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November 8, 2009
May 10, 2011 8:56 PM
Just a hamburger?!
No. This is not just a hamburger. This is a Whopper. I am an American and I believe in freedom. But, those hamburgers are delicious and beautiful. I wish I could eat like 20 now. I'm so hungry!
June 21, 2010 8:56 AM
I'm David and I'm alive enough to eat kosher HAMburger...
We should be grateful for things are available for us eat which the Almighty had provided. That being said, I'll take a uh.. tripple kosher whopper, please.
November 18, 2009 6:56 AM
I'm not observant, but........
if I traveled to Costa Rica and saw a kosher burger king, I would be happy and excited just to know that Jews were there!
November 16, 2009 10:12 PM
Hey, I'm been living in Costa Rica since I was born, and I didn't know that. But, you know, Lori, you are right.
November 13, 2009 5:06 PM
How true . It is just a hamburger. And thanks for all your hard work.
November 12, 2009 1:54 PM
Where I live there is one Kosher (dairy) restaurant located in the world's biggest (or now maybe 2nd or 3rd biggest which usually does not have much left after the lunch hour. Sometimes the challenges of Kashrut are a bit much
November 12, 2009 1:27 PM
anything can taste good spiritually
A wise rabbi said that, "when it comes to a spiritual thirst, any water tastes good from either that of a polluted stream or by the pure waters of Torah."
November 12, 2009 11:56 AM
Burger Kings product Kosher or non-Kosher are the
worst Burgers on the Market.
I got very sick after eating (on separate occasions and
at different shops) this product. Two time loser,
November 12, 2009 1:10 AM
RESPONSE TO # 3 IN TEXAS
YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS AND I'LL ARRANGE FOR YOU TO HAVE KOSHER MEAT (NOT WITH A BURGER KING WRAPPER) SHIPPED TO YOU &/OR YOUR COMMUNITY.
November 11, 2009 4:04 PM
Why eat any hamburger?
Lori is on the right track, but I wish she had taken it a step further, all the way to the first chapter of Bereishit. It could not be more clear that Hashem wanted us to refrain from eating animals. That hamburger is a "pleasure of the world" that comes at the expense of a living being -- and all that antisceptic packaging enables you to avoid confronting the reality of animal slaughter.
November 11, 2009 2:40 PM
Convenience may be the real draw...
It's true that a hamburger is just a hamburger... As a ba'al teshuva, I've given up eating treif. I can replicate the Egg McMuffin with Yves Soy Canadian Bacon (Kosher Dairy) and have a taco with cheese and sour cream when substituting Morning Star Recipe Crumbles (Soy Kosher Dairy) for the ground beef. I don't feel like I'm missing any flavor that I loved before...
It's really the convenience of fast food that we miss. Living in Houston, Texas, we have about 4 Kosher restaurants. Taking the family on an outing to a ball game, museum, or amusement park or simply shopping at a mall is always complicated by the availability of food. Packing food in advance is a challenge. Eating tuna fish (again!) while the world around is enjoying their hot meals, can make us jealous. Yes, it's just a hamburger, but sometimes, we'd like to enjoy one when out with the family! The real challenge is to inspire our kids under those circumstances! "Now let's go to the drinking fountain, wash, and say a bracha!"
Perhaps if all that fast food around us were available to us, we'd be 300 lbs! But that is another topic! :)
Mark in cleveland,
November 11, 2009 5:25 AM
But we have a kosher Subway
We actually have a kosher Subway shop in our Jewish Community center in Cleveland
November 11, 2009 4:56 AM
you don't know what you're missing!
Friends (non-Jewish and non-Kosher) used to say to me "You don't know what you're missing!" to try to entice me to eat something that wasn't kosher. My response was always, "That's right. I don't. Therefore it doesn't matter to me if I continue to miss out on..." whatever it was, whether it was KFC or Hungry Jacks/McDonalds etc...
November 11, 2009 3:00 AM
congratulations as always
IF WE COULD THINK A LITTLE ABOUT THE GREATNES OF G-D AND THE PLEASURES HE GIVE US IN EVERYTHING WE HAVE WE COULG BE MORE GRATEFUL TO HIM WE HAVE TO TNANK HIM FOR ALL WE HAVE , AND NOT BE IN THE HANDS Of THE YEZER HARA -- OUR LOWER SELVES THAT IS BEHIND US SEARCHING FOR THE THINGS WE APPRENTLY WE ARE MISISNG THANK YOU LORY
November 10, 2009 5:03 PM
Keeping Kosher in Texas?
Although Texas is a huge state, the number of Jews living in the boondocks have no Kosher food available to them. I just hope Hashem understands that the intention of my heart is to keep kosher but the cost of driving to another county to buy kosher food is neigh unto impossible for people on a fixed income. So how far is it to drive? Put it this way, my county and the county to the east of mine, if put together would be the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island would comfortably fit into my county two to three times.
November 10, 2009 9:27 AM
Boycotts and some important stuff here
It is just so cynical! Here in Israel, all these places are treife and open on Shabbot... Except for branches in Yerushalayim. There, they're "kosher". There, they close on Shabbot. Because if PAYS. I don't appreciate that attitude. Keep that stuff in America-- where it always belonged.
By the way, we should not merely depend on a kashrut (kosher) certificate. Look at the people who work there... ask yourselves, do they look like people who have respect for-- or KNOWLEDGE of the laws of kashrut? If not, then how would we expect them to uphold the kosher standards? The kosher superviser is generally not there! Remember: the certificate merely implies that the joint has the basic means to keep kosher at a level popular with most "observant" clientelle. As a rule, it can not guarentee real kashrut-- only a basic guide-line.
November 9, 2009 3:56 AM
It's the fun factor
As a BT I admit when we go to Yerushalayim, I enjoy the Kosher MacDonalds and Burger King. It is just fun and no more than a remembrance of what I used to eat at one time and enjoyed it. Sbarro's was different, that was in memory of all those innocents who died at the hands of Muslim terrorists. What I have a personal problem with is the soy cheese at the Kosher Subway. I cannot do it. My own personal fence. Additionally, although I do indulge I feel funny about eating the parve Tofutti Cuties sandwiches which taste too much like the real thing, after eating a meat meal. After 17 years I still miss the great steak dinners I used to enjoy. In the end, I do miss the cheeseburgers; however I am glad I do not eat them any longer, because there are more important things and Hashem is it. When I go to either Max's in Wheaton or MacDonalds in Eretz Yisroel it is just for fun.
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