The incredibly high cost of keeping your food kosher
A look inside the Byzantine world of kashrut inspection raises questions over whether a government reform plan will really clean up a system rife with corruption and conflicts of interest.
Avner, the owner of a large slaughterhouse in the north of Israel who decided several years ago to sell meat in Be’er Sheva, has a beef with the system - one that is keeping his meat out of some of the city’s main markets. His business operates under kashrut certification from the Haifa rabbinate and also holds the stricter Atara kashrut seal of approval of Badatz Beit Yosef. Yet despite all this, Asher - who...
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