Bag check has subsidy of kids and rabbi, who calls it kosher
December 20, 2014 - garden totes
Chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, cosmetic bags have got to go!” a Citizens Committee of New York City, along with a assistance of a organisation of environmentally unwavering P.S./M.S. 34 students, gave divided 200 reusable cloth receptacle bags within one hour final Friday outward a C-Town on Avenue C. They were led by Peter Kostmayer, Citizens Committee C.E.O., above left.
The idea was to assistance build support for a check in a City Council that
would supplement a 10-cent surcharge for single-use cosmetic and paper bags in supermarket, delis and preference stores.
City Councilmember Rosie Mendez, in whose East Side district a C-Town is located, says she can’t support a check given of a additional financial weight it would place on people on bound incomes, as good as those who contingency apart their food for eremite purposes.
However, a Citizens Committee has performed an opinion on a matter from an Orthodox rabbi, Rabbi Aviad Bodner of a Stanton St. Shul.
“To a best of my knowledge, there is no requirement to apart divert and beef groceries, and even if one would like to do so, cloth bags would suffice,” Bodner said. “Moreover, my opinion is that Jewish halacha would support a bag bill, as well, given a purpose of God fixation Adam in a garden of Eden, according to Bereshit [the initial weekly Torah apportionment in a annual cycle of Torah reading] is ‘to work and to guard/protect it.’ It is a eremite avocation and requirement (for all of humankind — this was to Adam) to strengthen the environment.”