More than meats the eye / Is the steak in the window kosher?

25.05.2011                      21.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 36 des Omer

Kashrut:

More than meats the eye / Is the steak in the window kosher?

One of the central articles in the Kashrut Law states that Israel will only import kosher meat.

In April 1994, Shas made a deal with the Labor Party, which led the government at the time, and together the two pushed through the "Kashrut Law" in the dead of night. It isn't that Labor thought the law was a good idea. But its leaders liked the idea of being in opposition even less, and quailed before the usual Haredi threat – pass the law or they'd bring down the government.
One of the central articles in the Kashrut Law states that Israel will only import kosher meat. Israel's importers subsequently send hundreds of kashrut inspectors – with their families in tow – to slaughterhouses and processing plants around the world….