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.

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