Jerusalem - Israeli Religious Women's Group Accuses Rabbinate Of Dragging Its Feet On Recognizing Female Kashrut Supervisors
Jerusalem - A prominent Israeli religious women’s group has accused the kashrut department of the Chief Rabbinate of dragging its feet in recognizing female kashrut supervisors, and says it will ask the High Court of Justice to intervene if the matter isn’t settled by week’s end.
ISRAEL HAYOM (http://bit.ly/11PO9mI) reports that the women’s organization Emunah said requests for a decision on the matter have been repeatedly ignored by the Chief Rabbinate over the past year, and that there is “no reason” for the Chief Rabbinate to continue to dodge the issue.
On Thursday, 13 women became the first female graduates of a kashrut supervision course that is described by Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett as “more rigorous” than existing rabbinate guidelines, but cannot work without being officially sanctioned by the rabbinate.
Liora Minka, chairwoman of Emunah, said this is “gender discrimination, pure and simple.”
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