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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Frankly, my dear

The Boston Herald is reporting that a vending machine in the concourse under the Fenway Park bleachers will dispense kosher hot dogs starting this baseball season.

The franks, according to the Herald, will be prepared, packaged, shipped and cooked under supervision of a rabbi or kosher-certification agency so there is no doubt about the ballpark favorites conforming to Jewish dietary laws. (Many hot dogs include pork, which observant Jews don't eat, or come from cows that were not slaughtered in accordance with rules of kashrut.)

Let's just hope the overseers of this effort also remember to check the buns on which the hot dogs are served. Many breads are made with dairy products, such as whey, and Jews who keep kosher are not allowed to mix meat and milk.



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