2002-11-09 / Letters

Why Not Kosher?

Why Not Kosher?

Dear Editor;

As you well know, the Waldbaum's supermarket is about the only game in town out here. However, it appears that the new management chooses to discriminate against the Jewish population.

Waldbaum's offers a free turkey with purchases totaling  $150 or more. However if you are Jewish and wish to redeem a kosher turkey, you are unable to do so. The management argues that kosher turkey's are not on the flyers.  Why not???  In the past, I have never had trouble redeeming a kosher turkey as long as I was willing to pay the difference in price, which was about one dollar and change extra.

Does this mean people of the Jewish faith or people who just want a kosher turkey should be discriminated against? Isn't my money the same as a non-Jewish persons?  Am I not entitled to the same courtesy as the next person?

It was certainly embarrassing to stand at the check out counter and have to watch my husband and a manager, Mary Martinez shout and argue the point.  My husband was told that they had a similar incident earlier and Mike Androacchi, the regional manager put his foot down and said "No kosher turkey's allowed."
  Although it might seem silly or of minor concern, I feel in this day and age, with all the trouble's this world has, Waldbaum's should extend the same kindness and courtesy to every race and religion. It doesn't take much to please a person.
  I intend to pursue this disgusting situation further.

I thank you for reading this, and hope the Wave might mention this event somehow.

ANITA FREIFELD


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