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Kosher Salami for my son in the Army

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I want to send my son a Kosher salami, preferably HN. He is stationed in Iraq and is very tired of MRE's. Would appreciate info re suppliers who will ship to APO.

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  1. Try Katz' deli. It's their slogan, after all.

    205 E Houston St
    New York, NY 10002-1017
    Phone: (212) 254-2246
    Fax: (212) 674-3270

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    1. re: Deenso

      Love the story on Katz's website order page:
      "During World War II, the three sons of the owners were all serving their country in the armed forces, and the family tradition of sending food to their sons became sealed as the slogan "Send a Salami To Your Boy In The Army". According to anecdotal historians, Katz's was responsible for the end of this war. When artillery units ran out of shells they lobbed Katz's aged salamis instead of shells. The enemy so thoroughly enjoyed this American treat that they surrendered in masse, hastening the end of this conflict."

      Link: http://www.homedelivery.com/tempest_e...

      1. re: chowfish

        Only problem is Katz's isn't kosher!

        1. re: Dave
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          BARBARA GOLDIN

          May I make a couple of suggestions for you to follow-up on?

          1. Call the nearest Chabad to where you live. The folks there might be able to contact someone in Israel-it's closer to Iraq than where we are in the US; and, they might know the packaging and inspection requirements of the area.

          2. Contact the nearest active-duty military base's Chaplain's Office-if no Jewish Chaplain, they can direct you to one. There is a Senior Jewish Chaplain in Iraq. Rabbi Mitchell S. Ackerman, Chaplain (LTC),
          US Army. The Chaplain's office in the states can give you his e-mail, or they can e-mail him for you about your request.

          3. Although your son may be tired of the Kosher Mre's, and, one cannot blame him as MRE's (Kosher and the non-kosher ones) taste the same-like card-board, if you will,thank Hashem he has something to eat in the meantime.

          4. Several of us are working to get 4 soldiers, who are in Iraq, their Kosher MRE's. The food is in the theater of operations, but there is a logistical nightmare going on. I will say, however, after getting the whole US Army involved along with JWV posts and a State Seantor, that they have their MRE's by now-G-d willing!

          5. Do you hear from your son? How is he doing otherwise? Does he get mail? I'll be glad to send him a card-I send many soldiers cards.

          6. Let me know how you make out contacting Chabad and a Jewish Chaplain.

          Barbara Goldin
          SSG, US Army, Retired
          Commander-Jewish War Veteran's
          Post 757, Austin, Texas

          ps: I also work at Camp Mabry with TXARNG/TXANG Soldiers. I can be contacted by regular e-mail or via
          US.Army.Mil.

          Good Shabbos

          1. re: Dave
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            BARBARA GOLDIN

            May I make a couple of suggestions for you to follow-up on?

            1. Call the nearest Chabad to where you live. The folks there might be able to contact someone in Israel-it's closer to Iraq than where we are in the US; and, they might know the packaging and inspection requirements of the area.

            2. Contact the nearest active-duty military base's Chaplain's Office-if no Jewish Chaplain, they can direct you to one. There is a Senior Jewish Chaplain in Iraq. Rabbi Mitchell S. Ackerman, Chaplain (LTC),
            US Army. The Chaplain's office in the states can give you his e-mail, or they can e-mail him for you about your request.

            3. Although your son may be tired of the Kosher Mre's, and, one cannot blame him as MRE's (Kosher and the non-kosher ones) taste the same-like card-board, if you will,thank Hashem he has something to eat in the meantime.

            4. Several of us are working to get 4 soldiers, who are in Iraq, their Kosher MRE's. The food is in the theater of operations, but there is a logistical nightmare going on. I will say, however, after getting the whole US Army involved along with JWV posts and a State Seantor, that they have their MRE's by now-G-d willing!

            5. Do you hear from your son? How is he doing otherwise? Does he get mail? I'll be glad to send him a card-I send many soldiers cards.

            6. Let me know how you make out contacting Chabad and a Jewish Chaplain.

            Barbara Goldin
            SSG, US Army, Retired
            Commander-Jewish War Veteran's
            Post 757, Austin, Texas

            ps: I also work at Camp Mabry with TXARNG/TXANG Soldiers. I can be contacted by regular e-mail or via
            US.Army.Mil.

            Good Shabbos