Tel Aviv – the most modern city in Israel, recently chosen as the “best gay town in the world”, a city with wreckage and upscale restaurants that are changing these days, the kosher revolution.
What does Kosher mean in Tel Aviv?
Kosher in general – is a set of Jewish food laws that prohibit certain foods and allow more than others. For example – seafood is not kosher, while oversized fish are kosher. Pork is not kosher while chicken and beef, it is also prohibited to cook chicken or beef with milk in the same bowl or eat it at the same time.
There are a number of organizations that issue Kosher certificates around the world – and make sure that the food is made from only Kosher ingredients.
When issuing Kosher certificates in Israel – another parameter is being considered, which relates to the work under way on Saturday. Since most of the workforce in Israel is Jewish – the kosher supervisor should make sure that the factory or restaurant examined does not “do business” on Saturday.
Therefore, Tel Aviv restaurants that want to issue a kosher certificate – should give up one day of the week, and stay closed on Saturday. Since Saturday is a strong day for restaurants, the strongest day of the week, this is a very difficult decision for restaurant owners.
However – more and more new places in Tel Aviv decide to retain Jewish law, which raises the question ..
Why more restaurants Tel Aviv go kosher?
There are a number of reasons why everyone has reached the end result: it is worth it for restaurant owners. Here is a short list of all the important reasons you have encountered in recent years while working with some of the best Kosher restaurants in Tel Aviv:
1. Normal audience
There have always been religious people in Israel who only eat kosher food, but in recent years there has been a shift in the socio-economic status of many religious people, and at present there is a large and growing part of the religious population who can and want to eat out.
2. Saturday rest is good
The restaurant is a stressful line of business, especially in Tel Aviv – a city that never sleeps. Most restaurants are open 16 hours a day and work does not end.
There should be a restaurant owner who wants to work well, and no one can work for several hours, even if you have a partner.
Therefore, many restaurant owners find that forced rest on Saturdays is a great comfort, as you can change your lifestyle for the better if you can.
3. Jewish Tourism
For security reasons and more, in recent years, there are more Jewish tourists in Israel, who prefer kosher food. These tourists may or may not eat only kosher food where they reside, but they certainly prefer kosher food during their visit to Israel.
The reason for this is that their visit to Israel is usually done for a spiritual or religious reason, and they try to make the whole visit “kosher” or similar to the Jews.
4. A matter of courtesy
Israelis love to eat out with friends, and when they try to find a place to eat for a group of friends – kosher makes the job much easier. No one wants to just have some of their friends to eat.
As a fan of restaurants, who has many friends from all over the community – I find the last reason is the most important.
Enjoy your visit, and eat well!