This Day in Jewish History 2009: Conservative Rabbi Sues Georgia Over Kosher Food Labels

Rabbi Shalom Lewis claimed a Georgia act, which said labeling should adhere to Orthodox definitions of kashrut, discriminated against other streams of Judaism.

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On August 6, 2009, a Conservative rabbi filed a lawsuit was filed against the State of Georgia, charging that the state’s Kosher Food Labeling Act violated both the state and U.S. constitutions.