RABBANUT TO FINALLY ALLOW COMPETITION IN KASHRUTH SUPERVISION??
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is signaling it may agree to increased competition in the kashrut supervision market. In advance of the rehearing of a petition to the High Court of Justice on the matter, the Chief Rabbinate’s kashrut committee, which has been meeting for the past few months, has reached the conclusion that business owners could be allowed to choose which rabbi they want to employ for kashrut supervision.
The committee recommended changing one of the most criticized parts of the kashrut supervision system over the past few decades: The employment of the supervisor by the business under supervision, Army Radio reported on Tuesday. After the introduction of reforms in kashrut supervision, the supervisors would be employed not by the businesses but by the local religious councils, in order to preserve their independence.
We admit that we are skeptical, but it would indeed be welcome.