Chief Rabbi Lau: No Problem With Female Kashrus Supervisors


rav-dovid-lauSpeaking today, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Rav David Lau said that as far as he was concerned, there was no problem employing female kashrus supervisors. Rav Lau made the statements at an annual meeting of owners of catering halls.

Several months ago, MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) filed a petition with the High Court demanding that women be authorized to work as kashrut supervisors. Rav Lau said that “the petition is unnecessary,” as there was no reason for the Rabbinate not to train and authorize women to act as kashrus supervisors. Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{ Israel}


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    He’s right. You eat in all your friends’ houses and they are not supervising their wives at all.

  2. Rav Moshe zt”l has a tshuva about this in which he discusses the issue of serarra. Igros Moshe (yorah deah 2:44, 45)

    If you don’t know don’t talk.

  3. There is a story in the kashuris world. Of a lady mashgieacha who called the rav hamachsher that a restaurant she was checking was not kosher. The rov was shocked because he himself was there a little while before and looked things over and did not see anything wrong. She told him that it is because she boldly goes where no man has gone before…. to the lady’s room and saw a locked door, when she asked what was in it she was told cleaning supplies, she asked them to open the door, once opened she found a second freezer with non kosher meats in it.