Alternative kashrut licensing groups given boost by AG decision

The world of kashrut supervision was shaken up on Wednesday by a ruling of the Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein that explicitly grants restaurants and other culinary businesses and establishments the right to declare themselves to be under kashrut supervision even if they are not licensed by the rabbinate.

The ruling comes in response to a petition brought by the Israel Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement in Israel on behalf of two restaurant owners who decided to stop receiving kashrut supervision from the rabbinate, but said that they abide by the laws of kashrut in the restaurant and continued to advertise themselves as kosher establishments on the internet.


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