Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman signed into law a shekel-per-liter tax on drinks with high-sugar levels — including grape-juice, commonly used for kiddush. The tax will raise the price of a six-pack of soft drinks from $11 to $14.

This was in addition to a tax on disposable dishes, expected to bring in $190 million in taxes per annum by raising the price of these items by 120%.

Before the tax went into effect, consumers filled shopping carts with the items and yeshivos and institutions ordered sufficient supplies to last for months.