web analytics
December 29, 2014 / 7 Tevet, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Home » News & Views
HERE WE GO AGAIN

Polish Court Rules Against Ritual Slaughter

The court killed a Polish government allowance for Jewish and Muslim slaghtering.
By:
Illustration image.

Illustration image.
Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon / Flash90

A constitutional court in Poland reportedly has ruled against allowing Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in that 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 animals before slaughtering them as their faiths require, according to Piotr Kadlcik, president of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland.

Kadlcik told JTA that in addition to the special exception announced by the Polish Ministry of Agriculture, Jewish ritual slaughter—shechitah—is permissible under the 1997 Law on Regulating the Relations between the State and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland.

“It appears there is a legal contradiction here and it is too early to tell what this means,” he said. “We are seeking legal advice on this right now.”

Poland has approximately 6,000 Jews, according to the European Jewish Congress.

According to Kadlcik, Poland has no kosher slaughterhouses but locally slaughtered kosher meat is nonetheless served at kosher canteens across the country.

“I’m not sure we will be able to keep serving meat there,” he said.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

11 Responses to “Polish Court Rules Against Ritual Slaughter”

  1. Is anyone really surprised?

  2. Is anyone really surprised?

  3. This may be among the greatest obscenities of history. Now they want to stop slaughter. Not in 1939 1940 1041 1942 1943 1944 or even after the war in 1945 but now.

  4. Yehuda Alan says:

    This very disturbing. Why don't all the Jews leave then. What is there to accomplish there. They killed nearly every Jew during WWII. Why stay there? It is a dead country.

  5. Yehuda Alan says:

    You would think they would be xtra nice to the Jews, but even so, could it possibly make up for all the destruction that occured there. The Poles are being insensitive to not allow shechita. I hope the Jews win this one. Hashem should put some light into the people who make decisions over there to make them realize that kosher slaughter is actually more humane than stunning first which causes the animal unnessicary xtra pain.

  6. Dzeny Luk says:

    Why are you lying? You are stupid or just sleep on history lessons?
    Germans kills Jews in camp. My grandfather was hiding Jews family during WWII but after reading your commentary I must ask him why.

  7. Anya Khan says:

    Another neo-Nazi wins again.

  8. Rubin Katz says:

    In view of the ruling by a Polish court to ban Shechita, I recall as a boy in Poland, it was the custom in the countryside to slaughter a pig for festive occasions and invite neighbours to partake. This was not done by a qualified shochet (slaughterer) but by the peasants themselves. I wonder if the Poles have banned this custom as well?

  9. Alfonso Soued says:

    We should boicott polish sausages, polish cakes, polished shoes….. What else we should expect from the slaughter land were the biggest massacre of jews took place?

  10. Poland welcomed people of Jewish Faith for a thousand years and took in those tossed from other countries. Germany and its Nazi Regime is responsible for the execution of 6 million Polish Citizens, half of which were Ethnic Poles and half Jewish Poles.

  11. Poland welcomed people of Jewish Faith for a thousand years and took in those tossed from other countries. Germany and its Nazi Regime is responsible for the execution of 6 million Polish Citizens, half of which were Ethnic Poles and half Jewish Poles.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Kerry, the one who is short in size and common sense, with Kerry, the one who is tall in size but short on common sense.
Abbas Bucks Kerry and Runs to the UN to Throw Obama under the Bus
Latest News Stories
Why did Jews even think about going back to Egypt?

Hundreds of pilgrims from Israel and other countries flock to the Egyptian Delta village of Demito every January.

PA Arabs are escalating from stones to firebombs on Road 443.

Aharon Karov and his wife Tzvia on their wedding day. hours before he returned to the Gaza front and was critically wounded.

Aharon and Tzvia Karov prove that faith and belief in a better future is what keeps Israel alive.

Kit Krieger, right, with Cuba native and former Major League pitcher Connie Marrero.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Abbas ignored Kerry’s hints of sanctions and told him Jordan will present a resolution to the UN to force Israel to “Auschwitz borders.”

No one knows who leaked the video of Rav Ovadia, but it’s a bombshell, and there might be more on the way.

Free speech for haters but not for those who quote the haters, according to Brandeis students.

Once again, Hamas has produced a bunch of dung about Israel’s activities on — and under — the Temple Mount. Do Arabs really believe it?

A Jerusalem family was stunned Saturday night by a firebomb igniting a blaze on their balcony.

Israeli military intelligence makes its predictions for 2015, but this year is not like other years.

He thanked Avigdor Liberman for the years of working together, and added that he will help with the elections.

Her condition remains serious but stable.

80% of Israelis have WhatsApp, and 70% believe they can’t live without the app.

Israel is extending the land barrier on the northern border  to reach undersea, west of Rosh HaNIkra to stop Hezbollah terrorist divers from trying to infiltrate into Israel The censor has barred publishing the length of the barrier, designed to stop Hezbollah divers, submarines and swimmers. Israel also has built an undersea barrier off the […]

More Articles from JTA
Kit Krieger, right, with Cuba native and former Major League pitcher Connie Marrero.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Hebrew University will give its students the day off on Christmas for the first time ever. There will be no classes on Thursday, Dec. 25, a new vacation day on the university calendar. The students also had off on Sunday for Hanukkah. The university also has declared a vacation day for and placed on its […]

Just imagine the uproar if it was exposed that the Mossad told agents how to get past US security?

Oscar-winner “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry. The film, released in 2000, documents the rescue of some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi-dominated Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in the months leading up to World War II. […]

“It was crucial to my survival knowing that I was not forgotten.“

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/polish-court-rules-against-ritual-slaughter/2012/11/27/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: