Lev Rechavia Restaurant (Jerusalem)

2 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5770
October 19, 2009

lev-rechavia-sign-1Lev Rechavia Restaurant
19 Keren Kayemet Street

I received many calls and emails regarding a new eatery in the Rechavia /Shaare Chessed area, ‘Lev Rechavia’.

In short, the sign no longer says “mehadrin” as it did a number of days ago and the store is under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate, non-mehadrin.


One comment

  • Michael Mirsky
    October 19, 2009 - 18:24 | Permalink

    As a ‘chutznik” I am confused by some of the kosher terminology used in Israel. In Canada and the US there are kosker supervisory agencies such as COR and OU. By law, food cannot be called kosher unless it’s under a recognized agency. There is no “mehadrin”. What does “Mehadrin” mean? What higher level of supervision is involved? Does it mean the meat is glatt? It can’t mean that truma and maaser is taken because it can’t be kosher otherwise.

    Does it mean better checking of vegetables etc? It’s confusing to me because here in Toronto ALL supervised places need to meet what I can consider a high standard – veggies are checked, all meat is glatt, a Jew must light the oven (pat yisrael) etc.

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