Knesset cafeteria shuts down until Monday after cockroach found in rice

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 23, 2009 15:45

Rabbi Binyamin Adler, the kashrut supervisor of the Jerusalem Rabbinate, instructed the Knesset's kashrut supervisor Rabbi Alex Hochman on Tuesday to remove the Knesset cafeteria's kosher status until sanitation on the premises is brought up to acceptable standards. The instruction follows an incident in which MK Yitzhak Vaknin (Shas) discovered, to his horror, that a cockroach took residence in his bowl of rice. Adler said that ingesting an insect transgresses five different Torah prohibitions. The cafeteria will be shut down until Monday and will be heavily fumigated so that there won't be any other invertebrates hanging around when the cafeteria reopens.


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