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A slaughterer transports beef carcasses at the Biernacki Meat Plant slaughterhouse in Golina near Ja

Jewish leaders outraged as Belgium’s shechita ban goes into effect

"This is another sad day for Europe's darkening skies," said Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis.

Chicken

Don't count your chickens: Israel to experience poultry shortage

As Muslim workers are to be absent on Eid al-Adha, several slaughterhouses are to be shut down

By LEON SVERDLOV
05/08/2019
A KOSHER slaughterhouse.

Jewish journalist enters politics to end Belgian ritual slaughter ban

Both the Jewish and Muslim faiths require animals be conscious when they are killed for meat. The ban has put several abattoirs out of business.

By JTA
23/01/2019
Circumcision

Two recent cases herpes in babies following Brit Milah

The infections are believed to be the result of circumcisions in which the “metzitzah ba’peh” procedure was used, whereby the mohel, or circumciser, uses his mouth to suction blood off the penis.

Polish Jews

Jewish groups welcome limited legalization of shechita in Poland

Several international Jewish communal bodies applaud the Polish decision.

03/04/2014
Muslims stand next to sheep  for ritual slaughter

Denmark outlaws Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter as of next week

Animal rights come before religion, states agriculture and food minister; Kantor: Move is an attack on Jewish religious practice.

14/02/2014
rip marius

Terra Incognita: Marius: Denmark’s shame

Marius touched many of us. But it was more than the seemingly senseless murder of a healthy giraffe that caused outrage; it was the spectacle with which it was carried out.

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