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Halacha - Profiting from non-kosher food
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Hi. I have a gift business and am wondering about the halacha of a Jew not profiting from non-kosher food. I'm not sure if the halacha only refers to Torah-forbidden foods like pig. Is it okay for me to purchase and sell for profit items like chocolates, cheese, jams, biscuits, etc. that do not have a hechsher, yet also do not contain lard or beef derivatives? These would go into gift baskets that anyone can purchase from me and send to anyone else. Sincerely, Steven
Answer: A Jew may profit from foods that are only forbidden by Rabbinic ordinance, however you must ascertain that this is the case with the specific items under consideration and that none of them may possibly be forbidden from the Torah.
posted:2009-12-07 14:20:11


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