Chief Rabbinate Kashrut Alert – 024- 2009

Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Fraud Division
Kashrut Alert – 024
September 8, 2009
19 Elul 5769

Hebron Winery
As was reported earlier by JKN, Rabbi Dov Lior Shlita has revoked the kashrut of the Chief Rabbinate from the winery, reporting unauthorized ingredients were used.


Pri Yofeh Pickles

The product is labeled under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate National Supervision and Chug Chatam Sofer Bnei Brak when in actuality; it has no kosher supervision whatsoever. Health officials fear the product’s origin is in PA autonomous areas and the quality may be substandard as well. (See item 2 in the original Hebrew document below, photo on the right side).

Eden Teva Market
Shoppers who purchased items in the Eden Teva Market questioned if the store has a kosher certification. The Chief Rabbinate learned that the bakery section has a photocopy of a Badatz Beit Yosef kosher certificate for dough products. The Chief Rabbinate wishes to inform consumers that this chain of stores does indeed sell non-kosher products, including wines, cheeses, and other unapproved imports. Kosher consumers are urged to only shop in stores with kosher certifications. (See item 3 in Hebrew document – left side photo)


Badatz Mishkolitz
Another unauthorized certification has emerged, known as Badatz Mishkolitz. The certificate claims to give supervision over the slaughter of meat under the watchful eye of the Rebbe of Mishkolitz. The public is warned that this is an unauthorized certificate. (See item 4 in Hebrew document, photo right side).


Inugim Cakes
The Rosh HaAyin Local Rabbinical Council and the Badatz Sheirit Yisrael have both receive complaints that cakes (English cake and apple muffins) are being sold under the label of Ingunim Cakes, claiming kashrut supervision from both agencies while in actuality, it does not certification from either.


This document presents the actual facts from the Hebrew original but is not a literal translation.

Rabbi Yaakov Sabag
Chief of Kashrut Division

Rabbi Rafi Yochai
Chief of National Kashrut Fraud Prevention



  • Zee
    September 9, 2009 - 08:28 | Permalink

    which hebron winery? is that hevron-heights winery? please specify. also, must one discard bottles of wine already purchased, or is the problem only for this coming year’s wines?

  • yechiel-admin
    September 9, 2009 - 09:48 | Permalink

    Please check the website. I reported on the matter last week, including Hebron Wines as well as a clarification concerning Mt. Hevron Wines to avoid confusion.

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