01.04.2011 26.Adar ll, 5771
Chief Rabbinate’s kashrut division, prominent rabbis objected that festival would include non-kosher food served in the eateries spread out among the Old City.
The beer taps in the plaza behind the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City stood untended in protective plastic wrapping late Thursday night, as the five-day Jerusalem Old City Flavors Festival wound down not only to the live sounds of Andalusian-jazz fusion, but also to the dissonance and high-pitched tones of protest.
Weeks before the festival began, the Chief Rabbinate’s kashrut division and prominent rabbis objected the fact that the festival would include non-kosher food served in the eateries spread out among the Old City’s quarters. The municipality refused to back down, and the festival began on Sunday as planned, with non-kosher food stands clearly marked to prevent confusion….