Readers know that this column regularly deals with topics of the day, and relates them to Jewish concepts and verses. Having served much time as a Jewish educator, the author’s primary goal is to enable learners to see the world through the prism of Jewish texts and tradition. The column, now in its third year, was developed according to that principle.
Through the columns an area of particular concern has been making Jewish living more easily attainable. Some featured topics were: lowering the cost of housing in Jewish neighborhoods, decreasing the cost of kosher food, and the place of education as a communal value. Special attention has been concentrated on agencies and institutions geared to those priorities.
Accordingly, this column must now pay propers to the newest box store to open in Columbus. Costco’s location at Morse and Stelzer deserves the attention of every reader who devotes him/herself to observing traditions, especially kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws.
The store features many products under Kashrut supervision. Better, it has a selection of Empire kosher poultry at lower prices than any other store in Central Ohio. A butcher noted that the store will bring in other certified, kosher meat. The cheese aisle included shredded, chalav Yisrael, Mexican cheese. If the Polaris location is a model, other varieties will come.
Congratulations to Costco for decreasing the expense of Kashrut. The community should take note. Please patronize the new Costco location and encourage its management to continue to expand its kosher selection.