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Shemittah alert: Arab farmers falsely labeling produce, rabbis warn

Alert supervisor noticed missing pallet of cucumbers. "It was clothing, not vegetables," claimed Arab farmer.

Arab farmers falsely labeling produce, rabbis warn

Will IDF kitchens become no-go areas for religious soldiers?

Initiative to introduce dairy cooking into officers' lounges just a first step, says Rabbi Levanon. It comes into practice today.

Will IDF kitchens become no-go areas for religious soldiers?

Opposition takes aim at reforms to kosher supervision

Amendments designed to restore powers of Chief Rabbinate weakened by former Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana.

Opposition takes aim at reforms to kosher supervision

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana: I want to limit terms of office of local rabbis

Religious Affairs Minister explains that doing so will lead to "more communities that feel connected to Judaism."

Kahana: I want to limit terms of office of local rabbis

Chief Rabbis to lead rally against government reforms

Israel's leading religious authorities have issued an 'emergency call to action' against proposed reforms in religious services in Israel.

Chief Rabbis to lead rally against government reforms

Tzohar's 'Code of Ethics' for kosher supervisors

Tzohar rabbinic organization stresses importance of teaching ethical behavior even prior to the practical side of kosher supervision.

Tzohar's 'Code of Ethics' for kosher supervisors

Religious-Zionist youth to hold protest march against plans to marginalize Chief Rabbinate

Religious Affairs Minister: "Protesting is best use of one's citizenship rights; I have no problem with people protesting my policies."

Religious-Zionist youth to hold protest march against government

Rabbi Mazuz on Kosher supervision reform: 'Don't lend a hand to those who destroy Judaism'

Rabbi Meir Mazuz joins haredi rabbis, says rabbi who grants kosher supervision outside city of residence should not be relied on.

Rabbi: 'Don't lend a hand to those who destroy Judaism'

Tzohar's kosher supervision honored at Israel Cuisine Awards

'Breaking Rabbinate's monopoly over kashrut is an important step helping to bring the Israeli kitchen and kosher kitchen closer together.'

Tzohar's kosher supervision honored at Israel Cuisine Awards

Chief rabbis pen letter against kashrut reforms

Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef call proposed kashrut reforms an attempt to destroy Jewishness of State of Israel.

Chief rabbis pen letter against kashrut reforms

MK Malinovsky blasts chief rabbinate: 'We'll end their monopoly'

Yisrael Beytenu MK, vows government will end "monopoly on kashrut certification and bring down food prices".

MK Malinovsky blasts chief rabbinate: 'We'll end their monopoly'

Food fights: The proposed Kashrut reform

To destroy Israel's kashrut system and undermine consumer confidence, it is hard to imagine a better plan than the proposed reforms. Op-ed.

Food fights: The proposed Kashrut reform

Dozens of rabbis hold conference decrying government reforms in religious sphere

'We will not cooperate with dismantling the Chief Rabbinate,' rabbis insist. 'Proposed reforms will lead to anarchy.'

Dozens of rabbis hold conference decrying government reformsplayer

Chief Rabbi Lau opposes kashrut reforms

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi writes to Religious Affairs Minister: 'Those behind reforms are the ones who try to destroy State's Jewish character.'

Chief Rabbi Lau opposes kashrut reforms

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

'Maybe because they care about non-haredi kosher consumers?' suggests MK Bezalel Smotrich's aide.

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

MK Uriel Busso: 'They only want reforms when it comes to the Rabbinate'

Shas MK Uriel Busso slams reform for kosher supervision, demanding Religious Affairs Min. 'work together with the chief rabbis.'

'They only want reforms when it comes to the Rabbinate'

Chief Rabbinate denounces new Kashrut guidelines

Israel's Chief Rabbinate calls the free market for Kashrut supervision 'the end of Kashrut in Israel."

Chief Rabbinate denounces new Kashrut guidelines

Meet the Israeli rabbi who will oversee kashrut in UAE

UAE eatery receives country's first kosher certificate.

Meet the Israeli rabbi who will oversee kashrut in UAEplayer

UAE asks OU to certify kashrut throughout the Emirates

Orthodox Union accepts request from UAE government to oversee all kosher food in hotels as well as international events in the Emirates.

UAE asks OU to certify kashrut throughout the Emirates

MK Moshe Gafni protests non-kosher food items being allowed into IDF kitchens

UTJ's MK Gafni appeals to Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to maintain status quo in IDF kitchens and prevent entry of non-kosher food.

MK Gafni protests non-kosher food in IDF kitchens

How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?

From kosher food to synagogue security to summer programs in Israel - inside OU's efforts to strengthen Jewish identity & fight assimilation

How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?player

Lakewood sandwich shop threatened after hanging Israeli flag

Kashrut agency orders sandwich shop to remove 'Zionist' flags or lose kosher certification.

Lakewood sandwich shop threatened after hanging Israeli flag

Female soldiers to serve as kashrut supervisors

IDF to draft women to serve as kashrut supervisors. Though position has been open to women for years, policy never implemented until now.

Female soldiers to serve as kashrut supervisors

'Kashrut Law is bad; increases corruption'

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein explains why he torpedoed MK Smotrich's law to improve kashrut: 'We demanded basic kosher package for traditionals.'

'Kashrut Law is bad; increases corruption'player

Attorney General threatens Chief Rabbinate

AG threatens unless kosher supervisor's wages severed from business owners as Supreme Court ordered, kashrut monopoly will be canceled.

Attorney General threatens Chief Rabbinate

Tzohar's kashrut agency suffers a major blow

Attorney General rules restaurants cannot display certificates from kashrut organizations other than the Chief Rabbinate.

Tzohar's kashrut agency suffers a major blow

Tzohar is wrong: We need a national kashrut system in the Jewish State

Tzohar is wrong: We need a national kashrut system in the Jewish State

'They're trying to undermine the Rabbinate'

Shas MK attacks Tzohar rabbis following establishment of alternative kashrut, 'They didn't accept losing the Chief Rabbinate elections.'

'They're trying to undermine the Rabbinate'player

Kosher competition? Tzohar launches new Kashrut authority

Rabbinical group opens alternative Kashrut authority to certify Israeli restaurants, ending Rabbinate monopoly on certification.

Kosher competition? Tzohar launches new Kashrut authorityplayer

The IBA “investigation” of the Rabbinate’s Kosher Certification

The IBA “investigation” of the Rabbinate’s Kosher Certification

Rabbi Stav: Privatize 'kashrut monopoly'

Chairman of liberal Tzohar rabbis' organization calls to create Orthodox alternatives to kashrut offered by Chief Rabbinate.

Rabbi Stav: Privatize 'kashrut monopoly'player

'Privatizing kashrut certification will lead to lower standards'

Supreme Court to rule on petition to allow other bodies besides Rabbinate to grant kashrut certification.

'Privatizing kashrut certification will lead to lower standards'

Kashrut certification procedures to be revised?

The committee supervising Kashrut certifications is recommending significant changes in Kashrut regulations.

Kashrut certification procedures to be revised?

'Hypocrisy of the first order'

Supreme Court to hear Reform petition Tuesday seeking to allow private kashrut certification, end Chief Rabbinate monopoly.

'Hypocrisy of the first order'

Bill: Privatize kashrut

Proposal seeks to transfer kashrut authority from Chief Rabbinate to private "kashrut corporations."

Bill: Privatize kashrut

Report: Rabbinate to privatize Kashrut supervision

Proposed new plan would reduce Rabbinate's role to regulator of Kashrut, in dramatic departure from current status

Report: Rabbinate to privatize Kashrut supervision

Leading rabbis call for female kashrut supervisors

Rabbis Israel Rosen and Ratzon Arusi say women can be allowed into the profession, with caveats.

Leading rabbis call for female kashrut supervisors

No More Kosher Food from Egypt

Violence in Egypt finally puts an end to kosher food exports.

No More Kosher Food from Egypt

New in Tel Aviv: Tech-Friendly Kosher Certificate

New technology allows diners to check kosher certification themselves.

New in Tel Aviv: Tech-Friendly Kosher Certificate

What Makes for Tasty Borekas? It's in the Shapes

The heads of Israel's kashrut establishment emphasized the importance of sticking to the "borekas protocol".

What Makes for Tasty (Kosher) Borekas? It's All in the Shape