You do. How much? It’s more than a “miniscule” amount of extra tax: “kosher laws add about 20 to 30 percent to the cost of production.” For example, there are hundreds of kosher rules in making only matzo bread. And it doesn’t taste any better than non-kosher bread.
You pay the cost of kosher products from 3000 companies making 500,000 products and charging companies “from $2,000 to tens of thousands of dollars annually,” says the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. kosher market alone is valued at more than $12.5 billion!
Adding to your 30 percent extra cost is the problem that “what is kosher to some rabbis may not be to others.” This fighting amongst themselves (kosher lawsuits) adds to your cost, as does the fake kosher symbols.
So while you struggle to pay an extra 30 percent for kosher symbols on groceries, the religious scammers operate as non-profit certifying agencies, bringing home the bacon, tax-free!