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June 8, 2013
June 24, 2013 4:25 PM
kosher food on air flights
June 14, 2013 7:52 AM
Kosher meals on airplanes are prepared better.
The Kosher meal on a plane is almost always better. While everyone else gets cheap sandwiches for instance, the kosher meal is hot and tasty... so I don't get this bit on Seinfeld at all. Now if you want to get stranded without a kosher meal... come to Kansas...
June 13, 2013 8:57 PM
I got a seat on Swiss Air through a travel agency, and through the agency ordered a kosher meal----no problem. on arriving to check in I asked that a kosher meal was ordered and to check that it was available--no problem. On entering the plane I again asked if every thing was OK and that a kosher meal was provided-- again ----no problem. we were on a non stop flight to Israel from Toronto. When meal time came there was NO KOSHER MEAL and all the stewardesses looked like this was the first they had head of it. We asked if there was anything else like soft drinks--no. We were each given a small (pill size) container of kosher peanuts ( literally 3 nuts). So I asked if we could have more containers---- no only one per person was allowed, Perhaps they were trying to pressure us into eating non kosher-- I don't know but they certainly didn't offer or suggest anything. I no longer trust or in any way support Swiztica Air. I since always noted its any Jewish and anti Israel slant in the news. I don't know why I asked so often about that kosher meal except that some 6th sense was at work. We did get some money back a few months later but as I said , No more ----no problem.
June 13, 2013 2:26 AM
Stranded Without Kosher Food
The question isn't whether or not we think the bit was funny or in poor taste (or about how kosher food tastes). The question is whether we have been stranded without kosher food.I don't think I could ever say I was "stranded" and forced to eat non-kosher or go hungry. If I could find fresh foods like veggies and fruit, that has tided me over until kosher meal availability.I have always eaten kosher meals on flights and have never been disappointed. They were usually more appetizing-looking and smelling than what was served to the rest of the people.
June 10, 2013 5:16 PM
Terrible....terrible...and not funny....trajic
As a Jew ....I take offense to see how silly TV comedy (?) series like Seinfeld has become....When so many Jews do not know of Yiddishkite....to confuse them with obvious Jews playing the roles....it is discusting ...And look how a Jewish Actress....looks at kosher food at the end.....Really a Shame....not funny .....especially after so many innocent children were murdered in Nazi occupied lands for being KOSHER.....Shame on these supposed Jewish writers....I am offended...
June 11, 2013 4:14 PM
what a shame
I know of a number of non Jews who keep kosher
since they feel that it's better for the body
Hashem who made the world, knows how it'll run best
He created us, He knows what is best for us
kosher is the way to go
why would there be anything wrong with a kosher meal...all airline food leavewhat to be desired!!!
June 11, 2013 4:56 PM
I don't want to overreact but I share Dr. George's sentiments.
June 11, 2013 9:07 PM
I'm with you Dr,, George. Seinfeld was especially mean
about Jewish topics, like the Rabbi episode, and others but no worse than most of the Jews in comedy who have kept alive the Jew as a Joke since vaudeville routines . The meanness of the jokes are supposedly negated by the comics being Jewish "I happen to be Jewish myself" but the need to self destruct, to tell the world "don't hate me, I'm funny" is a sad, pitiful descendant of the Poritz's sdancing Jew. But that Jew, nebach, danced to stay alive, he didn't volunteer. I agree with you, on many levels for many reasons,this is not funny, and is more seriously offensive than a gentile calling using "Jew" as an epithet, a dirty word. These Jews have a lot to learn about self respect.
June 12, 2013 12:52 AM
It was really poking fun at gentiles who don't understand kosher. To even bring Nazis into the discussion is to use your words "shame and disgusting" Look up "humour"
June 17, 2013 4:27 AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not Jewish
Sorry, Dr. George. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not Jewish, although her father is. Her mother is not, and she was not brought up Jewish, nor self-identifies as Jewish.
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