Chief Rabbinate AppliKashrus

3 Nissan 5774
April 3, 2014
The Chief Rabbinate has now released a app that is compatible with both Android and iPhone. The אפליכשרות (Applikashrut) as it is called is a step in the right direction. For one thing, it finally offers the public at large a detailed listing of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel guidelines for kashrus in restaurants, industry, regarding imports, Pesach, and mitzvos tluyos b’aretz and more. This means you can know familiarize yourself with what should be and not rely on guesswork.

One may also use the app to report a kashrus problem in an establishment certified by the Chief Rabbinate. This may be the litmus test, to see if a response is received and if corrective action is taken.

The app also provides the latest updates from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit.To my dismay, when I tried viewing the kashrus updates I received an “error” message with each attempt.

All the information and the interface are of course in Hebrew.


  • Pesach Rogoway
    April 4, 2014 - 14:59 | Permalink

    I don’t have time to investigate the app but I’d like to raise an issue. It seems that there are several companies that provide a meal delivery service for kosher and non-kosher restaurants. Often the food is ordered through the service and cannot be ordered directly from the restaurant. The delivery service lists restaurants as kosher (or not), but the food that arrives has no label or logo or other identification whatsoever. It often arrives in a plain paper bag/ It seems to me that the Chief Rabbinate should ban the distribution of food in this manner or declare all such food to be without any certification whatsoever. What do you think?

  • Michael
    April 5, 2014 - 21:01 | Permalink

    Updates work for me

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