Search results for tag " kashrut"

  • The State Comptroller's 2017 report: a searing indictment
    Written by on 17/05/2017
    Israel’s 39-chapter annual state Comptroller report, published on Tuesday, May 16, was nothing less than a blistering indictment of the unholy alliance of religion & state in Israel, providing multiple examples of criminality, corruption, and discrimination conducted by government officials in the arena of religion & state.

  • 81% support ending the Chief Rabbinate's kashrut monopoly
    Written by on 23/02/2017
    Most of the Jewish Israeli public supports granting kashrut certification to restaurants that operate on Saturdays (Shabbat). The High Court once again finds itself dealing with the rotten fruits of Israeli politics, who give in over and over again to the religious parties' dictates, against the wishes of the majority of the Israeli public.

  • 81% support ending the Chief Rabbinate's kashrut monopoly
    Written by on 23/02/2017
    Most of the Jewish Israeli public supports granting kashrut certification to restaurants that operate on Saturdays (Shabbat). The High Court once again finds itself dealing with the rotten fruits of Israeli politics, who give in over and over again to the religious parties' dictates, against the wishes of the majority of the Israeli public.

  • The Chief Rabbinate's anti-Christmas policy
    Written by Uri Regev on 29/12/2015
    The ban on placing Christmas trees in hotels is but one example of the many ways that the rabbinate disregards the law and extorts submission to its norms in breach of the law.

  • Israel's Rabbinate coerces and discriminates in hotels
    Written by on 21/12/2015
    Despite officially and publicly updating its kashrut regulations for hotels this year, in order to be in compliance with the law, Israel's Rabbinate continues to coerce hotels to enforce Shabbat restrictions and its illegal ban against all Christian holiday symbols.

  • Revolution in Rabbinate’s Kashrut Regulations, following Hiddush’s Battle
    Written by on 08/03/2015
    The Chief Rabbinate updates its kashrut regulations for hotels, hostels and event halls to be in accordance with Israeli law. Finally, kashrut certification will only be granted upon the basis of whether the food is kosher or not!

  • Private kosher certification: Integrity or Fraud?
    Written by David Bogomolny on 24/11/2014
    A small revolution is under way in Jerusalem - activist Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz has founded a private kosher certification organization called Hashgacha Pratit, and is challenging the Chief Rabbinate's monopoly on kosher certification in Israel.

  • Hiddush gets to the root problem in the Ministry of Religious Services's alleged "Kashrut Revolution"
    Written by on 03/02/2014
    Hiddush VP Shahar Ilan voices his concern of the reforms that the Ministry of Religious Services proposed for Israel's kosher supervision and certification business.

  • Price for religious services on the rise
    Written by on 22/08/2013
    Services included in the price hikes include marriage registration, kashrut licensing, burial, immersion in mikvaot and other ceremonies besides.

  • Jerusalem Post Op-ed: It's time to retire the Chief Rabbinate
    Written by Uri Regev on 23/07/2013
    On July 24, a voting body made up of 150 rabbis, politicians and community leaders will decide who will be the next Sephardi and Ashkenazi chief rabbis of Israel. What is this coercive institution doing to Israeli Judaism?

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