Kashrus fraudsters have found a way to free themselves from paying rabbinate fines. Over the past sixteen years, over a thousand people appealed fines administered by the Rabbinate’s National Unit for Fraud Prohibition Law Enforcement. But only a few cases made it to court due to the legislature’s heavy workload, while most were annulled due to the statute of limitations.
The State Comptroller already warned of this in 2008. Since then, many businesses have realized that it is worthwhile to appeal kashrus fines as a matter of course to take advantage of this legislative failing.
The courts and Chief Rabbinate claimed that steps are being taken to put an end to this loophole.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel