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Kashrut supervisors protest across from Finance Ministry in Jerusalem

Israeli kashrut supervisors protested changes in their working conditions Wednesday in a demonstration before the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem.

The kashrut supervisors, who were employed directly by the State of Israel, are now instead required to work for an outsourcing firm, and say that their salaries have dropped 50 percent as a result.

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The salaries of kashrut supervisors (mashgichim) are notoriously low, even to begin with, according to several family members of those currently employed in the field, and who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.