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Stan & Pete probe leaves us wondering what our rights are

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There is no doubt that the Jewish community should not only thank Bowmans for its report, but also compliment it on the amount of work conducted, and its investigative ingenuity in arriving at the conclusions it did in the Stan & Pete kashrut investigation.
by Aubrey Lampert, Johannesburg | Dec 13, 2018

No doubt, Jeff Shull was advised by his father, Bernard Shull, (a lawyer) of his right not to co-operate with the investigation.

I was wondering what rights we have, considering that if the Beth Din advised that it was a kosher function, we would never have thought that there would be a strong possibility that we would land up eating treif chicken and meat.

The Beth Din has been very quiet about this saga, other than to tell us about the new steps it will take to ensure that in the future, a kosher affair will be just that.

My question to the Beth Din is, surely after the Bowmans report, there is sufficient evidence that Jeff – and even his father – should be sent to cherem, and ceremoniously thrown out of the Jewish community.

There is a programme on TV titled Criminal Investigation, which shows a friend being killed by his friend. The show starts with the words, “With friends like this, who needs friends?”

I would ask, with Jews like the Shulls, who needs such Jews in our community? 

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