Rabbi Yehuda Shain, the USA representative for B’Datz Mehadrin Certification (Israel) has resigned over Israel's handling of the Rubashkin Shechita-gate Scandal:
Kosher Consumers Union
To the kosher consumers at large:
Rabbi Yehuda Shain was the USA representative & office manager for B’Datz Mehadrin Certification headquartered in Eretz Yisroel. Since the exposure at Rubashkin / Agri Processing we have taken an outspoken position which wasn’t in agreement with some others.
Rabbi M.M. Weismandel in the forefront with other kosher certifiers & Rabonim were constantly putting pressure on Rabbi Avrohom Rubin, who heads the B’Datz Mehadrin Certification. Some 3 weeks ago I reluctantly conceded to Rabbi Rubin to grant Rabbi Weismandel a 2 week “timeout”.
Today Sunday, January 2, 2005 I was asked for more concessions of timeout, which I couldn’t agree in all fairness to the kosher consumers.
I therefore decided that in order for me to continue as always in uncovering and speaking the truth even against the mainstream, I will not be the B’Datz Mehadrin’s USA representative and office manager.