Starbucks is known as a company that cares about its employees. Yet in a recent effort to convey that message, Howard Schultz may have gotten carried away.

At a meeting this past weekend with employees in Buffalo, Mr. Schultz, founder and former CEO, drew a parallel between Starbucks’ “commitment to morality, honor and humanity”, and an act of superhuman selflessness during the Holocaust.

Schultz, a Jew, related a heart-wrenching story about Jewish prisoners in concentration camps in Poland who were only given a few blankets, yet shared with fellow prisoners. (Astonishingly, he was told the story by Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l, the Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva).

“Not everyone, but most people shared their blanket with five other people,” said Schultz. “So much of that story is threaded into what we’ve tried to do at Starbucks — is share our blanket.”... Read More: