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Belgian Court Upholds Shechita Laws Despite Challenge by Lawmakers

24 Sivan 5776 – June 29, 2016
Belgian parliamentarians have lost their bid to ban the Jewish ritual slaughter of meat - for now.

Polish Court Rules Ban on Shechitah Unconstitutional

19 Kislev 5775 – December 10, 2014
The ban was ruled unconstitutional by the narrowest of margins in a 5-4 vote.

British Lawmaker Calls for Labeling of Non-stunned Animal’s Meat

12 Heshvan 5775 – November 4, 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed recently that there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the United Kingdom.

The Giraffe Mezuzah

12 Adar II 5774 – March 14, 2014
Bar Ilan researchers recovered the ancient method of converting giraffe hide into Kosher parchment for writing Torah scrolls and Mezuzot.

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Suspends Aide over Kosher Slaughter Controversy

13 Adar I 5774 – February 13, 2014
Amid reports that kosher slaughter is continuing in Poland in the face of a law prohibiting it, the country’s chief rabbi suspended an aide...

Authority, Shmothority, Is Hebrew National Meat Kosher?

21 Tevet 5774 – December 24, 2013
One judge wondered how meat could be considered kosher, if the employees of the kosher slaughtering firm "just passed on the cows."

Belgian ‘Holocaust Ad’ Against Ritual Slaughter Riles Jews, Muslims

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
A Belgian radio ad that is accused of drawing on Holocaust themes to promote a ban on ritual slaughter has drawn sharp criticism from...

Will Israeli Embassies in Europe Expand Services to Include Brit Mila and Shechitah?

1 Heshvan 5774 – October 4, 2013
The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.

French Senator Receives Death Threats over Anti-Shechitah Stance

1 Elul 5773 – August 6, 2013
A French senator said she will complain to police over death threats she received after proposing special labels for halal and kosher meat. Sylvie Goy-Chavent...

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Threatens to Quit over Kosher Slaughter Ban

8 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
Poland’s chief rabbi said he will resign if a definitive ban on kosher slaughter is imposed in the country. “I cannot imagine serving as chief...

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