If you haven’t paid attention lately, price of Kosher meat is way too high. They know we can’t buy not kosher meat, so they keep on raising prices. In most Jewish neighborhoods, there are a lot of Rich people whose lives aren’t affected by these price increases, so the gravy train keeps on rolling.
I say go vegetarian to protest these ridiculous prices.
You can always just buy live animals from the mainstream market and slaughter them yourself.
Actually, most kosher meat sellers just had awesome fire sales on meat right before the 9 days. I got some of the best quality meat I’ve ever had for last Shabbos, which I normally can’t afford.
As someone who usually only buys chicken and the absolute lowest quality cuts of beef, I haven’t noticed any price increase lately. Maybe it’s just your region or the brands you’re buying?
You can still eat fish.
I’m sure there will be some of our regular baalei musar who will cry gevalt and remind you of your “obligation” to eat REAL meat for shabbosim and yom tovim or you will risk your chelek of olam haboh. However, given your economic distress, you should consider finding a schlachthois with a top of the line Chaddishe hashgacha that will schecht a Tofu for you for that really special Shabbos meal.
Actually, soy officially lost its status as a healthy food.
I have decided to boycott meat from Rosh Chodesh, all the way until the 11th of the month (excluded Shabbosim)! That’s how dedicated I am to your cause.
When I first became observant, I lived in an area where kosher meat was scarce, and I adopted the habit of eating meat only on Shabbos and Yom Tov, and eating canned fish on weekdays.
Based on the meat sale prices in Moisha’s this week, there is no reason to boycott anything.
DovidBT: I can understand your avoidance of meat (for economic or ethical reasons) but WHY would you turn to CANNED meat as an alternative?? First, in many cases, canned fish is higher in sodium and in some cases in packed in oil. But more importantly, FRESH fish is so readily available and is so much more tasteful and healthier than the canned stuff.
Gadol, fresh fish is more expensive than kosher meat. You can get Chinese-grown frozen farmed fish for a reasonable price, but I try to avoid food produced in China because I don’t trust its safety.
Canned mackerel sounds a lot more appetizing than frozen fish (or any other frozen edible) from china. I guess if price is the concern, than canned tuna casserole is better than frozen tilapia with ground drywall dressing from Cheng Chou.
I think that is a brilliant idea. Prices will go down because of a meat surplus. I will be able to buy more meat for less. I say go for it.
Gadol, I hope you’re aware that some brands of pre-checked frozen vegetables are from China.