Category Archives: Restaurants

Joy Restaurant (24 Emek Refaim Street, Jerusalem)

20 Tammuz 5772 July 10, 2012 The OU announces it no longer provides hashgacha for the Joy Restaurant located in the German Colony neighborhood of Jerusalem. No explanation for the announcement accompanies the alert.  

Lalush Bakery/Café (Agrippas Street, Jerusalem)

13 Adar I 5771 February 17, 2011 Located near ‘The Shuk’, Machane Yehuda, a block away is Lalush Bakery/Café (34 Agrippas Street), an establishment with a regular hechsher from the Jerusalem Rabbinate as well as Badatz Beit Yosef. I met with the mashgiach [for both], Rabbi Yaakov Bulvin, whom I know and we paid Lalush read more »

Mitudela Ice Cream Store – (Aza & Mitudela Sts., Rechavia- Jerusalem)

While this place has become a favorite of locals, it has no kosher certificate. The store does display a photocopy of a certificate for an ice cream company which has no bearing on the store. (Remember, if it is a photocopy, it immediately tells you that it is invalid. In this case, it is from read more »

The Jerusalem Rabbinate & the ‘Parve’ Shwarma Store

27 Iyar 5770 May 11, 2010 For those of you who are familiar with the Machane Yehuda area, then you are undoubtedly familiar with Eli Falafel, a well-known falafel shwarma store in the area. The store has two supervisions, one from the Jerusalem Rabbinate (regular) and mehadrin from the Belz Badatz Machzikei Hadat kashrut agency.

Updated list of Eateries With Beit Yosef Supervision

25 Iyar 5770 May 9, 2010 Following is a listing of eateries in a number of cities around Israel with kashrut supervision from Beit Yosef. The information furnished on May 4, 2010. As always, one must check any place for a valid kosher certificate before being seated or ordering.

Gulf Restaurant, Eilat

18 Adar 5770 March 4, 2010 For those of you who have heard me lecture you are familiar with my line “not everything in Israel is kosher, not even in Jerusalem”. Sadly, this statement is true and we all hope one day, we can land in Ben-Gurion International Airport knowing we can reach out at read more »

Domino Pizza

14 Tevet 5770 December 31, 2009 Domino Pizza – 79 Ben-Porat Street, Ohr Yehuda – 03-533-0111 The store is now under the supervision of Badatz Beit Yosef – Dairy. BBY states the bracha on pizza is HaMotzei and dairy and fish dishes are for those who abide by the heter.

Mahir Shamenet Food Stop

14 Tevet 5770 December 31, 2009 Mahir Shamenet Food Stop – 70 HaNevi’im Street, Jerusalem (opposite Bikur Cholim Hospital). 054-752-9616 The store is now under the supervision of Badatz Beit Yosef – Dairy. Dairy and fish dishes for those who abide by the heter, Beit Yosef adds. The store replaces Bistro, the former name.

Shipud HaTzomet

14 Tevet 5770 December 31, 2009 Shipud HaTzomet – Pat Junction, Jerusalem (91 Yaakov Pat St.) 02-678-2828 The restaurant is now under the supervision of Badatz Beit Yosef – Meat.

Holy Bagel – Talpiot Jerusalem

14 Kislev 5770 December 1, 2009 Holy Bagel – Talpiot Jerusalem (factory) 02-672-0844 I visited the Holy Bagel factory, located in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Talpiot, in the heart of the bustling commercial area. I was prompted to head to make a visit by the growing number of emails seeking additional information on this read more »