The following is a report from the JTA. We post it here out of interest to our readers. We do not vouch for its portrayals or content:
Less than a day before the start of Passover, the phone rang at the Brooklyn home of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky. On the line were concerned members of the Rabbinical Council of California, a rabbinical association in Los Angeles that provides kosher certification, among other services.
The RRC had just discovered that the owner of Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats had smuggled uncertified meat into his store, and the West Coast rabbis needed the guidance of their East Coast colleague.
“It was obvious to all of us that we needed an unbiased decision from an expert outside the community, with vast knowledge and experience, to give an authoritative decision that the members of this community would rely upon,” Rabbi Avrohom Union, the rabbinic administrator of the RCC, told JTA in an email.
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