Israel – Kashrut Supervisor Shuts Down Knesset Cafeteria after Cockroach Found in Plate of Rice

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    Israel – Rabbi Binyamin Adler, the kashrut supervisor of the Jerusalem Rabbinate instructed the Knesset’s kashrut supervisor Rabbi Alex Hochman to remove the Knesset cafeteria’s kosher status until sanitation on the premises is brought up to acceptable standards.

    The instruction follows an incident in which MK Yitzhak Vaknin discovered, to his horror, that a cockroach took residence in his plate of rice.

    Adler said that ingesting an insect transgresses five different Torah prohibitions.

    The cafeteria will be shut down until Monday and will be heavily fumigated so that there won’t be any other invertebrates hanging around when the cafeteria reopens.


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