1,732 posts categorized "Kosher Business?"

July 29, 2015: Knesset Hears About Haredi Corruption In Jerusalem City Kosher Supervision As Police Decide Whether Or Not To Open Criminal Corruption Investigation
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee began an investigation of Jerusalem’s official state religious council and its associated kosher supervision company today after Jerusalem’s Zionist Orthodox Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern went public with evidence of widespread corruption. Police are now deciding...

July 15, 2015: High Court Likely To Hear Controversial Kosher Food Case Sunday
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
On Sunday, the High Court of Justice is slated to hear the petition of restaurants that want to be allowed to sell their food as “kosher but not under rabbinic supervision.” Israel's haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate and both haredi political parties...

July 7, 2015: Alliance To End Chicken Kapparos Sues NYC, Rabbis, Hasidim Over Animal Abuse, Health Code Violations
Comments: 45 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Religion, Religion & State
“Dead chickens, half dead chickens, chicken blood, chicken feathers, chicken urine, chicken feces, other toxins and garbage…consume the public streets. There is no oversight and no remedy for toxic contaminant-filled debris or clean up…[the kapparot rituals] constitute a substantial public...

June 26, 2015: Sucking At The Teat Of A Cash Cow? Hasidim Tell NY State They Should Get A Medical Marijuana License Because Their Products Will Fill A Need For The Kosher Consumer
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“New York has the largest Jewish population of any state in the U.S., and a large percentage of that population observes kosher customs. By aligning its manufacturing/production processes with Kashrut New York Growing Partners] ensuring that all New Yorkers who...

June 19, 2015: Kosher Certified Fresh Raw Whole Tomatoes
Comments: 43 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Fresh whole raw tomatoes certified as kosher and unwaxed. The wax has no taste in its application on the fruit and is inedible in bulk form. Therefore, halakhicly no certification is necessary. But some haredim want to be strict anyway,...

May 6, 2015: Chief Rabbi Warns Of Widespread Kosher Food Fraud If New Opinion By Israel’s AG Is Followed
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
“As is well-known, anyone can call himself a 'rabbi,’” Lau reportedly said. “Unlike the case with 'lawyer' or 'doctor,' the term 'rabbi' is not protected by law with specific standards. Under this decision, anyone can call himself a 'rabbi' and...

April 27, 2015: Amsterdam Rabbi And Triangle-K Kosher Supervision Head Tied To Violent New York Divorce Squad
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Women & Judaism
One of the victims, Menachem Teitelbaum, accused the head of Triangle-K kosher supervision Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, who is also the Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam, of threatening and beating him. He stated in his testimony that Ralbag received between $25,000 and...

April 14, 2015: Haredi News Website Blurs Out Kim Kardashian In Photo With Jerusalem Mayor
Comments: 39 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Women & Judaism
KIm Kardashian, her husband, rapper Kanye West, and their daughter North are in Jerusalem and, while there, had a meal with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who tweeted a photo of them eating together. The haredi news website Kikar HaShabbat reported...

April 3, 2015: Glatt Kosher Cigarettes For Passover
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Note the hechsher on the left below says in Hebrew, "L'mehardin min ha-mehadrin," meaning "of the most strictly kosher from the most strictly kosher" – über-glatt, in American Jewish parlance. Please click to enlarge: [Hat Tip: Aaron Duchan.]

April 1, 2015: Haredi Child Safety, Continued
Comments: 28 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
They cause cancer and kill tens of thousands of people every year, but an English haredi candy manufacturer still makes a candy version marketed for haredi kids – a version that carries the endorsement of a prominent haredi rabbi. Photo...

March 30, 2015: Haredi Kosher Food And Supervision Mag Runs Article On "Kosher Marijuana"
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Media & Media Criticism
Need some kosher medicinal herb? Kashrus Magazine has the answer for you. Please click to enlarge:

March 30, 2015: Video: 'Kosher For Passover' Cigarettes
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Cigarettes cause cancer, heart attacks and other health problems and are forbidden by an increasing number of rabbis (mostly Modern Orthodox). But lots of haredim smoke anyway and now a group of Israelis is taking advantage of that sad fact...

February 26, 2015: Modern Orthodox Billionaire Allegedly Looted Mining Company
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Business? , MO & Chardal
Did Modern Orthodox billionaire Ira Rennert loot one of his mining companies? A jury in a Manhattan federal court is poised to answer that question, and that answer could cost Rennert almost $1 billion. Above: Ira Rennert Modern Orthodox Billionaire...

February 24, 2015: Shamed Before Royal Commission, Senior Chabad Rabbi Resigns From Yet Another Communal Position
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman has stepped down from his role as the interim rav ha-machshir (kosher food supervising authority) for the prominent Sydney-based kosher caterer Amaze in Taste. But Feldman still holds the position as top rabbi of a synagogue,...

February 23, 2015: OU May Certify Medical Marijuana As Kosher
Comments: 17 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana. The Forward reports: …Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the...

February 15, 2015: Intifooda: Kosher Food-Cart Vendor Says He‘s Blocked By ‘Halal Mafia’ In NYC
Comments: 11 | Categories: Antisemitism , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
“Why doesn’t he go to 47th Street?” Mossad shouted, referring to the Hasidim-heavy Diamond District. “He’s just coming to this particular spot, and he wants to grab it from me — and kill me, actually. Kill my business.” The food...

February 14, 2015: Trump Hotel Allegedly Intentionally And Deceptively Serves Kosher Customer Non-Kosher Food
Comments: 61 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
An Orthodox Jewish man is suing the Trump Soho after he allegedly spent $146 to get a special hot kosher meal there — and was allegedly served a cold non-kosher turkey sandwich the hotel claimed was kosher instead. The New...

February 11, 2015: Satmar Ex-Con, On Run From The Law In Buildings Bribery Scandal, Has History Of Illegal Behavior – In A Kosher Slaughterhouse
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The "expediter," David Weiszer, hired by developers to make sure work was completed without interference from the city is an ex-con who has been on the lam for three months. Above: two photos of David Weiszer The Daily News reports:...

December 23, 2014: Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Visits Otisville Prison, Rubashkin Serves As His Translator And Gabbai
Comments: 44 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum visited Otisville federal prison on Monday December 15, the day before Hanukkah started, and while there reportedly spoke about the power of spiritual freedom. Above: Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum,...

December 18, 2014: Owner Of Dietary Supplement Company Pleads Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Scheme To Adulterate Dietary Supplements, Falsely Represent Them As Kosher
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Barry Steinlight, CEO and president of Raw Deal nc., a dietary supplement manufacturing facility, "diluted his products, cheated his customers and lied to the Food and Drug Administration when they came to inspect his company.” Steinlight also directed Raw Deal...

December 11, 2014: Chabad Women Honor Rubashkins, Have Sholom Rubashkin Speak Via Conference Call From Prison In Honor Of Hasidic Holiday
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Neshei Chabad, the Chabad International women's organization, held a Yud Tet Kislev international farbrengen (hasidic gathering) and conference call for thousands of women in honor of Yud Tet Kislev, the "Chag Ha-Geulah" (holiday of freedom) commemorating the release from prison...

December 8, 2014: Agri Star Kosher Slaughterhouse Loses Appeal Against Rubashkin Company
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Agri Star, now formally known as SHF Holdings, whose primary owner is haredi mega donor Hershy Friedman, lost its appeal of a court ruling that found it has no right to use a deepwater well owned by the Nevel Properties...

December 8, 2014: Class Action 'You're Not Kosher' Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Finally Over, Hebrew National Wins
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against Hebrew National (ConAgra Foods) for allegedly selling less than "100% kosher" beef products has ended because the plaintiffs did not appeal the lower court's ruling against them. It took many, many months,...

November 28, 2014: Jerusalem 'Top Of The Line’ Kosher Slaughterhouse Closed By Government For Serious Health And Sanitation Violations
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Oaf Glatt, located in the Atarot Industrial Zone, has the strictest kosher supervision available but was an immediate danger to public health, Ministry of Health and city officials found. Originally published at 11:19 pm CST 11-19-2014 Jerusalem ’Top Of The...

November 26, 2014: Convicted Felon Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany Lectures To Haredi Rabbinical Association On Jewish Law
Comments: 30 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Rabbi Milton Yehosua Balkany, former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin's brother-in-law – was recently released from prison after serving time for attempting to extort hedge fund head Steven Cohen. Balkany joined fellow haredi rabbis at a convention of the Rabbinical Alliance...

November 12, 2014: Top Sefardi Haredi Rabbis Overrule Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Ban Israeli Produce During Shmita Causing Firestorm
Comments: 2 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
“People with vested interests, who have mehadrin [stringent] kashrut-licensing businesses whose only purpose is to squeeze money out of the weakest members of our community, charge twice or three times the value [for the imported produce]. The propaganda against heter...

October 23, 2014: Government Files Suit Against Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Judith Enck, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), announced today that the United States has filed and simultaneously entered into a consent decree...

October 19, 2014: Frankfurt Kosher Butchers Sold Treife Meat To Unsuspecting Jews For At Least Two Years, Owners Now On Trial For Fraud
Comments: 17 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
A Frankfurt, Germany kosher butcher with close ties to the Orthodox Jewish community sold more than 88,000 pounds of non-kosher meat to Orthodox Jews for at least two years until the fraud was uncovered. Frankfurt Kosher Butchers Sold Treife Meat...

October 1, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Becomes So Agitated Over Kosher Food Turf Dispute, He Needed Medical Attention
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
A Sefardi haredi chief rabbi in an Israeli city reportedly became so agitated and upset today at his Ashkenazi haredi counterpart and at staffers that staff had to call for medical help to calm him down and prevent violence. Yeshiva...

August 10, 2014: Prosecutors Warn Rabbi Avraham Yosef Criminal Charges Are Likely To Be Filed Against Him
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
Prosecutors say they are considering charging Chief Rabbi of Holon Rabbi Avraham Yosef with breach of public trust and fraud charges. Prosecutors Warn Rabbi Avraham Yosef Criminal Charges Are Likely To Be Filed Against Him Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Prosecutors...

August 7, 2014: Rubashkin The Saint
Comments: 53 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"As everyone knows, Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is a man of incredible faith, who despite currently being in prison, still manages to serve as a fountain of emuna and even simcha to his fellow Yidden worldwide…" Above: Rabbi Sholom Mordechai...

July 15, 2014: Video: Kosher Food Warehouse Changes Expiration Dates To Sell Older Food As Fresh
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
A kosher food warehouse allegedly has employees change expiration dates on food packages to extend their shelf life and ability to be sold.

July 1, 2014: OU Gives Kosher Supervision To Injection-Only Prescription Drug – The First Time This Has Ever Been Done
Comments: 22 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal
A new injection-only drug has received a hechsher (rabbinic supervision mark) from the Orthodox Union and is the first pharmaceutical prescription drug ever to receive one – a complete innovation in halakha (Jewish law) because the drug is given by...

May 5, 2014: Threat Against Rubashkin Judge
Comments: 30 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Many threats were made against Judge Linda Reade during the Sholom Rubashkin case. Here is one, made by a woman who once worked for Rabbi Meir Kahane. For those who don't know, Kahane's two organizations, the Jewish Defense League and...

May 5, 2014: Government's Response To Sholom Rubashkin's Motion For Judge Recusal, New Trial
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
By now, you've probably read the pro-Rubashkin propaganda published by Yated Ne'eman and Chabad blogs. Here's what the government has to say about the Rubashkin motion that pro-Rubashkin propaganda is loosely based on. Above right: The former VP of Agriprocessors,...

May 5, 2014: As Sholom Rubashkin Tries Another Unlikely Appeal, Previous False Statements By Rubashkin's Defense Team Come Under Renewed Scrutiny
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Put succinctly, pretty much everything FailedMessiah.com reported about the flaws (or the complete falsehoods) in Sholom Rubashkin's legal team's contentions were later the same flaws and falsehoods the US Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility noted when responding to...

April 27, 2014: Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate Stands In The Way Of Lower Food Prices, Critics Say
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The government has already lowered customs duties on some imported food in order to increase competition. But the haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate refuses to accept imported food as kosher – even when it is certified by Orthodox or haredi rabbis overseas....

April 27, 2014: Police: Indict Brother Of Israel’s Sefardi Chief Rabbi
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Sefardim
Israel Police have just recommended that the state prosecutor indict Chief Rabbi of Holon Avraham Yosef, a son of the late Sefardi haredi rabbinic leader and Shas Party founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, on charges fraud, extortion and breach of public...

April 8, 2014: Your Glatt Kosher Meat: Agri Star Workers So Poorly Paid, Many Rely On Food Shelf, Locals Say, As Chabad Synagogue Is Condemned By Town
Comments: 15 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The town of Postville condemned the Chabad-haredi synagogue, which is a former single family house, because it is in such disrepair it is unsafe to occupy. The Chabad boys school was condemned for the same reason, as well. File photo:...

April 8, 2014: Bain Capital Buys Manischewitz Kosher Foods
Comments: 8 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Sankaty Advisors, an arm of the private equity capital corporation co-founded by Mitt Romney has purchased Manischewitz, the iconic matzoh maker. Sankaty Advisors, an arm of the private equity capital corporation Bain Capital co-founded by Mitt Romney has purchased Manischewitz,...

April 2, 2014: Why Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard And Former Kosher Meat King Sholom Rubashkin Are Rotting In Jail
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"America's Rabbi" Shmuley Boteach thinks he knows why Pollard and Rubashkin are "rotting in jail," and he's telling you – truth be damned. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Shmuley Boteach – the slurping, slobbering, self-aggrandizing fool who bills himself as "America's Rabbi"...

February 13, 2014: Shechita Crisis: Poland’s Chief Rabbinate Lies To Government About Kosher Slaughter Causing National Scandal
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
In November, Michael Alper, a senior aide to the Chief Rabbi of Poland, wrote a letter to the Polish veterinarians who oversee animal slaughter asking for permission to slaughter 250 cows Alper promised would first be stunned with electricity in...

February 6, 2014: Chabad-Controlled OK Kosher Gets Sole Control Over .Kosher Domain Names, Despite Objections From OU And Many Other American Kosher Supervisors
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
After months of protracted legal wrangling, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ruled that OK Kosher owns the rights to dole out all dot-kosher web addresses. That move was fought by 11 other kosher food supervision kashrut...

January 31, 2014: Ex-Agriprocessors Supervisor Who Fled To Israel gets 41 Month Sentence
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hosam Amara, a former supervisor at Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, was sentenced to 41 months in prison, substantially less than the 78 months prosecutors wanted. Amara’s sentence was at the top of the federal sentencing guidelines and the...

January 31, 2014: Rubashkin Files New Motion To Try To Force Judge To Recuse Herself
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
In a new motion, the attorneys for former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin have moved to recuse Chief United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade from presiding over Rubashkin’s pending 2255 Motion to vacate his sentence. Sholom Rubashkin Rubashkin Files...

January 30, 2014: 5W PR Head Sued Over Alleged False And Defamatory Comments Made Online Against His Late Mother’s Boyfriend
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Ronn Torossian, the head of 5W PR who in 2008 was caught (by this writer) impersonating online Rabbi Morris Allen and other figures critical of Agriprocessors and Sholom Rubashkin in order to defame them, has allegedly been caught again –...

January 28, 2014: Former Agriprocessors Supervisor Wants Credit For Israeli House Arrest When Sentenced
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Hosam Amara – the former Agriprocessors supervisor who fled to Israel in 2008 to escape arrest at the encouragement of and with the help of Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin in the days following the 2008 immigration raid on the glatt...

December 21, 2013: Government Asks Judge To Sentence Agriprocessors Supervisor to As Much As 6 1/2 Years In Prison
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Government notes car extortion scheme, sexual abuse and harassment along with Amara's immigration charges. Hosam Amara Government Asks Judge To Sentence Agriprocessors Supervisor to As Much As 6 1/3 Years In Prison Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com “Agriprocessors was a business...

December 2, 2013: Will Kosher Food Be The Next Big Food Trend?
Comments: 24 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
A panel of largely ignorant experts, most of them who could not pick out a kosher burger from a stack of McRib pork sandwiches or shrimp cocktails, are interviewed by an only slightly more knowledgeable Forbes Magazine columnist about the...

November 20, 2013: Chabad Rabbi Starts Food Safety Kosher Seal
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The Rabbi said the existing Kosher certification program, , has been using client contracts for many years that require commitments by Kosher certified manufacturers that they comply with all applicable government food-safety regulations. "Under Kosher Check," he said, "Approval will...

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