MK Yulia Malinovsky (Yisrael Beytenu) excoriated the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Tuesday, during deliberations in the Knesset on a plan to reform the kashrut certification system in Israel, opening up kashrut supervision to competition.

Malinovsky, who chairs the Knesset’s Committee for National Infrastructure and Religious Services, accused the Chief Rabbinate’s kashrut certification department of assembling a “mountain of money” by maintaining a monopoly on kosher food certification.

During a stormy session of the committee Tuesday morning, Malinovsky also slammed Opposition parties over their refusal to back the kashrut reform being advanced by Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahane (Yamina).

“I understand the political needs of MKs from Shas. This reform will pass, and we will feel it in our pockets. For example, if we’d get rid of all communication systems except for Radio Tzafon, what would happen? How much would advertising and content cost? You get to control public opinion. For you, that’s great, but what about for the public.”... Read More: Arutz-7