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Tuesday, 22 Sivan, 5779
  |  June 25, 2019

    Co-Op Coming to Crown Heights

    A new food co-op is opening in Crown Heights, promising cheaper prices and nutritious food. It even has a "Kosher Committee." Full Story

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    Mrs. Devorah Nates, 66, OBM

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    very excited!
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    very excited!

    Can’t wait

    Boycotting Israeli products?
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    Boycotting Israeli products?

    Are they going to be like the Park Slope co-op that tried to boycott Israeli products? Be very careful, people, you may find yourselves part of this protest without knowing it. If there are no Israeli goods on the shelves, you are a part of it.

    socialist
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    socialist

    Wonder what’s their opinion on BDS movement

    great idea
    Guest
    great idea

    no parking

    how tznius will this be
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    how tznius will this be

    to have the men and women members of our community working in this coop at the same time
    or working with together with other men and women
    it becomes an inappropriate social scene

    Can't wait???
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    Can't wait???

    Prepare the list of items from Israel for a boycott!!!!

    WHAT FOOLS WE ARE……..

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    The members/Consumers make the decisions, so if frum jews make up a big percentage of the consumers a boycot of anything Jewish would not even be entertained as a thought.

    to #5
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    to #5

    Men and women in our community work at the JCM, Tzivos Hashem, Tzach, all of our local schools have both male and female staff members…….

    Support Jewish merchants
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    Support Jewish merchants

    It is a mitzva to support Jewish merchants in one’s own community. If someone wants a store in Crown Heights to offer different products, why not ask the store’s owner? Why advertise a store that is probably not Jewish owned and is possibly not shomer-Shabbos?

    great!
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    great!

    I used to be a member of the Park Slope Co-op and the savings were phenomenal, so I’m looking forward to joining this one. As #7 said, the store’s decisions are democratic, so Jewish members would have input on what the store carries–I don’t think there would be much question of an anti-Israel boycott in CH. The real question is what to do during Pesach, because a Co-op member is a partial owner of the store and therefore has partial ownership of whatever chametz is sold there. But I’m sure they figured something out for the many frum Jews who… Read more »

    Kevin
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    Kevin

    B”H if this co-op can really be as low cost as the park slope one it will be hugely successful without the anti Jewish bigotry.

    Special
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    Special

    Yaakova is a tzadeikes!

    Supporting a Cooperative
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    Supporting a Cooperative

    Hi, This is Karen, I’m a board member of the Lefferts Community Food Coop and thought I would post here. There are good questions about a boycott, but please let me assure you that we’re no where near boycotting anything and as other posters have rightly pointed out, this is a cooperative, meaning it has democratic control by its members. Like Park Slope Food Coop, the “board” is elected FROM the membership and the membership is really the key to what the coop should and shouldn’t do. We would love for more residents of our community to join the coop… Read more »

    You forget it is healthy!
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    You forget it is healthy!

    I’ve been fortunate to try a number of Wholey Grains. This woman’s focus is completely on natural and healthy goods. I know that anything she’s involved in is for complete physical health. She also is really a creative and talented baker. Whenever I visit Crown Heights, I stock up on her goods to take back and give to friends to enjoy. They are so so so delicious! Looking forward to when she starts shipping.

    To #5,
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    To #5,

    Maybe we need separate shopping hours on Kingston too?
    Or maybe totally separate days? Sunday for men, Monday for women etc.
    What about same gender rules in offices? Or in organizations?
    And schools??

    The proper response to boycotting Israeli products
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    The proper response to boycotting Israeli products

    The jewish members of this co-op must counter that in response to boycotts of Israeli products in OTHER coops, this coop branch will have a reverse boycot of products from Arab & Muslim countries, those double standard idiots will cry racism & every other term they could use & make demonstrations outside the coop, but they’ll learn every coin has two sides, & it’s a two way street. Enough said.

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