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Why are Pesach prices so much more expensive than kosher food the rest of the year? One British rabbi tried to answer. Full Story

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even in ny?
April 17, 2014 6:49 pm

i thought with all the competition and choice that consumers have, prices w’d be low….

Business
April 17, 2014 5:43 pm

There is business. There is a market that pays
When you ask for tkedaka for a Moisad. There is no limit , the most you get the better , 50k 1 million 10 million 50 million
When they get the money they keep asking for more Why not?
If you have a product and you are overpriced You don’t sell anything
If you sell.peopple pay means that this is the market price

just thinking
April 17, 2014 12:51 pm

ever heard of suply and demand

Harav Avraham Dov Hecht - President of the Igud Harabanim
April 17, 2014 11:24 am

Was the first Rav in the last 50 years to really come out with a campaign (like a “Hecht” knows how to do) to decry the high prices and “issur ona’ah” of taking undo advantage of the kosher consumer especially for Pessach. At tyhe time it made news in the anglo and Yiddish press and it was well received.

Larry
April 17, 2014 1:19 am

I wounder what his take would be on what is spent on purim

So true
April 17, 2014 1:16 am

As is with all things yom tov time- lulov estog to mention another and what about the cost of sheitals – talk about highway robbery and for something that is a must! Despicable!

Yisroel
April 16, 2014 5:45 pm

While I may agree with the Rabbi on some products, there are many products where the price is the same.
As a Distributor I can testify that on some foods despite the additional cost of a Mashgiach Temidi for the Pesach Production. Nevertheless the cost is NOT passed on to the consumer. But is absorbed by the Manufacturer and Distributor, hence allowing the price to remain the same as it is all year.

Gut Gezogt
April 16, 2014 5:38 pm

Someone has to say it. It takes a man of guts and intellect. Shkoiach

once a schochet always a schochet
April 16, 2014 4:36 pm

We need people who speak their mind and strong voices who know how to argue the points. Gd bless you Rabbi Schochet

Kosher = monopoly
April 15, 2014 5:55 pm

Well… technically not a monopoly, it’s not the post office, but kosher limits consumers to fewer choices.

If the rabbis who give certifications would be more “open” then prices would naturally fall, as competition increases.

Crying and asking for kosher store owners to act like decent human beings will get you so far, but allowing for market forces to work, will get real results.

Adam Smith for rabbi 2014!

'As expected from Schochet, the outspoken Chabad Rabbi'
April 14, 2014 4:43 pm

couldn’t have said it better

We need more like this rabbi
April 14, 2014 2:40 pm

This is a bunch of baloney that we should have to be robbed and mugged at the expense of a holiday.

Sickness

mendy h.
April 14, 2014 2:15 pm

Rabbi Schochet may be opinionated but at least he speaks his mind and more than not he’s correct. It is too bad he isn’t a rav in America.

So very true!
April 14, 2014 1:06 pm
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