Hashgacha Pratit: An alternative Kosher Supervision model

By founder Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz [Learn more at www.kashrut.org.il] “Hashgacha Pratit” is an alternative Kosher Supervision model for restaurants and businesses. Based on Jewish law, mutual trust and cooperation, the project seeks to put the responsibility for kashrut in the hands of the restaurants and the local community. I established “Hashgacha Pratit” as Head of …

Enforcing the Chief Rabbinate’s new, legal kashrut regulations

This year, following a year-long battle with Hiddush, the Chief Rabbinate updated its kashrut regulations to be in accordance with the law. Everyone that has heard of this change has viewed it as revolutionary and a sea change. It comes after decades of religious coercion, and it is important for us to make clear that …

Update: Resources and Media

Please note: Hiddush’s 2014 Israel Religion and State Index is now available here under resources. Media coverage on Hiddush’s victory against the Chief Rabbinate’s illegal kashrut regulations for hotels and event halls is now available here under resources. Please contact RRFEI or register to join Rabbis for Religious Freedom and Equality in Israel.