Heimishe Essen (19 Keren Kayamet L’Yisrael Street, Jerusalem)

Chief Rabbinate Update 22

Following are excerpt was taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Enforcement Division dated 28 Sivan 5772.

29 Sivan 5772
June 19, 2012

Chief Rabbinate inspectors found labels being used in the take home food store to indicate that certain meals, apparently prepared to accommodate orders from Jerusalem hotels, to indicate those meals were under other hashgachot in compliance with the special requests.

Labels from Badatz Rabbi Yehuda Leib Landau, Badatz Eida Chareidit and Badatz Yoreh Deah were found in the restaurant.

The rabbinate contacted the Tzipori Restaurant (Rabbi Landau) as well as the Beis Yisrael Hall (Eida Chareidit) and learned Heimishe Essen never ordered any food items from them despite the fact their labels were appearing on sealed meals leaving the restaurant.

In short, hotels ordered meals with the hashgacha requested by guests and the store simply took its food and placed labels from other businesses on them as if they were accommodating the request. The guests and hotels were being duped!

The Heimishe Essen store is under the Jerusalem Rabbinate and Badatz Agudas Yisrael hashgachot.


  • Shy Guy
    June 19, 2012 - 17:11 | Permalink

    When is Aguda removing their hechsher from these thieves?

  • Shy Guy
    June 19, 2012 - 17:11 | Permalink

    And what about the Rabbanut, who discovered the sham in the first place?

  • Ben
    June 19, 2012 - 17:41 | Permalink

    This is not the first, nor even the second time that this store has had problems. If I remember correctly they had problems in a former location and therefore moved to Rechavia. Does anyone remember where they used to be? I have never eaten from them for this reason. A zebra doesn’t change its stripes.

  • Hershy Klein
    June 24, 2012 - 21:42 | Permalink

    Isn’t this restaurant owned by the Ish Hachessed HaRav Chaim Yitzchok Cohen Shlita, the Dircetor of Sadigura and of the Chevra Kaddisha Chassidim in Yerushalayim? It is difficult to imagine that these stories are true with such an upright honest man at the helm. If the labels were there it must have been the work of a rogue employee.

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