KA welcomes commission

January 26, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The Kashrut Authority has welcomed the commission of enquiry announced by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and has revealed that since Melbourne meat has started becoming available in NSW the Shechita activities have more than halved.

Baron Revelman

Baron Revelman

In a statement following the Board’s announcement, KA President Baron Revelman has said:  “The KA welcomes the initiative of the JCA/JBoD in establishing an enquiry into kashrut in NSW.

 We endorse any effort, from any party that will enhance the provision of kashrut, and that supports the unity of kashrut in NSW.
We call on the community to patronise existing kosher outlets and providers, and to support the overwhelming opinion of the rabbis of the Rabbinical Council of NSW calling for unity in kashrut in our community.
The KA reiterates its call to interested lay leaders to come forward and support the work of The KA.
The KA wishes to inform the community that its financial statements are open to all, and especially to qualified financial experts, as has always been the case in the past.
The KA trusts that this important development will promote a greater adherence to living Jewishly in our community.”
When asked about the impact Melbourne meat on the Sydney market has had on the Board of Shechita, Revelman said:
“Prior to the availability of Melbourne meat we shechted approximately 100-120 animals (lamb & beef) per week, we now shecht approximately 40-50 per week.   They are “normal” weeks, not accounting for large increases for Yom Tov, Pesach etc..

Added to that, prior to the introduction of Melbourne meat to Sydney there were two retail butchers, now of course there is only one.   It is safe to extrapolate from that alone, that any substantial further substitution of Sydney meat by Melbourne meat will ultimately impact on the survivability of the Sydney butcher, to the extent that it may no longer be viable, which means the concept of fresh meat will be a distant memory for Sydney kosher consumers, as will be the ability to “duck down” to the butcher for urgent needs.”




One Response to “KA welcomes commission”
  1. I may be dumb, and just in case I have a question.

    Why does it need 5 talmidei chachamim (scholars) and 5 millionaires to figure out why kosher meat is dearer than treif meat? Or, please direct me to ANYWHERE in the whole world where kosher meat is not dearer than treif meat.

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