Source: Religion News Service
That’s about to change, thanks to a recent landmark decision by the country’s highest court.
On Sept. 12 the High Court of Justice ruled that although the rabbinate is and will remain the only body empowered to issue a kashrut, or kosher food, certificate, restaurants may inform diners of the kashrut standards they keep. It will be up to the individual diner to decide whether to trust those standards.
Freedom-of-religion activists are calling the ruling a victory for Jewish pluralism and a blow to the rabbinate’s ironclad authority over Jewish matters in Israel.