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The ban should serve as “a wake-up call” to Jewish communities across Europe to the necessity of building ties with national governments, a senior European rabbi said.
Animal slaughter without stunning is forbidden in Austria, although exemptions on religious grounds can be obtained, which is how kosher slaughter can be practiced in the country.
The law proposes “restrictions on exporting kosher meat from Poland, which would affect a very large part of the Jewish communities in Europe,” the Jewish Association of Europe said in a statement.
“I came to the Holy Land to give thanks at the Western Wall for the great miracle, and to thank all those who prayed for my release,” Rubashkin said.
By JEREMY SHARON
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate currently has a monopoly over the issuing of kashrut certificates, though a recent High Court ruling has opened the door to a shift in the status quo.
The court ordered the Agriculture Ministry to provide answers to claims of the animal rights organizations by the end of October.
By SHARON UDASIN
The legislation would enable the import of live calves by ship only if the voyage lasts six days or less, while air shipments would not be allowed to exceed six hours.
Rabbinical authorities have spoken out against the shackle-and-hoist practice since 2008, encouraging the use of rotating restraint boxes – also known as rotating pens – instead.
The most crucial part of Lau’s proposal is a reform whereby kashrut supervisors would no longer be employed by the restaurant or business under supervision.
Jerusalem chief rabbi's staff found numerous deficiencies in the supervisory regime.
Ritual slaughter currently banned due to concerns for animal rights; PETA tells 'post' shechita one of “least humane methods of slaughter.”
By SAM SOKOL
Rabbi says ban is not about animal welfare, citing the killing of a healthy giraffe and four lions at a Copenhagen zoo.
Rabbinic leader to meet with Muslim group, meat association in attempt to overturn Poland's ban on ritual slaughter.
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