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Jerusalem Court Refuses Extradition on Kashrut Grounds



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Tuesday the District Court in Jerusalem declared a respondent extraditable to the United States – but because there is no entitlement to kosher food in Florida State prisons, the court conditioned the extradition on receipt of an obligation from the Untied States to provide kosher food for the respondent.

The respondent’s attorney, Eric Bukatman said, this is “a precedent decision –  which the government may appeal.”

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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