taxes, or do anything else that's dishonest, deceitful or otherwise illegal.
There. I said it. And now no one can say that Orthodox rabbis don't come out and make strong statements about current issues.

Steak anyone?