(JTA) — The owner of the deli that was the main outlet for kosher food in Liverpool, England, was “completely broken” after being forced to paint over the sign identifying the store as kosher.
Hours later, Robert Kaye hanged himself.
Kaye owned Roseman’s Delicatessen in Liverpool as well as Gough’s Deli in Manchester. He was found dead on June 18 after it became public that he had been selling nonkosher meat for seven years at Roseman’s and was stripped of his kashrut licenses, the Manchester Evening News reported.
I’m still finding out about this story, one of the cubicle workmates is from Israel and it seems to be a fairly important story, heartbreaking.
And a real tragedy, I’m sorry he decided on this option. It seems unnecessary, it seems a bit like losing face in the far East. This happened last Summer but… the details must be coming out now.