Senior Dati Leumi Rabbanim Censure Kahana’s “Kashrus Revolution”

HaRav Moshe Katz, a Rabbanei Koshrot halachic authority; Rabbanut kashrus certificate (Photo: Jerusalem Kosher News)

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Senior Dati Leumi Rabbanim spoke out on Tuesday against the “kashrus revolution” announced by Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana earlier in the day.

“We are happy with the determination of Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana to reform the kashrus system, but anyone familiar with the system understands that privatizing the system will not fix the issues in the system and certainly will not benefit consumers,” the Rabanim of Rabbanei Koshrot, a kashrus advice organization staffed by senior Dati Leumi Rabbanim, said in a statement.

“This conclusion was reached by all expert committees that delved into the issue,” the Rabbanim emphasized. “Everyone agreed that on the contrary, uniform kashrus procedure and common standards should be formulated as extensively as possible [rather than independent organizations].”

“The privatization of the kashrut system also contradicts the reports of the State Comptroller, who also understood that privatization is not the solution to the existing kashrut problems.”

The statement added that contrary to what Kahana claimed that privatization will cut costs for businesses and consumers, “the halt of funding of the public kashrus system will increase costs for small business owners and consumers.”

The Rabbanim called to all those involved in establishing the reforms to reconsider its implementation: “It isn’t too late,” the Rabbanim urged. “Establish a committee of experts today and together we’ll develop an alternative plan to improve the state kashrus [Rabbanut] in Israel.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. how right the are. Matan Kahane is a no go,wants to make him known as a dati but he is not.
    It is the same liar then his Boss Bennet the yamina left who want to change the thora according to there taste
    even there Rabbanim dont agree.what a chilul Hashem. They effect tourism in Israel.anyway soon they will also interdouce Pig eating in restaurants. A real jewish state? shame of you

  2. Perhaps someone can explain to these fine young men how private organizations like the OU and Chof-K manage to ensure high standards of kashrus recognized almost universally. Perhaps they could pull some plays from their books.

  3. The Dati Leumi crowd is getting served what they cooked. They respect the medina & by extension MKs – so when their Rabbonim try to influence their politicians it doesn’t seem to work. BH by the Chareidim Ldvar Hashem the Tzibbur as well as their politicians follow Daas Torah so we don’t end up in situations where we have rouge MKs doing whatever they want.
    It is a tremendous Chilul Hashem for Rabbonim (Dati Leumi or otherwise) to have to beg politicians to come back inline & listen to Daas Torah ESPECIALLY regarding inyonim of Yahadut.

    Shame. Shame. Shame.
    איך אומרים בעברית – שיאכלו מה שבישלו

  4. שיאכלו מה שבישלו
    ‘They reap what they sow’ is probably a close moshal. ‘Midah k’neged midah’ probably sums it up too succinctly.