Hekhsherim

What is your general (collective?) opinion on the benefit of hekhsherim. Ceteris paribus, you have two items one with and one without. Is it helpful to support the industry or do you think it is misguided?

If you have two of the same product, one with a hechsher and one without, there is no reason to purchase one over the other. (Assuming it’s a product that reading ingredients is enough to determine kashrus)

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Can you elaborate for some of us in the back, and provide theoretical solutions if any?

If something is kosher, it’s kosher. It’s a noble act to support a company that is supporting a fellow Jew, but that’s not required if you like something about the other product.

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