Members of the ultra-Orthodox community opening the weekend edition of haredi daily Hamodia in search of a recipe for a good Shabbat meal last week were shocked to find a recipe for stir-fried chicken noodles with none other than dairy Feta cheese - a combination that is against the rules of kashrut and is strictly forbidden.
Recipe sections in family editions in the haredi sector are enjoying rising popularity, and just about every ultra-Orthodox publication includes such a section.
Last week, however, an unpleasant mishap occurred with one of Hamodia's Habayit Shelanu ("our home") family edition's recipes.
The daily's loyal readers discovered that one of the recipes for stir-fried chicken with noodles and vegetables came with a recommendation to serve the meaty dish with a large tablespoon of Feta cheese cubes in every plate.
Furious readers flooded the paper with letters and phone calls in protest of the combination of meat and milk, which is absolutely forbidden in Judaism.
"I am simply stunned. The spiritual committee that goes over every letter and line in the paper should have prevented this," said M., a loyal reader.
Hamodia staff quickly published an apology from the Afikim Advertising company that is responsible for the recipes:
"The serving suggestion appearing in this recipe belongs to another recipe and was accidentally printed twice. We apologize for the mishap."