The Dirt on Kosher Certification in America
What was the defining characteristic of kosher certification in America 100 years ago? Corruption! Industry associations and consumer groups estimated that between 50% and 65% of “kosher” meat was fraudulently mis-presented. Organized crime dominated kashrut. Law Professor Timothy Lytton tells how things changed at the JCC’s Rabbi Nathan and Sylvia Gaynor Lecture, 7:00 PM on May 23. The Gaynor Endowment Fund is managed by the Columbus Jewish Foundation.