LISTEN: The Cost of Kosher: How Israel Plans to End the Rabbis’ Stranglehold

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Haaretz Weekend

Host Simon Spungin is joined by Judy Maltz and Samuel Sokol to discuss the government’s far-reaching plans for reform the system by which food is certified as kosher in Israel.

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What’s wrong with the old system? Who stands to benefit from the reform? Will the government manage to pass the necessary legislation? How have Diaspora communities reacted to the news?

PLUS: Why is Ben & Jerry’s ice cream no longer kosher in some places? And why women running their own synagogues can’t call themselves rabbis.

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