IDF Opts for Kosher by Camera


The IDF is planning on replacing scores of kosher supervisors on dozens of bases across the country with a system of supervision by remote camera.

The report appeared in Haaretz on Monday and was later confirmed by army officials.

Initially, the IDF sought to outsource the entire operation of kosher supervision to civilian entities, but due to recent controversies surrounding religion in the army, decided on keeping supervision in the hands of the Military Rabbinate, as before, though it will be exercised at a distance.

According to the report, the IDF has put together a list of about 30 bases whose kosher supervision will be privatized and run by outside contractors.

The IDF has responded to the report by stating that “The responsibility for kosher food and kitchens will remain in the Military Rabbinate’s hands,” and that, among the options examined, was “using civilian officials in specific locations under the Military Rabbinate’s supervision.”

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