New York, NY - Kosher Food Vendor Treif for Mets for Selling on Shabbat
New York, NY - A federal judge in New York is dealing with a case of rabbinical law—whether a vendor can sell kosher food during Mets games on the Jewish Sabbath.
Kosher Sports Inc. says its contract allows it to offer its food at every game, the New York Daily News reported. The New Jersey-based company blames Mets’ management for the ban on sales between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday.
Leo Klein, a lawyer for Kosher Foods, was nervous about possible prejudice from Magistrate Judge Andrew Carter. He said he saw the judge wearing a Mets cap during the lunch break—and then he came into the courtroom with a blue and orange tie, the team colors.
“There’s no need for concern about that,” the judge said.
With the Mets’ first Friday night home game slated for April 8, it remains unclear whether fans will be able to purchase kosher franks, sausages, knishes, pretzels, peanuts and hamburgers.
Kosher Sports Inc. claims it is entitled to serve the glatt kosher fare at every game under a 10-year deal with the ballclub.
The firm claims Mets management barred them from selling on the Sabbath.
Kosher Sports contends there’s nothing unorthodox about selling its food on the Sabbath and said it shelled out plenty of cash to meet the religious requirements.
The New Jersey-based vendor is seeking at least $1 million in damages for breach of contract.
Read full article in NY Daily News
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