Kosca at Ben-Gurion International Airport

20 Sivan 5770
June 2, 2010

airport-kosca-cafe-1I receive many inquiries regarding the kiosks on the main arrivals level of the airport, Kosca. The stores are NOT mehadrin as some of you have indicated you believe them to be. They are under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Artzi Division.

There are other eateries in the duty free area, and as of yesterday when I visited, NONE are mehadrin, although there is talk of a mehadrin eatery possibly becoming a reality in the near future. During my 90 minute visit to the airport no mashgiach was found at the kiosks.

I would also like to bring your attention to the fact that the sweet shop sells many items, local and imported, with mehadrin and other hechsherim. Check each item!

Questions regarding the level of kashrut should be directed to the mashgiach, Rabbi Yaakov Moi’al at 050-734-5103. The certificates I photographed yesterday expire on 30 Sivan, corresponding to June 12, 2010.

NOTE: The Kashrut Artzi Division (National Kashrut Division) provides supervision in areas that do not have a local rabbinate, including the airport and the Nachal I’ron (Wadi Ara) area for example, which is predominately non-Jewish.

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2 Comments

  • June 2, 2010 - 12:58 | Permalink

    R these establishments open on Shabboth?

  • Bernard Livi
    June 2, 2010 - 17:29 | Permalink

    Can anyone please tell me what is the difference between Rabbanut and Mehadrin kashrut certificates?

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