Shechitah


Jewish Groups Challenge Belgian Shechitah Ban in High Court

Jewish groups in Belgium have brought legal action before the country’s highest court, asking it to overturn legislation that would effectively ban kosher and halal meat production. This past summer,…

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New Proposal Threatens Religious Slaughter in Belgium

Religious communities in Belgium expressed grave concern over proposed legislation that would make stunning a requirement even for kosher and halal meat production. The bill, which would affect the country’s…

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Court Upholds Religious Slaughter in Belgium

Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community cautiously celebrated a high court decision that pronounced a proposed ban on shechitah and halal slaughter to be unconstitutional. Rabbi Pinchos Kornfeld, president of Antwerp’s…

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Court Upholds Ritual Slaughter in Belgium

The leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community cautiously celebrated a High Court decision that dismissed a proposed ban on ritual slaughter as unconstitutional. Pro-shechitah advocates had been on edge since May,…

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