Selling non-Kosher foods
If non-kosher foods are prohibited for Jews to eat, can a Jew sell them? What if other Jews buy them? Can a Jew derive benefit from such transactions? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the rulings of the great sages from the Gemara down through today’s leading poskim.
Selling non-Kosher foods: Businesses dealing with non-kosher foods
It is prohibited to sell prohibited food.
We will survey the sources of this prohibition and the opinion of the poskim in applying it.
Can a producer of kosher chickens market the occasional prohibited chickens that were improperly slaughtered? After all, not even the best ritual slaughterers are perfect; they occasionally make mistakes.
Can a kosher grocery store carry non-kosher merchandise to attract non-Jewish customers?
Can you work in a non-kosher restaurant or for a distributor of non-kosher food?
Can you own shares in a corporation that markets prohibited food?
Primary sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.