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  • Agriprocessors raid fallout continues: Jewish liberals plan rally in Postville

    By Ben Harris

    July 22, 2008 | 3:44 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—An interfaith coalition is planning to demonstrate next week in Postville, Iowa, in support of justice for workers and comprehensive immigration reform.

    Spearheaded by Jewish Community Action, a Minnesota social justice group, the rally comes in response to...

  • Agriprocessors takes aim at government, gets boost as group drops boycott

    By Ben Harris

    July 9, 2008 | 4:42 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—An Orthodox social justice group dropped its boycott of the embattled kosher meat producer Agriprocessors, saying the company is “beginning to take significant steps” to address claims of worker mistreatment at its plant in Postville, Iowa.

    Uri L’tzedek launched the...

  • Agriprocessors turns to homeless for help

    By Ben Harris

    June 20, 2008 | 2:25 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—In an effort to restore lagging production at its plant in Postville, Iowa, the country’s largest kosher meat producer has been hiring workers from homeless shelters in Texas to replace employees detained in a massive federal immigration raid last month.

    According to...

  • After raid, kosher meat in short supply

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 6, 2008 | 2:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Jacqueline Lankry doesn't know how she's going to fill her orders.

    Owner of her own kosher catering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lankry orders a box a week of meat and poultry from Agriprocessors, which runs the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse, where...

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  • Conservatives adopt ruling on living wage

    By Ben Harris

    June 2, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Just days after the Conservative movement became the only Jewish denomination to speak out against alleged worker abuse at the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the United States, the movement’s legal authorities voted to recommend that Jewish-owned businesses pay their...

  • Kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa dumps CEO

    By Ben Harris

    May 28, 2008 | 10:38 pm

    Mounting pressure from Jewish groups and members of Congress has led the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the United States to start searching for a new CEO less than two weeks after federal agents arrested nearly 400 of its employees in a massive immigration raid.

    Aaron Rubashkin,...

  • Meat packing raid stirs larger ethical and economic concerns

    By Amy Klein

    May 22, 2008 | 11:00 am

    While some Los Angeles kosher supervisors and suppliers see the crackdown on illegal immigrants at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, as a temporary setback, others are concerned with larger economic and ethical implications that reach beyond this particular case.

    "They...

  • Nation World Briefs

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rebbe Commemorated at White House
    A commemoration of the death of the Lubavitch rebbe culminated in a White House briefing. Leaders of both parties in Congress, as well as top Bush administration officials, attended the two-day tribute to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died...

  • PETA Renews Fight on Ritual Slaughter

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has again attacked the AgriProcessors Inc. plant in Postville, Iowa, over what it deems the cruel and inhumane method of ritual slaughter of cattle.

    The issue garnered much media attention in late...

  • Kosher Slaughtering Proves Humane

    By Rabbi Menachem Genack

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Many people expressed concern about the standards for humane treatment of animals at a kosher slaughterhouse after viewing a well-publicized video of kosher slaughter at the AgriProcessors plant in Iowa, which was released by the animal rights organization PETA.

    Any...

  • The Kindest Cut

    By Rob Eshman

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Last week for Chanukah I wrote about latkes, this week, the brisket.

    Butchered cows have provoked quite a controversy over the past two weeks. That's because the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), released an undercover video taken at the...

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