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        11/27/2012, Kislev 13, 5773

      Poland Court Rules Shechita is Illegal


      Poland's top court Tuesday ruled that shecita, the ritual slaughter of animals, a key tenet of the Jewish and Muslim faiths, was illegal, but the government insisted that new EU rules would still allow the practice.

      The Constitutional Court's ruling appeared largely symbolic, as it enters into force on January 1, the same day it is over-riden by a European Union directive setting common rules for the production of kosher and halal meat across the 27-nation bloc.

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