Basher Cheese Bar Bistro Jerusalem

28 Elul 5773
September 3, 2013

From Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Update 019/5773

The Basher Cheese Bistro Restaurant located at 21 Aggripas Street in Jerusalem displays a mehadrin hashgacha from the unauthorized Keter Kashrut. The store advertises itself as “kosher mehadrin” on its Facebook page as well. The teudah is not generally on display, but kept in a book and shown to patrons who ask to see the kosher certification.

The store has no hashgacha and there is fear that some items sold are not kosher.


  • Shaiel
    September 3, 2013 - 14:35 | Permalink

    So basically, the rabbanut didn’t get its cut this month?

  • Ilan
    September 3, 2013 - 19:04 | Permalink

    In all seriousness, is there anything “wrong” with their hechsher or is it just a matter of disturbing the Rabbanut monopoly on hechsherim (and yes, thereby breaking the law)?

  • Miri
    September 3, 2013 - 19:26 | Permalink

    Actually there have been other investigations there as well regarding some of their international products. I think this one may be more serious than discrepancies regarding payoffs and Rabanut fees

  • Judah
    September 16, 2013 - 14:13 | Permalink

    @#1 Search jkn for bashar cheese and you’ll see that the same owners have been and still are selling unkosher products for years. Having a worthless teuda in their store is not a surprise.

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