Rabbi Moshe Gutnick
Rabbi MD Gutnick has finally disclosed where he "knows" we made our Soft Matza. But he is wrong.
Based on his error, he has relentlessly condemned our Exodus, Laffa Style Soft Matza and also tried to besmirch every step taken by KVY to expand the opportunities for Yidden to enjoy Kosher. Rabbi Gutnick has not sought any information from us.
However, in an exchange of private emails he has identified the manufacturing plant where he believes we made our Matza. He is wrong.
His refusal to recognise his gross error, his refusal to withdraw his comments and his continued baying for the destruction of our Kosher certificate are clearly driven by his concern at the erosion of his own fiefdom.
When KVY commissioned the 14 IKU food stores, located in dominantly Jewish areas of the Sydney CBD and suburban areas, Rabbi Gutnick's fury knew no bounds.
Rabbi Moshe D Gutnick has declared the following:
I personally am witness to the fact that Kosher V'Yosher made chametz matza in a totally incompetent manner - not debatable halachic nuances but forbidden according to shulchan aruch. Yes anyone can make a mistake but if you lie about it afterward and try to fool people into thinking you made no such mistake - then one has to wonder whether you corrected it in the future or whether you will always continue to cover up. Or whether you are just delusional and think you can never do wrong which may be even worse.
I will paste, with some adjustments to the harsh language, a powerful riposte posted on Galus Australis.
Rabbi Moshe Gutnick made a serious error. He posted on the KAS fb, that a photo shows, “a Kosher V'Yosher representative placing a sticker or seal on an electric wall socket purportedly resolving the issues of bishul akum. Of course simple logic (and the poskim) would point this out to be an apparently futile excersise (sic). What does sealing the wall socket help if the gentile chef can turn the switch off and on at the appliance? The only sealing that would help is sealing the switch of the utensil, not the wall socket.”
Had Rabbi Moshe Gutnick asked Rabbi Rabi or read the information available on his website, he would have been better informed. Has Rabbi Gutnick apologised to his blog and fb readers? He has not apologised to Rabbi Rabi nor approached him to ask for Mechilah.
Perhaps you [Harry] might want to contact Rabbi Moshe Gutnick and remind him of the right thing to do; remind him of his own words, his emphatic denunciation, “When their incompetence is conveyed to them and they fail to admit their error and to the contrary continue to pretend everything is ok, then simple logic would dictate that they cannot be trusted. Not politics - simple logic and rules of Kashrut.”