Prominent journalist and radio host Uri Orbach, who is affiliated with the Dati Leumi and right-wing communities, has come out publicly against the increasingly popular cooking shows on Israeli television, frequently featuring non-kosher food and recipes.
Orbach tactfully points out that many people will contact television stations if they see someone on TV in a vehicle without a seatbelt, concerned with the educational message being delivered. He added if a program is too chauvinistic, people complain. Here too he shouts there must be complaints, stating most of the country observes some form of kashrus, buying kosher food, separating meat and milk, separate dishes and not eating pork products. He adds that seeing dishes on television and watching the chefs pour sour cream on meat and cooking meat and milk together is truly sickening and disgusting.
Orbach adds that for years, we do not see cigarette smoke on the TV screen, not because it is law, but because it is an educational message and TV producers are now sensitive to it.
Orbach remains pragmatic, stating he does not expect for a moment that the shows will become glatt kosher, but he does expect and demand that the shows cease highlighting traif as a main feature and stop putting these unacceptable dishes in our faces.
Anybody eating Kosher shouldn’t be watching TV