web analytics
December 19, 2014 / 27 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Court Upholds Citi Field’s Ban on Sale of Kosher Food on Shabbat

By: JTA

A federal appeals court told a kosher hot dog vendor in New York that its agreement with Citi Field precludes it from selling kosher products at the stadium on Shabbat.

Kosher Sports Inc. had a 10-year contract with Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to sell hot dogs, sausages and other kosher products in the stadium through October 2018. In 2010, the kosher food distributor sued Citi Field operators for preventing its workers from selling their products on Friday nights and Saturdays, and for attempting to stop the company from obtaining a fourth food cart.

In its ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York found that the agreement “did not cover when or where KSI could sell its kosher food products,” and therefore Citi Field was within its rights to restrict sales on the Sabbath. The court also awarded Citi Field $55,000 and rejected Kosher Sports Inc.’s request to reverse a court decision from February 2012 that found the vendor failed to make payments on time.

“KSI had no right under the unambiguous terms of the agreement to sell its products at Citi Field on Fridays and Saturdays,” the court wrote.

The vendor launched its $1 million lawsuit three years ago, claiming that it had lost $500,000 in profits because its stands were not allowed to open during Sabbath games or events. Kosher Sports said it had received permission from kosher-certifying authorities to open the stands to sell food items on the Sabbath, but the rabbi who certifies the stands denied that claim.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

13 Responses to “Court Upholds Citi Field’s Ban on Sale of Kosher Food on Shabbat”

  1. Yehuda Alan says:

    Nobody needs to be at the MET’s game on the Sabbath so they would not need kosher food. I hope they don’t loose the vendor but if they do, I’m sure there are others who would like to open a kosher stand there and wouldn’t cause as much trouble.

  2. Gary Chuven says:

    All those OTD baseball fans will be upset.

  3. most people that eat kosher wouldn't eat at a place that opens on shabbat

  4. Roy Gordon says:

    joe-man you mus' be livin' in a cocoon if you be thinkin' so…

  5. Some one who is really kosher would not go to a baseball game Friday night or Saturday.

  6. Gil Gilman says:

    In principle Walter and Joe are correct. Without that principle what is left of value? Roy's comment shows the shallowness of people who wish to consume or sell kosher while breaking the Sabbath.

  7. Dan Silagi says:

    An idiotic policy by the New York Mets, and an equally imbecilic ruling by this dumb-assed judge. If you're an observant Jew, what the hell are you doing at a baseball game on the Sabbath in the first place? And if you're not shomer Shabbat, and want a kosher dog, why can't you eat one on Saturday or any other day?

    On the other hand, the NY Mets are trayfe to begin with, Ike Davis nonwithstanding. Nobody should be attending these losers' games. Even goyim.

  8. Steve Lezak says:

    Kind of funny, it takes a secular court to make a proper and Halakhic religious ruling.

  9. Dan Silagi says:

    A rabbi was quoted as saying that if the hot dog was prepared before the Sabbath, and served by a gentile, it's still kosher. The people who are being screwed by this ruling are actually gentiles, who can't eat a kosher hot dog if they want one. Moreover, it just highlights the whole preposterous business of halaicha and especially Kashrut in general.

  10. Alan Kardon says:

    Courts got this one correct.

  11. Dan Silagi says:

    In another case involving Hebrew National, the court dismissed a lawsuit, saying it wasn't their job to decide Kashrut law. This court should have done the same.

  12. An easy solution: sell kosher hot dogs at all the hot dog stands. The people who care about Kashrut can buy from the kosher-only stands, and anyone else who wants a good hot dog can buy them anytime.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Moshe Kachlon (L) and Avigdor Liberman (R)
Liberman’s Secret Plan to be Crowned Prime Minister
Latest News Stories
ISIS terrorists.

Radical US Jewish lawyer involved in attempt to unite terrorists.

False Alarm 2

11:46 AM A rocket alert was heard in the Eshkol region. The IDF is checking if this is a false alarm or if there was a rocket launch, and if so, where did the rocket fall.

IDF soldiers progress towards Gaza, July 20, 2014.

Israelis will Celiac disease will now be allowed to join combat units.

Arab rioters  clash with Israeli Border Patrol police officers at the entrance to Jerusalem's northern Shuafat neighborhood.

Teenager attacked Jews on their way to holy site.

Four in serious condition; doctors not sure why.

Liberman and Kachlon may merge right after elections – and the larger party will recommend Liberman for Prime Minister to the President.

A Chabad rabbinic student stabbed in “770″ has returned home from the hospital.

Arabs attacked an Israeli bus traveling between Arad and Be’er Sheva along Highway 31 Thursday evening.

The UN General Assembly approves resolution to refer N. Korea to the Intl Criminal Court at The Hague.

Israeli soldiers stand guard near large public menorah near the site where Dalia Lemkus, 26, was stabbed to death at a bus stop near the entrance to Alon Shvut last month.

US teachers are learning “3-D printing” from the Dept. of Defense.

The U.S. government has definitely linked North Korea to the cyber terror siege of Sony Pictures.

U.S. lawmakers were divided, but many upset, about Pres. Barack Obama’s secret talks that restored full relations with Cuba.

Harvard announced it will “look into” its boycott of SodaStream. But will it remove the boycott?

PM Binyamin Netanyahu warns he will not allow the UN Security Council resolution on behalf of the PA to endanger Israeli citizens.

Israeli soldiers holding (and eating) ‘sufganiyot’- doughnuts traditionally eaten on Hanukkah, as they pose for a pictures on the 2nd night of Hanukkah at a candle lighting ceremony held near the Gush Etzion junction. This particular lighting ceremony was held at a memorial spot in commemoration of the three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped and […]

More Articles from JTA
Alan Gross with his Judy after his release from jail in Cuba.

“It was crucial to my survival knowing that I was not forgotten.“

Jeb Bush announced his intention to “actively” explore the presidency in a Christmas and Hanukkah greeting message. “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!” the former Florida governor Bush said in a Facebook message posted Tuesday. He described conversations he had with his family over Thanksgiving. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the […]

Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years. The latest swastikas were found Saturday morning on the back wall of the Lewis Hall dormitory on the Somerville, Mass., campus, Boston.com reported. In June, swastikas were found on the university’s Granoff Family Hillel Center. In April 2013, […]

The ‘homely’ ancient rock, discovered in 1993, adds evidence of King David’s existence.

Sotloff, a grandson of Holocaust survivors, made aliyah in 2005.

Jewish communities in Australia remained under lockdown as a hostage crisis continued at a café in Sydney. The Community Security Group, which handles security for the Jewish communities of Australia, raised the threat level to severe on Monday after an apparent Islamist gunman entered a café in downtown Sydney and took dozens of hostages, the […]

Anti-Semites always are around to remind Jews to be scared.

A Golden Globes award will help women still chained by obstinate husbands.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/court-upholds-citi-fields-ban-on-sale-of-kosher-food-on-shabbat/2013/03/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: