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Outcry Over Plan to Privatize Kashrus in Israel

There's an outcry over a plan of the new Israeli government to privatize kosher certification from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. "To destroy, not to change -- that is the real problem," says Rabbi Dov Halbertal as he debates Yehuda Ziderman of the Tzohar organization which supports the plan. Video

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What's wrong with the OK,OU?
July 25, 2021 10:19 am

We have private kashrus here. What’s the issue

It's about time
July 25, 2021 3:02 pm

It’s outrageous that one body, which is no more competent or holier than any other, has a legal monopoly on kashrus. Imagine if the OU had such a monopoly here! Would anyone support it?! The whole idea of the Rabbanut’s supremacy over all others comes from the Zionist heresy that the state of Israel is the revival of Malchus Beis Dovid and the Rabbanut is the new Sanhedrin in Lishkas Hagozis, to which all Jews must submit. Well, it’s about time someone took them down a notch. Really they did it to themselves. It was only ever the Datiyim Leumim… Read more »

Private kashrus
July 25, 2021 3:50 pm

Good thing and open competition.

Consumer will have more choices

It matters!
Reply to  Private kashrus
July 25, 2021 10:35 pm

I don’t think that Tzohar should be undermining the Rabbanut. It’s pretty clear that it’s not going to be a step up. I do think it’s a political move. And a way to undermine rabbinic authority in other areas, God forbid. I don’t know that for a fact. But certain people in Israel’s elite like to pit brother against brother for political gain. Undermining Kashrut is a real pitfall. And no, Kashrut is not a business where competition improves it. It has to be an agency without interest. Regarding granting certification to mechallelei Shabbos, the issue is why is the… Read more »

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