Israel celebrates 20 years of kosher dining
Posted On August 3, 2021
The country’s kosher dining industry has been celebrating 20 years, with thousands of people participating in various events across the country.
The Knesset passed a law on October 1, 2018, to permit kosher restaurants to operate in public.
The new law allows people to eat in public without a permit, which will come into effect after a public hearing on October 31.
“The new law is the culmination of a long process, but it’s a very important step forward,” said MK Moshe Gafni (Likud), one of the bill’s sponsors.
“This law was meant to be an open, democratic country, and the kosher industry is a pillar of that.
It’s a positive step toward equality.”
The law also allows people in the kosher community to serve in any restaurant without a separate permit, though it is not yet clear how many places in the country will be allowed to serve kosher food in the future.
The bill is part of a broader initiative that includes the establishment of the Government Ministry for Food Safety, the creation of a government agency to promote kosher food, and a new national kosher market, which is expected to open in 2019.
While the bill has been hailed as a victory for kosher food consumers, many Israelis have expressed concerns over the lack of oversight and enforcement of the law.
“For a long time, we have been waiting for a law to help us to keep kosher.
This is the first step, but I’m afraid the new legislation won’t do much to help the industry,” said Miki Gafari (Leytzot), a food critic and one of several Jewish lawmakers who wrote the bill in response to a petition urging the government to ban kosher restaurants.
“We need more regulation, more regulations, and more oversight.”
The legislation comes after the Supreme Court ruled in December that Israel’s kosher laws must be upheld by the Supreme Administrative Court, which also decides whether a food law has the force of law.
The court is expected in early 2019 to rule on whether the new law has any legal validity.
Israel’s Supreme Administrative Council, the nation’s top court, also voted in October 2018 to uphold the country’s current kosher laws, which include an exemption for kosher meat and fish, but do not allow kosher cooking.
Many Israelis are also concerned about the growing number of kosher-certified establishments, many of which have raised concerns about their ability to serve Jewish food, such as restaurants that are run by religious organizations.
“Many establishments in Israel are kosher, but many are not,” said Shlomo Zohar, a lawyer who represents a number of Jewish organizations that are fighting for kosher-food safety.
“Even kosher food is becoming increasingly inaccessible, and this law will only make things worse.
This law will not help any of the establishments that have already been banned.”
Zoharyan also said he would push for the establishment and supervision of more kosher-focused businesses.
“As the Jewish people have grown, there has been an explosion of kosher restaurants, which are serving more and more Jewish food.
The problem is that the establishments are under the supervision of religious authorities, who have no way to regulate or regulate them,” Zoharian said.
“I am in favor of the establishment, but as a citizen I am against the establishment.”
In an email to Haaretz, the Jerusalem municipality said the bill was designed to make kosher food more accessible to all, including the young and the elderly.
The municipality also stated that it would be working with the countrys food safety authorities to set up a government body to oversee kosher food businesses.
Israel is the only country in the world where kosher food can be eaten in public, and many of the country of Israel’s more than 100,000 Jews are descendants of slaves who were forced to work in the fields of the Arab world in the Middle Ages.
The majority of Israelis do not eat kosher, though some religious groups like Reform Judaism do.
The country is home to more than 500,000 Jewish immigrants, and there are more than 2 million Jews of European descent living in Israel.