Hshgacha-Pratit Presents an alternative model to the rabbinical kashrut and therefore challenges the monopoly of the main rabbinate. The organization was established by Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz, Head of Beit Midrash “Sulam Yaakov” in Nachlaot, and Secretary General of the”Yerushalmim” party in the Jerusalem city-council. As an act of affirmative action, most of our “mashgichot kashrut” (kashrut supervisors) are women. Although there is no Halachic prohibition on women to be a Mashgicha, no other Kashrut agency employs women. We provide vocational training for women to become mashgichot. We also give lectures about pluralistic Judaism to schools, youth groups and the general public, about the relationship between religion, community and state,to make halacha serve as a bridge between communities in Israel.
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