Latest update: October 16th, 2013
Following an investigation by the anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim into ‘Cafe Porta’, located in the Clal building in Jerusalem, the organization reported to the Kashrut division of Jerusalem’s Religious Authority that the cafe appears to be a missionary center.
Missionary activity is frowned upon in Israel, and illegal in certain circumstances.
At first, the Kashrut division had no proof, nor any legal steps they could take against the cafe.
But when the Kashrut division sent its own inspectors to check on the report, they were taken by surprise when the owners gave missionary material, including a New Testament, to the Kashrut supervisor, apparently in an attempt to begin the proselytization process on the Rabbi.
Needless to say, the Kashrut certification for the cafe was immediately revoked.
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