Why Israel's Kashrut Reform Is a Big Deal - and Who Stands to Benefit

A new governmental plan to overhaul kashrut supervision in Israel could end the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly. The Rabbinate is up in arms, but business owners welcome the move, which could produce more kosher restaurants

Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
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The Damari twins’ falafel stand has been around so long, it’s a local institution. Which explains the big shock last summer when, after 43 years, it suddenly lost its kashrut certification.

Ever since they could remember, Rachamim and Yisrael Damari – of the aptly named Twins’ Falafel in Givatayim, which borders Tel Aviv – had kept up their monthly payments to the local office of the Chief Rabbinate in exchange for the kashrut supervision and certification services it provided.

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