A new Kosher supermarket in Tel Aviv, inaugurated by the late Rabbi Shmuel Shachter, has opened on Monday.
According to the Tel Aviv municipality, the new Koshers in Herzliya and the Negev will be the first Kosher supermarkets in Israel since 2005, when the municipality opened a store in the northern Negef, and since 2009, when it opened in the southern Negevis.
The new store is named Kosher on the roof and on the building, as it is a kosher-only store, the municipality said.
It is a small shop, only a few meters wide, and its customers can choose from a selection of foodstuffs.
Its location will be open until 11 p.m. daily, the mayor of Herzliyah, Nachman Shlomo, said in a statement.
The town of Haifa, which was the first to open its own Kosher store in 2008, had its first Koshers on May 25, 2006.
The store is operated by an independent business in partnership with the local government.
The shop will serve customers from all over the country, including those who are not Orthodox, Shlomos said.
Kosher shops in the United States have also become increasingly popular in recent years.
In July 2016, The Jewish Daily Forward reported that the Jewish community in the country was celebrating the opening of the first kosher supermarket, The American Kosher Company, in Brooklyn, New York.