2,213 posts categorized "Kosher Scandal"

March 4, 2015: Is Whey Milk? And If It Isn't, Does That Make Whey Protein Drinks Pareve?
Comments: 19 | Categories: Kosher Scandal
There are lots of good reasons people cite to support not keeping kosher, from scandals at kosher slaughterhouses across the globe to the Mafia-like tactics of some kosher food distributors. But the best reason not to keep kosher is that...

March 2, 2015: Videos: Why Many Europeans Want To Ban Un-Stunned Animal Slaughter
Comments: 12 | Categories: Kosher Scandal
Three videos all show immense cruelty in halal and kosher slaughter and explain why so many Europeans want to ban all animal slaughter where the animal is not sedated or stunned first. Rabbis would have you believe the proposed bans...

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: Dishonest Pro-Shechita British Organization Lies Again
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
Simon "Shimon" Cohen wouldn't know how to tell the truth if his very life depended on it, and his Shechita UK organization (which also now markets itself as Shechita EU) is the most consistently dishonest Jewish community organization I've seen...

February 23, 2015: OU May Certify Medical Marijuana As Kosher
Comments: 16 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics , 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 , 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 15, 2015: Top European Rabbi Equates Copenhagen Terror Attack With 'Anti-Shechita' Demand For Humane Slaughter
Comments: 6 | Categories: Antisemitism , Circumcision , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
"…The Jewish community in Denmark is a microcosm of what is happening to Jewish communities across the continent. On the one hand they are under attack from extremist Muslims who see every Jew as a legitimate target, on the other...

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: 19 | 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:...

February 3, 2015: Video: British Halal Slaughterhouse Of Horrors Exposed
Comments: 13 | Categories: Kosher Scandal
A halal slaughterhouse in Britain has been caught "hacking" and "sawing" at the throats of unstunned sheep. Muslim ritual slaughterers wearing the traditional Muslim kufi skullcap and muttering the words 'Allahu Akbar' were recorded on hidden camera allegedly abusing the...

January 31, 2015: Consistently Dishonest British Pro-Shechita Group Attacks British Veterinary Association Over Shechita
Comments: 98 | Categories: Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion
A parliamentary petition demanding an outright ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first has attracted more than 100,000 backers, causing Simon "Shimon" Cohen of Shechita UK to criticize the BVA for its "obsession" with ritual religious slaughter, calling it...

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 23, 2014: British Jewish Pro-Shechita Organization Misrepresents Kosher, Ritual Slaughter
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Shechita UK again publishes false and misleading information about Jewish ritual slaughter and kosher food in general. The chairman of Shechita UK writes in the London Telegraph: SIR – Jews have always labelled food (“Shoppers will be told how their...

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 14, 2014: The Chickens Your Ancestors Ate Likely Had Dark Skin And Looked Little Like The Chickens You Eat Today, Study Finds
Comments: 13 | Categories: History , Kosher Scandal , Science
The chickens Europeans and Americans eat today look little like the chickens we ate hundreds of years ago, many of which had dark skin, a new study has found. The study doesn't seem to deal with it, but chickens consumed...

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 10, 2014: Poland Overturns Ritual Slaughter Ban
Comments: 2 | Categories: Avi Chai Foundation , Kosher Scandal
While today's ruling from Poland's Constitutional Court may have been based on freedom of religion, the actual primary benefactor of the court’s ruling is Poland’s agricultural industry. Poland Overturns Ritual Slaughter Ban Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Poland's Constitutional Court overturned...

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,...

December 3, 2014: Kapparot Meeting Today In Albany
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
There is a meeting taking place now in Albany, New York between government officials, haredi groups and PETA regard the often cruel and inhumane (and unhygienic) practice of kapparot – waving a chicken over one's head while reciting a formula...

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 20, 2014: New Cholov Yisrael Kosher Dairy To Open In Upstate New York
Comments: 19 | Categories: Kosher Scandal
Mountain Fresh cholov yisrael dairy products will reportedly be distributed in New York, Miami, Baltimore and Philadelphia. New Cholov Yisrael Kosher Dairy To Open In Upstate New York Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com An old Binghamton, New York dairy will resume...

November 14, 2014: Chief Rabbinate Allegedly Forces Wedding Halls To Keep A Higher Standard Of Kosher Than Hotels – Even When The Couple Being Married Is Not Orthodox
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Religion
"Ah, but that’s not quite all there is to it. The Rabbinate has new regulations. Because my waiters and barmen are not Shabbat observant, I am only permitted to serve yayin mevushal (pasteurized wine)" at your wedding. Yizhar Hess, the...

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...

November 4, 2014: Rubashkin Judge To Hear Halal Beef Export Fraud Case
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Scandal
William B. Aossey, Jr.'s trial judge will be Linda Reade, who presided over the trial of former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin. Agriprocessors was once the largest glatt kosher slaughterhouse in the world, until financial fraud, widespread employment of undocumented workers...

October 24, 2014: IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Chief Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces has finally agreed to allow female soldiers to serve as kosher food inspectors in IDF kitchens. IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Chief Rabbinate of the...

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 23, 2014: Pro-Shechita Organization Lies About Jewish Ritual Slaughter – Again
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Shechita UK, the British Jewish community's haredi-dominated pro-Jewish ritual slaughter organization, has a long history of lying about the humaneness shechita. Now it's scientific adviser – Dr. Stuart Rosen, a haredi cardiologist – has written a deceptive article on the...

October 22, 2014: Inhumane Slaughter, Illegal Child Labor At Kosher And Hallal Slaughterhouse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Scandal
Along with child labor, the plant ran into other trouble with federal regulators last year after being cited for numerous violations of humane slaughtering rules, that caused the government to suspended the plant’s production four times. Suspensions are uncommon, and...

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 6, 2014: Class Action Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed
Comments: 1 | Categories: Kosher Scandal
The class action lawsuit against Hebrew National/Con Agra by consumers alleging Hebrew National products are not strictly kosher has been tossed out of court with prejudice – meaning the case had no merit at all. And for those of you...

October 3, 2014: Kapparot: Photo Essay Shows Leading Haredi Rabbis Do Not Understand Proper Animal Handling
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
A series of photos of hasidic rebbes and non-hasidic haredi rabbis doing the kapparot ritual with live chickens shows rebbe aftrer rebbe holding a chicken improperly in a way that causes the chicken pain and can even break bones or...

October 2, 2014: Haredim Defy Government Ban, Slaughter Chickens On Public Streets
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Religion
Hundreds of haredim have taken to the streets of Jerusalem for the kapparot ritual involving the slaughter of chickens, defying a government ban on practicing it in public. The AFP reports: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews have taken to the streets...

October 2, 2014: Improperly Done Chicken Kapparot – A Photo Essay
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal
Here's a photo essay showing haredim mishandling kapparot chickens. Ynet has a kapparot photo essay, and most of the photos show haredim improperly holding chickens during the rite, which involves "waving" a live chicken over one's head while reciting verses...

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 , 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...

September 30, 2014: Video: Dozens Of Dead, Unused Chickens Found At Hasidic Kapparot Center
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
Dozens of unused dead kapparot chickens found in cages in Borough Park. The cages were left out in the hot sun and the chickens had no water or food. The incident happened at a pop-up kapparot center across the street...

September 29, 2014: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Come Out Against Chicken Kapparot
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Tzohar, the Israeli moderate Zionist Orthodox rabbinical association, has issued a statement opposing using live chickens for the kapparot (atonement) ritual done by many Orthodox and almost all haredi Jews before Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement which begins...

September 24, 2014: Anti-Kapparot Protests In Brooklyn
Comments: 16 | Categories: Kosher Scandal
A wave of anti-chicken-kapparot protests are scheduled to be held in Brooklyn beginning next week. Here are the dates, times and locations: Please join our 5th annual street protest in Crown Heights Brooklyn, New York against the cruel and needless...

September 23, 2014: Scientists Reportedly Find No Difference In Blood Presence Between Pre-Stunned And Kosher Slaughtered Meat
Comments: 26 | Categories: Kosher Scandal , Science
Scientists have apparently proved that stunning an animal just before slaughter does not make any real difference in the amount of blood an animal loses when ritually slaughtered or the amount retained in the meat. Scientists Reportedly Find No Difference...

September 23, 2014: Agudah Reissues Pronouncement On Kapparot
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
"As the y’mei ho’rachamim ve’hadin rapidly approach, and as Jews will soon be fulfilling the minhag of Kapporos during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva, we wish to emphasize the need for all public Kapporos centers to be under the exacting Hashgacha...

September 21, 2014: Government Ups Cost Of Hotels’ Kosher Supervision 30%
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion
Regulations signed by Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett of the right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party increase by 30% the price each hotel in the country must pay for kosher supervision – despite that fact that tourism slumped due to...

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 , 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 15, 2014: Government Backs Change To Kosher Food Law That Will Allow Restaurants To Open On Shabbat
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Kosher Scandal
The Ministerial Committee on Legislation decided Monday to support an amendment that would allow food establishments that follow kosher food law but are open on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath, to receive special weekday-only kosher certification from Israel’s chief rabbinate. Above:...

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 , 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...

June 25, 2014: Israel’s Shochtim Want To Unionize, Rabbis Vehemently Oppose
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
“We cannot have a situation in which a rabbi will have to be accompanied by an attorney everywhere he goes in fear anything he says or does will lead to a lawsuit.…A shochet [ritual slaughterer] and mashgiach [kosher food inspector]...

June 22, 2014: Fish Have Memories, Cognition, Complex Social Systems And Can Recognize Other Individual Fish And Feel Pain In Ways Similar To Humans, New Study Finds
Comments: 14 | Categories: Kosher Scandal , Science
Animal welfare advocates should include fish in their lineup of animals to advocate for, a new Australian study appears to show. The study, Fish Intelligence, Sentience and Ethics, published last week in the journal Animal Cognition, shows that in many...

June 20, 2014: Leading Expert On Humane Slaughter Lashes Out At Kosher Slaughterhouses' Animal Abuse
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Dr. Temple Grandin says that, while kosher slaughter itself (if properly done) isn't a problem, animal handling and related issues at kosher slaughterhouses are. "There are many bad conditions in kosher plants,” Grandin wrote. Farm Forward reports that after liberal...

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