New answers tagged hechsher-certification
To summarize the responses so far, in addition to the 2 potential issues (cited by @Shalom in his answer) of "...lo thitein michshol" (which might not apply if the sin would be committed regardless by other means), and chanufa (tolerance/approbation of sin), there is also a rabbinic prohibition of mesaye'ah (aiding and abetting a sinner which [as noted by @ ...
Toothpaste, lip balm, lipstick, perfumes and colognes are things very religious Jews have issues with when not having a hechsher... I on the other hand think otherwise... For more or less the same reason as why vaping is not a problem
Inhaling vapour isn't eating or drinking and we derive zero nutrients from it. In my opinion the only sin caused by vapour is that it causes harm to your body, though in a far less manner than smoke from a cigaret so it's less problematic. Nothing to do with kashrut! I'd feel worst eating bacon flavoured chips that are certified kosher than vaping. Unless ...
There are two concerns here: chanufa, which means telling a sinner that you approve of their sinful action; and mesayea / lifnei iver, being involved in (or enabling) someone else's sin. For a rabbi to officiate at a wedding prohibited by halacha would be an issue of chanufa, as he's declaring okay that which the Torah says is not. For the caterer, ...
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