Category Archives: Chief Rabbinate Updates

Coating on Apples

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Many types of apples are grown and sold in Israel. The coating on the locally grown apples is mehadrin kosher for Pesach and year round. Regarding imported apples however, read more »

Forged Hashgacha on Honey

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. “Meshech Milman” honey is being sold once again in a store owned by Mr. Ilan Tzidkiyahu on Aggripas Street in Jerusalem near the shuk, Machane Yehuda. The honey carries read more »

Matza Baking Attractions

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. There are tourist locales advertising a yomtov “attraction” which includes matzah baking for children. These events usually lack Halachic supervision and carry a significant fear of chametz. People are read more »

Forged Hashgacha on Alcohol & Arak

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Bottles of pure alcohol with the Yakvei Eshkol, Melech HaArak and Nasich HaArak labels have been found with forge kashrus, showing logos from Badatz Beit Yosef and the OU. read more »

Reef Arcadia Hotel, Eilat

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. The Rabbinate has removed its hashgacha from the Reef Arcadia Hotel in Eilat. You may view the original Hebrew document on Google Drive.  

Ben-Shabbat Butcher, Ashdod

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. A container belonging to the Ben-Shabbat butcher shop in Ashdod was uncovered by inspectors last week. Inside the container were tons of unidentified meats. The Ashdod Rabbinate immediately canceled read more »

Pirate Slaughterhouse in the Galil

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Acting on a tip, inspectors uncovered a pirate slaughterhouse operation in the village of Tamra in the Western Galil. Illegal slaughter and forged kashrus were taking place on location read more »

Beit HaBassar Meats with Fraudulent Hashgacha

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Meat packaged under the Beit HaBassar label bears a hashgacha from the Hadera Rabbinate which is bogus. The product is not under that hashgacha. Anyone who used the meats read more »

Treif Meats at Kiryat Bialik Butcher Shop/Steak House

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Treif meats were found at the Tiv HaBassar Butcher/Steak House in Kiryat Bialik. The store is located at 140 Derech Bialik in the city and is under the ownership read more »

Corn Flour

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. Kernels of corn used to make corn flour may also contain grains of wheat or barley. It is too late to separate them after grinding. This product is usually prepared by adding read more »