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September 12, 2012

Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, Others Summoned To Beit Din In Hebrew National Scandal

Hebrew-National-logo-2The Beit Din Tzedek of Bnei Brak, headed by haredi gadol Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, has reportedly issued hazmanot, summonses, to Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of Triangle-K, and to Shlomo Ben-David and Moshe Fyzakov of AER Services, Inc., in the Hebrew National scandal.

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The alleged issues appear to be kashrut fraud and mistreatment of employees.

The American Jewish World reports:

…The Beit Din Tzedek of Bnei Brak, the rabbinical court of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, has issued summonses to Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, head kashrut coordinator of Triangle K, which certifies meat as kosher for Hebrew National; and Shlomo Ben-David and Moshe Fyzakov, president and supervisor, respectively, for AER Services, Inc., which does kosher slaughter of beef cattle for Hebrew National products.

The rabbinical court issued the summonses after three former AER employees formally complained of “kosher fraud” and mistreatment of employees. One of the former employees, who told the AJW last week that he worked for AER for about five years, said the beit din hearing would seek “to clarify some issues.” He requested anonymity for this story based on his expressed fear of retribution from individuals involved with Triangle K.

The AJW was provided with copies of the summonses sent to Ralbag, Ben-David and Fyzakov. The documents are in Hebrew, and specify that the hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 (the first day of Cheshvan), in Bnei Brak, Israel.…

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Why in the world would a Bet Din in Bnai Brak claim jurisdiction on a case in the United States?

There was no "scandal" here.

Just one chareidi shmuck who got his ass fired.

Its all about profit, they need to knock out potential competitors.

Hebrew National - feh not glatt - who cares!

Well, if there were other kosher deli brands available here, I'd buy them. Here, it's either Hebrew National or true treif.

Where's here?

PJ - Way beyond the Catskills

Why in the world would a Bet Din in Bnai Brak claim jurisdiction on a case in the United States?

And why on earth would Rabbi Ralbag, Ben-David or Fyzakov respond to such a silly summons?

Ralbag is a scumbag.

Is this the same Ralbag that knows how to force husbands who refuse to give a Get?

These three guys are about as likely to show up for this summons as for ones issued by Sender Fries Berlin.

This has to be a joke but maybe not.
Play it out.
Ralbag refuses to comply. Bet Din Tzedek declares him unfit as a Rabbi ergo Hebrew National becomes officially trief. While the Bet Din Tzedek ruling is not recognized in the US, the ruling damages HN and ConAgra sues Bet Din Tzedek for damages.
Big roll of the dice.

The Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary does not carry Hebrew National in its cafeteria concession. Not kosher enough for Conservatives. You can figure out the rest with any further research.

The Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary does not carry Hebrew National in its cafeteria concession. Not kosher enough for Conservatives. You can figure out the rest with any further research.

Posted by: outsider | September 13, 2012 at 09:39 AM

Well, it used to be that JTS had all glatt kosher meat, not because non-glatt wasn't kosher, but because it wanted people who kept glatt to be able to eat there.

So you can "figure out the rest."

Of course, that "figuring" doesn't support your conclusion.

Past that, there was time when HN was shunned by the Conservative Movement. That was almost two decades ago, and it ended very quickly when HN got new rabbinic supervision and instituted better practices.

"Figure" that.

BabaaaaBOOOOOOOEY

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