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  • Brigitte Bardot calls for ban on shechitah, terms it ‘ritual sacrifice’

    2 weeks ago

    Brigitte Bardot published an open letter in several leading French newspapers calling for a ban on shechitah, or Jewish ritual slaughter.

    The one-time French actress terms the practice “ritual sacrifice” in the letter that appeared Monday in newspapers such as Le Parisien, Le...

  • Petition in Poland seeks referendum to legalize ritual slaughter

    March 10, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    More than 130,000 Polish voters signed a petition calling for a public referendum on an amendment that would legalize Jewish ritual slaughter, or shechitah, in Poland.

    The petition, circulated by the National Council of Agricultural Chambers, or KRIR, was submitted last week to...

  • After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

    February 4, 2014 | 10:08 am

    His designer suits and expensive car project an image of success, but Salah Messikh has been on the brink of bankruptcy for more than a year.

    Messikh, the founder of one of Poland’s oldest halal slaughterhouses, saw his revenues halved because of a 2012 court ruling that...

  • What’s up with Poland?

    July 24, 2013 | 9:52 am

    As JTA’s Cnaan Liphshiz reported last week, the Polish legislature’s decision not to overturn a ban on kosher slaughter has stirred up a stew of anti-Semitic commentary and led to a sense of unease among some Polish Jews.

    But was the vote the product of a young democracy’s clumsy...

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  • Polish minister asks Jews, Muslims to sue over ritual slaughter

    July 23, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    A Polish government minister asked Jewish and Muslim representatives to petition the country’s Constitutional Court to sort out conflicting laws that have led to a ban on ritual slaughter.

    According to a statement Monday by the office of Michal Boni, the Polish minister...

  • Poland has one month supply of kosher meat left

    April 8, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Poland's Jewish community has about a one month supply of kosher meat left, following a ban on ritual slaughter that went into effect at the beginning of the year.

    Piotr Kadlcik, president of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland, confirmed to JTA on Monday from...

  • Polish court reportedly rules against allowing ritual slaughter

    November 27, 2012 | 9:25 am

    A constitutional court in Poland reportedly has ruled against allowing Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in the country.

    The Warsaw court’s ruling, which was made known on Tuesday, said the government had acted unconstitutionally when it exempted Jews and Muslims from stunning...

  • Slovenia, Estonia announce new shechitah restrictions

    October 9, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Slovenia’s National Assembly is set to vote on a proposed ban on all ritual slaughter, which the European Union member country’s government recently submitted for approval.

    Estonia, meanwhile, has reportedly imposed new restrictions on its already stringent slaughter policy.

    ...
  • European rabbis: Shechitah could come under legislative attack in EU

    August 7, 2012 | 10:37 am

    A prominent European rabbinical group has warned that kosher slaughter could come under further attack this year in European Union countries.

    “Many European Jewish communities are not aware that shechitah could be put in danger,” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the...

  • Dutch lawmaker resigns over party’s stand on banning ritual slaughter

    July 9, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Dutch lawmaker Wim Kortenoeven resigned from his party in protest of its support for banning ritual slaughter, among other issues.

    Kortenoeven announced his resignation from the Party for Freedom at a news conference last week in The Hague. Founded in 2005 by Geert Wilders, the...

  • Dutch Senate ratifies deal allowing shechitah

    June 13, 2012 | 9:40 am

    The Dutch senate voted to approve a deal to allow ritual slaughter in the Netherlands.

    Tuesday’s vote came after leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities in the Netherland signed off on a compromise with the government.

    The agreement signed on June 5 allows ritual slaughter if...

  • Jewish group rips Canadian party’s questioning of ritual slaughter

    March 19, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs accused a Quebec legislator of raising “a false issue” when he questioned ritual slaughter practices in the province.

    Parti Quebecois lawmaker Andre Simard on March 14 expressed his party’s concern that halal meat, which is derived from...

  • French prime minister calls for end to ritual slaughter

    March 6, 2012 | 10:36 am

    French Prime Minister Francois Fillon advised Muslims and Jews to forego ritual slaughter practices he deems un-modern, sparking controversy.

    “I think religions should think about maintaining traditions that no longer have much in common with the state of science and technology,...

  • Dutch withdraw bill banning ritual slaughter

    December 14, 2011 | 11:05 am

    A bill to ban ritual slaughter was withdrawn by the Dutch Senate days before a scheduled vote.

    Animal Rights Party leader Marianne Thieme withdrew the bill late Tuesday after a majority of senators expressed their objection to the ban on kosher slaughter, or shechitah. The measure...

  • Washington state court upholds kosher slaughter law

    August 2, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    A Washington state appellate court ruled against an animal protection group’s bid to strike down as unconstitutional a law protecting religious slaughter.

    The three-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals on July 25 was unanimous in rejecting the suit brought by Pasado’s Safe...

  • Watching ritual slaughter generates strong emotions

    By Natasha Rosenstock

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I was torn between my professional responsibility to attend the most experiential learning moment of the this year's Hazon conference and my personal squeamishness.

    Certainly, it was noble that Hazon, a nonprofit dedicated to Jewish environmentalism and food sustainability, wanted to...

  • Your Letters

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Familial Dysautonomia

    Ellen Jaffe-Gill's article ("No News Is Bad News," Jan. 25) well-defined the symptoms of familial dysautonomia (FD), and it certainly let readers know about efforts made to make genetic testing available in the Los Angeles Jewish community. However, there is...

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