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The Other Side of the Pizza

Hi to all the staff of the Ohrnet and thanks for a great job. I have been wanting to write to you about a story that happened in our neighborhood here in our small city in Israel. This is a classic "Other Side of the Story" story. There has been a pizza shop in our town for many years. Even their name, "Dominoes," gives the impression of true non-kosherness. (They are not affiliated with the famous Dominoes pizza, they have been in our town for 19 years, and recently won a law suit against Dominoes for name infringement.) They have a delivery service and, being the only food delivery service in our little town, their motorbikes are easily recognizable.

One day their delivery motor bike came to deliver a pizza. People looked out their windows in disbelief. My wife and I also went to the window as we heard the distinct sound of the mo-ped in our all-religious cul-de-sac. The children were running after the mo-ped to see who had ordered from the non-kosher pizza shop. I said to my wife, as a child of a prominent rabbi from the community paid for the pizza, "they must be newly under hashgacha (kashrut supervision)." When I went downstairs, I saw, sitting in a bundle, a large stack of flyers announcing that the pizza shop was now kosher l'mehadrin (strictly kosher). They never got handed out and were just left there sitting. I guess one person did get the flyer.

(Submitted by Michael Glixman)

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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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