Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon

Rav HaMachshir of Kashrus Supervision of America-KSA

Greetings and blessings,

I have reviewed the manuscript of Going Kosher, by the esteemed Rabbi Amiram Markel Shli’ta, and was very impressed by the wide scope and caliber of his important work. Through fine writing, coupled with a wide knowledge of Torah, Rabbi Markel has succeeded in bringing order and clarity to a vast and often confusing subject and has bridged the gap between presenting a popular Kashrus guide and writing a work of scholarship and erudition. He has accomplished this through backing virtually all his Halachic statements by citing many pertinent and authoritative sources throughout the length and breadth of Halachic literature. Thus, this book promises to be an outstanding source book, to be referenced by teachers and students, as well as a popular guide for all.

Moreover, Rabbi Markel brings with him more than two decades of practical experience in almost all aspects of the kosher supervision field. Through years of involvement, Rabbi Markel has supervised in many diverse venues, from large production plants to small kosher establishments. He is often called upon to train Mashgichim, both one-on-one and in group seminars and is regarded as an expert in Halacha, especially in the kosher field. He is often sought after when Kashrus questions arise.

I give Rabbi Markel my highest praise and accolades. I pray that the Master of the Universe gives him a long and healthy life and that He bless him with wisdom, understanding and knowledge to continue advancing the practice of Torah and mitzvos through his writings.

Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon