Brouhaha After Bibi Dines at Treife Restaurant in Italy

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Yahadut Hatorah threatened to leave Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s coalition because he dined at a non-kosher restaurant in Florence, Italy, over the weekend with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

The treife Enoteca Pinchiorri is rated as one of the world’s top 50 restaurants.

The Prime Minister’s Office said that Bibi accepted Renzi’s invitation to eat at the restaurant but that he “did not eat any food that can be defined as not kosher.”

Yaakov Litzman of Yahadut Hatorah said that Bibi dining at the restaurant was “completely unacceptable.”

Members Bibi’s his contingent insisted that he decided not to partake of non-kosher food in Italy, but his housekeeper said that he has personally ordered shrimp for the Netanyahu home.

“Netanyahu eats non-kosher, and mixes meat and milk. I served him,” said the housekeeper, who is religious.

{ Israel News Bureau}



  1. #3 #4

    Goodness. you both better study lashon hara
    1.It only applies to someone who is “oseh ma’aseh amcha” 2.this is already “apei t’lasa”

    However there are others basis’ to avoid to publishing

  2. Charlie,
    No but he now represents a gov’t that is partially religious. There are expectations and even agreements not only about politics but about kovod shmayim.

  3. #7..

    continued #1

    Netanyahu: I Never Ate Non-Kosher Food
    Prime Minister responds to criticism after he dined at a restaurant that serves pork dishes.

    First Publish: 10/4/2014, 9:58 PM

    “I have never eaten non-kosher food,” Prime Minister Binyanin Netanyahu told Channel 2 television in an interview recorded before Yom Kippur. He was hinting that while he has sat in restaurants that serve treif (non-kosher) food, he never ate the food himself.

    Netanyahu insisted that he never eats treif food, and that this is true for himself as a private individual, and not just in his official function. “I have kashrut supervisors at my side in this matter,” he said, apparently hinting at his wife, Sarah.

    Israeli hareidi and religious websites were seething Sunday, after it was reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had dined at a non-kosher restaurant on Shabbat, in a dinner-date with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

    But the sites were absolutely livid Thursday when it was revealed that after dining on “treif” delicacies for lunch at Fresco by Scotto, a non-kosher Manhattan Italian restaurant, Netanyahu went for some “surf and turf” – this time at a well-known Manhattan lobster and crab joint, Chart House.

  4. This may or may not be lashon hara, but there is zero benefit to publishing, least of all in Elul. For a site which calls itself the online voice of Torah Jewry, IMO, this is a good way to not live up to your title.

  5. To the Goyishe velt Netanyahoo represents Jews. He should act like a Jew. (I’m not talking about the phony practices of Reform & Conservative which purport to be forms of Judaism. They’re not!)


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