Magen Tzedek is needed

To the Editor:

Why is Rabbi Shafran spending so much time and effort on the issue of Magen Tzedek? Is he using Magen Tzedek as a weapon to rail against the Conservative movement instead of pressing his position that there is no real need for an agency such as the Magen Tzedek?

Supposedly kashrut-endorsed organizations having fallen afoul of the laws of the land, so there is a crying need for an organization such as Magen Tzedek. Rabbi Shafran is whistling in the wind if he thinks he can rely on governments to uphold the civic law regarding fair employment and working conditions.

This is a void that needs filling, and if the Orthodox movement won’t do it, why not someone else?

Norman Kabak
Wellington, New Zealand

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