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A Tiny Winery Takes on the Rabbinate's Kosher Monopoly

By taking on kashrut supervision for a winery near the Ramon Crater, the Masorti Movement is testing its ability to challenge the Orthodox monopoly over a lucrative line of business.

Last week, when workers at the Rujum winery in Mitzpeh Ramon were busy picking the first ripened grapes of the season and putting them through a crusher,...