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A few weeks ago, while performing a very important spiritual ritual in preparation for Shabbat (going food shopping) I had a bit of a rabbinic crisis. I had picked up a fresh, 15-pound Empire Kosher turkey for our Shabbat meal (or more precisely, my Shabbat meal; my wife is a vegetarian) and I was standing in the checkout line.  The gentleman behind the counter was nonchalantly ringing up my food when he...