Monday, September 8, 2008

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF...

What would happen if the OU would lose its reputation of being a good hechsher? No good they're serving us treif, their rabbis took some bribes and let things slide. Or they didnt checkup on all their company's they watch. Maybe they were lenient to let the company's be able to meet the requirements. Whatever the case maybe what would happen?

At first the newspapers would go crazy about this making it the front page headlines for all except for the Jewish Press which would put something about Israel on the front (or tie it into israel somehow). The Hamodia, Yated and Mishpacha would all write its a "horrible thing to happen its a big disgrace to the Jewish community" and would bash the OU Saying " it was never really any good. The JP would defend the OU " the OU served the community for so long even though this scandal happened and it was a chilul hashem they will come back and fix it to serve the Jewish community once again".

Then onto people. They (we) would all be putting up different sides. One side would say it was all just a few people who were fired for this. The other side condemning anyone who eats OU to hell. Many people will be wondering whats a good hechsher. Some will be forced to have only the strictest of kashrut since the OU was the most lenient they trusted. Some already had the strictest of kashrut and would only want stricter. Others after this episode will only want the strictest, because who can you trust? On the other hand many will say what was wrong with other less stringent Kashrut than the OU before now, so they are still okay after.... right? What will the airlines serve for their Special Kosher Deluxe Meal. Then will come the Bans and chumros which in the end will call for quadrupled filtered lettuce and only Ba'adatz.

Are we not lucky that this didn't and hopefully wont happen? Are we not lucky for the OU is working hard all day to keep things available to us? Are we not? Yes, we are.

Dedicated to the hardworking people at the OU.

19 people gave their 2 cents:

Lion of Zion said...

i thought you live in flatbush? you should know that the OU is only a בדיעבד. torah jews don't hold by it.

frumskeptic said...

there are already ppl who do not trust the OU. but if there were ever a scandle what u said would def happen to an exent. just the Yated readers would mock those who always ate OU and be like "this is why you should be like us we're frum. We did always say modern isn't actually orthodox."

Jacob Da Jew said...

The Hamodia, Yated and Mishpacha would all write its a "horrible thing to happen its a big disgrace to the Jewish community" and would bash the OU Saying " it was never really any good.

ITS NOT A HEIMISHE HECHSHER!!!!

OY VEY!!!!

Moshe said...

dude, since when does anyone eat OU anything. That's the irony of it, people wouldn't buy OU meat or dairy but they set the chumras for vegetables.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Lion O Zion

LOL and its midwood

FrumSkepty

I wasnt sure what to write on the readers of the frummer newspapers so I just put it all together and there is a diversity in them.

J Da J

There would be worse than that how about a riot.

Moishy

are you trying to say the are stricter or more lenient?

Moshe said...

I'm saying they're both, that's why the irony.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Moshe

Thought so just making sure and they do set the standards thats why it would make everyone shift to the extremes

sam the organizing man said...

mike i know the jp very well and they wouldnt back up the ou, they would just write about it.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Sam

Gonna have to dissagree with you. There is no way the JP is just going to write about it like you write about the weather. They are for sure going to give a side and that one is defending it.

s(b.) said...

I :heart: the OU.

sam the organizing man said...

sorry mike but i worked in the jp and i know it much better than most people

frum single female said...

cute

Mikeinmidwood said...

S(b.)

So do I

Sam

Still dont agree.

Frum Single Female

Thanks

sam the organizing man said...

mike, ask anyone that works in the jewish press

B S A said...

sam which article do you write?

mike i disagree with sam and agree with you the jp would defend the ou, its thier type

sam the organizing man said...

mazal tov articles, i used to do points for education, and i help chumi friedman do Teens And Twenties

Mikeinmidwood said...

B S A

Thanks for the support.

B S A said...

the jp is so the type of newspaper to back people up, especially the ou

sam the organizing man said...

i'm sorry b s a but like i said before i know the jp a little better than most people