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The Kosher Racket

May 11, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a fabulous scheme, and Benedict XVI’s elder brothers are getting bloody rich at it. Granted, the kosher racket pales in comparison to the Shoah business, but it’s impressive, nonetheless.

According to Menachem Lubinsky, editor of “Kosher Today” and owner of Lubicon Marketing and Consulting, there are 10.5 million kosher consumers in the United States, 10,650 companies in the United States whose products are under kosher supervision, and 98,000 kosher certified products. Not to mention bakeries, restaurants and kosher markets in many cities and towns throughout the country. And it is the “mashgiach” who has the important job of “watching over” factories, caterers, restaurants, butchers and kosher stores to make sure “everything is kosher.”

According to Lubinsky of Lubicon, “The dollar value of the kosher market is $10.5 billion.”

http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2007/05/08/news/news10.prt

The article fails to mention the fact that the tax imposed upon the 10.5 million “kosher consumers” (see: Orthodox Judaics) is supplemented by 99.5% percent of the U.S.’s non-“kosher consumers.” Yes, any time you buy grocery items with the following symbols on them (it’s nearly impossible to grocery shop today without doing so) you are paying a tax to the rabbis:

The Kosher Racket

May 11, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a fabulous scheme, and Benedict XVI’s elder brothers are getting bloody rich at it. Granted, the kosher racket pales in comparison to the Shoah business, but it’s impressive, nonetheless.

According to Menachem Lubinsky, editor of “Kosher Today” and owner of Lubicon Marketing and Consulting, there are 10.5 million kosher consumers in the United States, 10,650 companies in the United States whose products are under kosher supervision, and 98,000 kosher certified products. Not to mention bakeries, restaurants and kosher markets in many cities and towns throughout the country. And it is the “mashgiach” who has the important job of “watching over” factories, caterers, restaurants, butchers and kosher stores to make sure “everything is kosher.”

According to Lubinsky of Lubicon, “The dollar value of the kosher market is $10.5 billion.”

http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2007/05/08/news/news10.prt

The article fails to mention the fact that the tax imposed upon the 10.5 million “kosher consumers” (see: Orthodox Judaics) is supplemented by 99.5% percent of the U.S.’s non-“kosher consumers.” Yes, any time you buy grocery items with the following symbols on them (it’s nearly impossible to grocery shop today without doing so) you are paying a tax to the rabbis:

The Kosher Racket

May 11, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a fabulous scheme, and Benedict XVI’s elder brothers are getting bloody rich at it. Granted, the kosher racket pales in comparison to the Shoah business, but it’s impressive, nonetheless.

According to Menachem Lubinsky, editor of “Kosher Today” and owner of Lubicon Marketing and Consulting, there are 10.5 million kosher consumers in the United States, 10,650 companies in the United States whose products are under kosher supervision, and 98,000 kosher certified products. Not to mention bakeries, restaurants and kosher markets in many cities and towns throughout the country. And it is the “mashgiach” who has the important job of “watching over” factories, caterers, restaurants, butchers and kosher stores to make sure “everything is kosher.”

According to Lubinsky of Lubicon, “The dollar value of the kosher market is $10.5 billion.”

http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2007/05/08/news/news10.prt

The article fails to mention the fact that the tax imposed upon the 10.5 million “kosher consumers” (see: Orthodox Judaics) is supplemented by 99.5% percent of the U.S.’s non-“kosher consumers.” Yes, any time you buy grocery items with the following symbols on them (it’s nearly impossible to grocery shop today without doing so) you are paying a tax to the rabbis:

There’s No Racket Like the Shoah Racket

May 5, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in this Shoah business scandal has close ties with the Vatican.

Holocaust Cash Went To Shadowy Pal Of Ousted WJC Leader

Israeli finance minister, now being probed for corruption, urged death camp tour group to hire little-known N.Y. consultant; [Israel] Singer friend Curtis Hoxter can’t explain what he did for $709,000.

Larry Cohler-Esses and Ran Dagoni

The Jewish Week

An internationally known Holocaust education group disbursed, apparently illegally, more than $700,000 to an associate of an Israeli cabinet minister now under investigation for corruption, a joint investigation by The Jewish Week and the Israeli business daily Globes has learned.

In 2003, March of the Living, a New Jersey-based charity, began payments totaling $709,000 to Curtis Hoxter, who is also closely tied to former World Jewish Congress leader Israel Singer. The group began its payments to Hoxter the same year Singer was instructed to stop funneling unauthorized payments to him via the World Jewish Congress, payments that had by then totaled $657,600.

During this time, Singer was also involved in negotiations to join Hoxter’s Manhattan public relations firm as a partner.

David Machlis, president of March of the Living, told The Jewish Week that it was Avraham Hirchson, the group’s founder and now Israel’s minister of finance, who introduced Hoxter to the group and urged his hiring. Hirchson, a key partner of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, “suspended” himself last week as finance minister pending the outcome of a police investigation. He is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in Israeli health care and union funds prior to taking his cabinet position.

Hirchson’s Tel Aviv attorney, Yakov Weinrot, confirmed it was his client who brought Hoxter to March of Living. But, said Weinrot, Hirchson “did not realize his salary would be so big.” Weinrot emphasized that March of the Living was a “independent entity,” though Hirchson founded the group and ran it for many years.

Singer was forced out of the WJC in March after being removed from positions of financial responsibility there in 2006—the year an investigation by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer found Singer and Elan Steinberg, executive vice president of WJC’s American Section, responsible for financial mismanagement of the group. Steinberg, who left WJC in early 2002, was gone for much the period during which Hoxter received his payments.

Full Article:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=14012

Kasper, Ratzinger, and World Jewish Congress’ Bronfman and Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in the above mentioned Shoah business scandal

There’s No Racket Like the Shoah Racket

May 5, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in this Shoah business scandal has close ties with the Vatican.

Holocaust Cash Went To Shadowy Pal Of Ousted WJC Leader

Israeli finance minister, now being probed for corruption, urged death camp tour group to hire little-known N.Y. consultant; [Israel] Singer friend Curtis Hoxter can’t explain what he did for $709,000.

Larry Cohler-Esses and Ran Dagoni

The Jewish Week

An internationally known Holocaust education group disbursed, apparently illegally, more than $700,000 to an associate of an Israeli cabinet minister now under investigation for corruption, a joint investigation by The Jewish Week and the Israeli business daily Globes has learned.

In 2003, March of the Living, a New Jersey-based charity, began payments totaling $709,000 to Curtis Hoxter, who is also closely tied to former World Jewish Congress leader Israel Singer. The group began its payments to Hoxter the same year Singer was instructed to stop funneling unauthorized payments to him via the World Jewish Congress, payments that had by then totaled $657,600.

During this time, Singer was also involved in negotiations to join Hoxter’s Manhattan public relations firm as a partner.

David Machlis, president of March of the Living, told The Jewish Week that it was Avraham Hirchson, the group’s founder and now Israel’s minister of finance, who introduced Hoxter to the group and urged his hiring. Hirchson, a key partner of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, “suspended” himself last week as finance minister pending the outcome of a police investigation. He is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in Israeli health care and union funds prior to taking his cabinet position.

Hirchson’s Tel Aviv attorney, Yakov Weinrot, confirmed it was his client who brought Hoxter to March of Living. But, said Weinrot, Hirchson “did not realize his salary would be so big.” Weinrot emphasized that March of the Living was a “independent entity,” though Hirchson founded the group and ran it for many years.

Singer was forced out of the WJC in March after being removed from positions of financial responsibility there in 2006—the year an investigation by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer found Singer and Elan Steinberg, executive vice president of WJC’s American Section, responsible for financial mismanagement of the group. Steinberg, who left WJC in early 2002, was gone for much the period during which Hoxter received his payments.

Full Article:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=14012

Kasper, Ratzinger, and World Jewish Congress’ Bronfman and Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in the above mentioned Shoah business scandal

There’s No Racket Like the Shoah Racket

May 5, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in this Shoah business scandal has close ties with the Vatican.

Holocaust Cash Went To Shadowy Pal Of Ousted WJC Leader

Israeli finance minister, now being probed for corruption, urged death camp tour group to hire little-known N.Y. consultant; [Israel] Singer friend Curtis Hoxter can’t explain what he did for $709,000.

Larry Cohler-Esses and Ran Dagoni

The Jewish Week

An internationally known Holocaust education group disbursed, apparently illegally, more than $700,000 to an associate of an Israeli cabinet minister now under investigation for corruption, a joint investigation by The Jewish Week and the Israeli business daily Globes has learned.

In 2003, March of the Living, a New Jersey-based charity, began payments totaling $709,000 to Curtis Hoxter, who is also closely tied to former World Jewish Congress leader Israel Singer. The group began its payments to Hoxter the same year Singer was instructed to stop funneling unauthorized payments to him via the World Jewish Congress, payments that had by then totaled $657,600.

During this time, Singer was also involved in negotiations to join Hoxter’s Manhattan public relations firm as a partner.

David Machlis, president of March of the Living, told The Jewish Week that it was Avraham Hirchson, the group’s founder and now Israel’s minister of finance, who introduced Hoxter to the group and urged his hiring. Hirchson, a key partner of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, “suspended” himself last week as finance minister pending the outcome of a police investigation. He is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in Israeli health care and union funds prior to taking his cabinet position.

Hirchson’s Tel Aviv attorney, Yakov Weinrot, confirmed it was his client who brought Hoxter to March of Living. But, said Weinrot, Hirchson “did not realize his salary would be so big.” Weinrot emphasized that March of the Living was a “independent entity,” though Hirchson founded the group and ran it for many years.

Singer was forced out of the WJC in March after being removed from positions of financial responsibility there in 2006—the year an investigation by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer found Singer and Elan Steinberg, executive vice president of WJC’s American Section, responsible for financial mismanagement of the group. Steinberg, who left WJC in early 2002, was gone for much the period during which Hoxter received his payments.

Full Article:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=14012

Kasper, Ratzinger, and World Jewish Congress’ Bronfman and Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in the above mentioned Shoah business scandal

There’s No Racket Like the Shoah Racket

May 5, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in this Shoah business scandal has close ties with the Vatican.

Holocaust Cash Went To Shadowy Pal Of Ousted WJC Leader

Israeli finance minister, now being probed for corruption, urged death camp tour group to hire little-known N.Y. consultant; [Israel] Singer friend Curtis Hoxter can’t explain what he did for $709,000.

Larry Cohler-Esses and Ran Dagoni

The Jewish Week

An internationally known Holocaust education group disbursed, apparently illegally, more than $700,000 to an associate of an Israeli cabinet minister now under investigation for corruption, a joint investigation by The Jewish Week and the Israeli business daily Globes has learned.

In 2003, March of the Living, a New Jersey-based charity, began payments totaling $709,000 to Curtis Hoxter, who is also closely tied to former World Jewish Congress leader Israel Singer. The group began its payments to Hoxter the same year Singer was instructed to stop funneling unauthorized payments to him via the World Jewish Congress, payments that had by then totaled $657,600.

During this time, Singer was also involved in negotiations to join Hoxter’s Manhattan public relations firm as a partner.

David Machlis, president of March of the Living, told The Jewish Week that it was Avraham Hirchson, the group’s founder and now Israel’s minister of finance, who introduced Hoxter to the group and urged his hiring. Hirchson, a key partner of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, “suspended” himself last week as finance minister pending the outcome of a police investigation. He is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in Israeli health care and union funds prior to taking his cabinet position.

Hirchson’s Tel Aviv attorney, Yakov Weinrot, confirmed it was his client who brought Hoxter to March of Living. But, said Weinrot, Hirchson “did not realize his salary would be so big.” Weinrot emphasized that March of the Living was a “independent entity,” though Hirchson founded the group and ran it for many years.

Singer was forced out of the WJC in March after being removed from positions of financial responsibility there in 2006—the year an investigation by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer found Singer and Elan Steinberg, executive vice president of WJC’s American Section, responsible for financial mismanagement of the group. Steinberg, who left WJC in early 2002, was gone for much the period during which Hoxter received his payments.

Full Article:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=14012

Kasper, Ratzinger, and World Jewish Congress’ Bronfman and Rabbi Israel Singer who is implicated in the above mentioned Shoah business scandal