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  11/18/2013, Kislev 15, 5774

Rabbinate Battles 'Phony' Unkosher Olive Oils


It may come as a surprise to some, but olive oil can be “unkosher” - and the Chief Rabbinate, which has done extensive market research on the matter, has issued warnings on specific brands of olive oil meant for consumption and for lighting Hannukah candles. The brands (pictured below) are not just unkosher, according to Israel's Chief Rabbinate, but in many cases are not even real olive oil. Whilst the laws of kashrut (kosher) are usually associated with meat and milk items, there are a number of halakhic (Jewish laws) guidelines concerning fruits and vegetables.