24 May 2017

HaYovel: Serving Israeli Farmers or Themselves?

28 Iyyar 5777
Day 43 of the Omer

What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification than to spend it hobnobbing with Christian missionaries who use the occasion to cash in on its "brand"? But, hey! Isn't that what Western democracy, religious pluralism, tolerance and diversity and capitalism are all about? Wait. But, this is the Middle East and Jerusalem is the Holy City - the City of God. Well, God has nothing to do with this...

I had no idea "volunteering" could be so profitable.


Below is a list of 31 wines by Tura, Psagot, Gvaot, and Shiloh wineries for which Hayovel gets 5%:

- Tura Mountain Peak 2014
- Tura Mountain Heights Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Psagot Edom 2013
- Psagot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Psagot Chardonnay 2016
- Psagot Merlot 2014
- Psagot Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard 2013
- Psagot Shiraz 2011
- Psagot Cabernet Franc M Series 2014
- Psagot Cabernet Sauvignon M Series 2014
- Psagot Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon M Series 2013
- Psagot Edom M Series 2013
- Psagot Edom Magnum 2009
- Gvaot Merlot 2013
- Gvaot Gofna Reserve Pinot Noir 2013
- Gvaot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Gvaot Vineyard Dance 2014
- Shiloh Exclusive Edition Mosaic 2013
- Shiloh Shor Cabernet Franc 2013
- Shiloh Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Shiloh Secret Reserve Merlot 2011 Magnum
- Shiloh Legend Honi 2014
- Shiloh Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Magnum
- Shiloh Mosaic 2014
- Shiloh Mosaic 2014 Non-Mevushal
- Shiloh Legend 2013
- Shiloh Secret Reserve Shiraz 2013
- Shiloh Secret Reserve Merlot 2014
- Shiloh Shor Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Shiloh Shor Barbera 2014
- Shiloh Chardonnay 2014

Why is Kosherwine.com advertising HaYovel on their website?

Have you visited the HaYovel online store? Look at all the spin-off products they are selling thanks to their Jewish-Israeli connection.

And let's not forget the $1.5 million HaYovel base in Missouri. Self-serving, definitely!


  1. Thanks. Now I know which ones NOT to buy.

  2. If non-jews touch the wine it isn't kosher anymore - could there possibly be a kashrus problem with them harvesting the grapes in the first place? I'm sure their kavanah with that is to sanctify it to yashke

    1. I tried that angle without success. And you are right, it is. They've bragged about how this is the wine Yeshu will drink with them at the "Marriage Feast of the Lamb".

  3. Agree with Israel Tachlis. How do they get a hechsher. Non-Jews are not allowed to have anything to do with the production of kosher wine.

    Really amazing how all that was predicted in the Torah, Sages, are all actually happening because our people have abandoned H'. Anything goes today. we need the 'Jewish' real Rabbis to stand up against these desecrations. It is imperative!

    1. I made a presentation to one kashrut authority. They were very interested and seemed concerned, but after having a "conversation" with one of the vineyard owners involved, they were satisfied that there was no problem with kashrut.

    2. And now we are reading all the time about sorruption within the kashrut agencies. :-(

  4. I'm speechless! I will put my faith/emuna in HaShem as I always do and He will straiten out this mess on His own good time..

    1. Absolutely! Once the birur is complete - when this test is done and every individual Jew has made his choice, then HKB"H will rid the land of all its impurities - Yishmael, Eisav and the Erev Rav.

  5. There is no problem with kashrut until after the grapes are crushed and turned into grape juice which is made into wine. The harvesting of the grapes is not an issue.

    1. 1) please site your source. The OU seems to agree with you, but do they have all the necessary information to rule on this issue.
      2) these are not just grapes, but grapes possibly prayed over to a false deity. הנאה מע״ז אסורה וספק מדאורייתא לחומרה.
      3) there is also the violation of לא תחונם )משנה תורה הל׳ ע״ז י,א-ט)