NEW YORK (Dec. 28)
The Israel Supply Mission in New York has purchased “several thousand tons” of kosher meat from American suppliers, some of that meat has been delivered in Israel, and the Mission here is “not aware of the slightest difficulty” in bringing that meat to Israel, it was declared here today.
Benjamin Lemoor, director of the Supply Mission, said he knew nothing about any of the meat shipments being held up in Israel. The remainder of the meat order amounting to “several thousand tons,” he declared, is now in production, and shipment is expected to be completed by the middle of next month. The meat involved, he said, had been bought through “normal commercial” channels. According to Mr. Lemoor, the kosher meat being produced for Israel in the United States is slaughtered and supervised by schochtim and mashgichim approved by the rabbinate in Israel. All are “local people” he said, but the entire process is under the supervision of “the most respectable rabbinical authorities” in this country.