Knesset: There’s a Bug in My Soup!


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roach.gifA hefty-sized cockroach on the plate of a Shas MK resulted in the closure of both meat restaurants in Knesset on Tuesday. The unwanted visitor was discovered during a luncheon of a number of Shas officials, including Deputy Minister Yitzchak Cohen, MK Yitzchak Vaknin and party secretary Tzvi Ya’akobson.

Knesset General-Manager Dan Landau was called in, and a quick inspection revealed more roaches and unsanitary conditions resulting in the closure to permit necessary cleaning. The closure is in place until at least Monday.

In the meantime, Rav Binyamin Adler Shlita, who heads the kashrus for the Jerusalem Religious Council, ordered the kashrus revoked from the restaurants, explaining one who eats a bug has transgressed five prohibitions, calling for proper cleaning of the eateries immediately.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. Several years ago I found a huge cockroach in a brand new, freshly opened whitefish spread. (Popular, heimishe brand to this day). I have never been able to buy any fish spreads ever since.