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  • Has the era of the kosher cheeseburger arrived?

    August 7, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    When the world’s first lab-grown burger was introduced and taste-tested on Monday, the event seemed full of promise for environmentalists, animal lovers and vegetarians.

    Another group that had good reason to be excited? Kosher consumers.

    The burger was created by harvesting...

  • Kosher Without Sacrifice?

    April 4, 2013 | 4:07 am

    The most elaborate, comprehensive and effective system for the prevention of animal cruelty was not invented by the FDA or even PETA; it was devised by the Book of Leviticus. This may seem a strange idea. Without question, it swims rather roughly against that trusty river of...

  • Human rights court rejects PETA appeal on Holocaust campaign

    November 8, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Germany can bar the animal rights group PETA from comparing the fate of animals today with that of Holocaust victims, Europe's highest court for human rights ruled.

    The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Thursday upheld a 2009 German Supreme Court ruling that banned...

  • Comparing animal rights and the Holocaust

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 10, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    On Oct. 2, Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the nonprofit Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), sat on the ground with some 100 other protesters in front of the Farmer John pig slaughterhouse in Vernon, Calif., blocking the entrance from two bi-level trucks carrying...

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  • Even after Agriprocessor scandal, inhumane methods still used in kosher slaughtering overseas

    October 13, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Agriprocessors’ 2008 kosher slaughter scandal provoked solemn vows of reform among producers of glatt kosher meat in the U.S. But despite some industry improvements, America’s leading kosher certification authority continues to authorize the sale of millions of pounds of glatt...

  • PETA hidden camera exposé costs Agriprocessors support of key expert [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 17, 2008 | 1:09 am

    An undercover video shot last month at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant has raised new questions about the company's slaughtering practices and cost it the support of one of the country's leading experts on animal welfare.

    Temple Grandin, an animal scientist who has served...

  • PETA says Agriprocessors misled rabbis about slaughter procedures [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 5, 2008 | 6:43 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—An undercover video shot at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa, is prompting new claims that the company engages in inhumane slaughter and that it misled a delegation of Orthodox rabbis who visited the plant in July.

    The video, shot undercover...

  • PETA slams N.Y. kapparot ritual [VIDEO]

    August 27, 2008 | 12:45 am


    PETA anti-kapporot video


    NEW YORK (JTA) -- For the second year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has complained about the High Holy Days ritual of swinging a chicken over one's head, a sin-transference ceremony.

    In a letter sent Monday to the New York agriculture...

  • 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...

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    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Sworn in as Israel's President

    In his inauguration speech, Shimon Peres, a one-time Nobel Peace Prize-winner, said Israel must not forego any opportunity to make peace with its neighbors.

    Before Sunday evening's inauguration, held at the Knesset, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert...

  • But Is It Kosher?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In September 2003, Whole Foods quietly removed one brand of kosher chicken from its shelves and replaced it with a different brand.

    The switch received little notice -- outside of a Jewish Journal article -- but it caught my eye. A representative for Whole Foods claimed the previous...

  • A Holocaust-Inspired Vegetarian

    By Noam Mohr

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Recently, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued an apology for its Holocaust on Your Plate campaign and exhibit, which showed concentration camp images next to photos of animal abuse on factory farms. The comparison was extraordinarily tasteless, and widely...

  • Letters to the Editor

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Campus Turmoil

    This past edition's cover story on UCI ("Campus Turmoil," March 11) shook me to the point that three days after reading it, I can't stop thinking about its repercussions. The article was written in such a way as if Marc Ballon was peeling an onion ... almost living...

  • 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...

  • Letters to the Editor

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Garbage Mouth

    I was surprised, astonished and shocked to read William Donohue's comments as reported in your editor's column last week ("Garbage Mouth," Dec. 17). In fact, I was unaware of Donohue's comments until I read them in The Jewish Journal. I unequivocally reject Donohue's...

  • Letters to the Editor

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Special-Needs Support

    I read with great interest your article on Jewish special education ("Support Still Lags for Special Needs," Nov. 12). Like I do with any article related to this topic, it penetrates to my very being because I am a person with special needs.

    I was born in...

  • Kosher Slaughter Controversy Erupts

    By Peter Ephross

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's not every day that people affiliated with a strident animal rights group talk turkey with those who oversee kosher slaughter.

    But that's exactly what happened this week, when an unpaid adviser to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) discussed allegations of...

  • Animal Activists Gone Wild

    By David Finnigan

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Holding up grisly posters that juxtaposed images of Holocaust victims next to animals in slaughterhouses, animal rights activists demonstrated Tuesday in front of the Museum of Tolerance.

    While only 10 protesters attended the demonstration, which was staged by the People for the...

  • Campaign by PETA Profanes Holocaust

    By Joel Geiderman

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took its campaign equating factory-farm animals to Holocaust victims to the streets of Los Angeles this week with a protest in front of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Tuesday at noon (see story on page 12).

    The protest speaks to PETA's...