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Jim Leff | Mar 28, 2005 09:04 PM

Yo, Kosher Hounds

Regarding the recent "flame war" (angry huffy fight), which our moderators had to clean up:

This message board is a resource to swap tips about the most delicious kosher chow, not the most kosher delicious chow.
 
Wider issues of kashruth and certification, important though they are, are off-topic for our narrow scope. If you're not certain a given restaurant passes muster, make inquiries and check up (and, if you'd be so kind, report what you find out). But endless debate of what people should/should not deem acceptable are a vast ground unto themselves, and we will NOT get into that here. It's not our purview.
 
And we won't get into ANYTHING where participants adopt a huffy, indignant, personally insulting tone. It's essential to create a friendly, respectful atmosphere where readers along feel comfortable in chiming in with their chow tips. This isn't the place for huffy debate or argument on theological or other issues. People who can't talk about food without going ballistic on theological issues are unwelcome here.
 
Look: if one hound is so "reformed" that leaning kosher means removing the bacon from his bacon cheeseburger, and another hound won't touch a glass of water that's not been blessed by twelve internationally celebrated rabbis, great. We can all share the real estate of this board and cover the range from "veg-but-let-it-slide" to "glatt extra VSOP". We're not a forum on kosher issues, we're a forum on kosher (and even kosher-style) chow in all its many manifestations. As in the real world, it's every indivual's responsibility to decide what meets her/his needs and restrictions, whatever they are. We expect everyone to be tolerant of varying needs and restrictions and to simply watch out for themselves.
 
If you have issues with the above statement, 1. tough, the moderators and I reserve right to set borders on the discussion, and 2. please discuss them on the Site Talk board so we can restore this forum to chowy discussion.
 
 
ciao

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