On the eve of Purim and Pesach, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar, the founder and head of Russia’s elegant kosher system – “Russia’s Fine Kosher Committee”, visited and personally examined, accompanied by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak’s kosher committee Marzel, in a number of large factories located in the city of Kaliningrad in western Russia, on the Baltic coast, from where food products are marketed to European countries via ships and freight trains.
Under the sign of ‘Pisces Maple’, the first visit was made to a new fish canning factory, which markets dozens of types of tuna in all major food chains in Russia. The second factory they visited is an oil factory, the second largest in the world (!), Which has also been under the fancy kosher for several years, and now also has a special Passover kosher for legume eaters.
The tour, organized by the chairman of Russia’s kashrut committee, Rabbi Yosef Vorzov, lasted many hours, going into great detail, which left a great impression on the factory managers who personally accompanied the distinguished delegation. Afterwards, each received a box of matzah and a bottle of wine as a sign. Appreciation for the cooperation, for the benefit of thousands of kosher consumers in Russia.
The Chief Rabbi took advantage of his trip in the area to visit the large and glorious Jewish community of the city of Kaliningrad, headed by the city’s rabbi, Rabbi David Shvedik.
On the entrance floor of the magnificent synagogue building, the great guest honored in setting a mezuzah at the entrance of the new Chabad House office in the city, under the direction of Chabad emissary in Kaliningrad Rabbi Avraham Baruch Deitch, and after a reception hosted by the community governor Mr. Vladimir Katzman and Rosh The community Mr. Leonid Flitman, Rabbi Lazar touring the ever-complete Mikveh Tahara in the basement of the building, And the famous ‘Königsberg’, the city where the founder of the renowned moral movement Rabbi Israel Salanter is buried, whose day of rejoicing has just begun.