War of words breaks out over start of Kashrut reform in Israel: MK calls Haredim ‘racist and ignorant’

January 3, 2022 by  
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On Sunday, the first stage of a set of reforms on kashrut certification in Israel as promoted by Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana, from PM Naftali Bennett’s Yamina Party went into effect. Read more

Why Israel’s Kashrut Reform Bill matters for the Diaspora

August 22, 2021 by  
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In mid-July, Israel’s Minister of Religious Affairs proposed a bill that would introduce a reform to the country’s kashrut industry…writes Rabbi David Stav. Read more

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate up in arms over kashrut reform plan

July 22, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate announced on Tuesday that it plans to fight a reform seeking to strip it of its absolute authority to award businesses kashrut certificates…writes Hanan Greenwood. Read more

For the first time, foie gras gets glatt-kosher stamp

July 16, 2020 by  
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The Chief Rabbinical Council of Israel approved this week the importation of glatt-kosher certified foie gras to Israel—an item that has not been glatt-kosher in the past. Read more

KA welcomes commission

January 26, 2014 by  
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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. Read more

Kashrut Authority Israeli style

January 22, 2014 by  
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Sydney is not the only location battling Kashrut administration problems…the Israeli government has stepped in to establish a new modus operandi for the country’s kashrut organisers… Read more