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EU plan to fight anti-Semitism ‘not serious,’ Jewish community leaders say

Jewish leaders call out lack of mention of shechita, Brit Milah bans in new Eu plan to combat anti-Semitism.

Jewish leaders say EU plan to fight anti-Semitism ‘not serious’

The humaneness of shechitah

Judaism stands for compassion and kindness, to animals in particular, and preventing pain to animals is crucial to how a shochet operates.

The humaneness of shechitah

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Jewish communities cannot rely on import of kosher meat'

Failure to overturn ban ritual slaughter sends message that Jews are not welcome, leading European rabbi says.

'Jewish communities cannot rely on import of kosher meat'

'A sad day for Jews in Europe and for religious freedom'

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect on January 1st, forcing local Jewish community to seek new source of meat.

'A sad day for Jews in Europe and for religious freedom'

'There's no kosher meat, but the fish are great'

New (and first) Chief Rabbi of Iceland, Rabbi Avi Feldman, hopes in conversation with Arutz Sheva that circumcision law will not be passed.

'There's no kosher meat, but the fish are great'

'Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion'

French-speaking Belgian Jews sue to overturn ban on ritual slaughter.

'Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion'

Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure

Slaughterhouse says it will be forced to close because of a government-introduced ban on exporting its produce.

Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure

New limitations on shechita in Belgium's Flemish Region

Regional government announces limitations on ritual slaughter practiced by Jewish and Muslim communities.

New limitations on shechita in Belgium's Flemish Region

Belgian Minister: Time to ban ritual slaughter

Belgian cabinet minister calls for ban on Shechita in the country.

Belgian Minister: Time to ban ritual slaughter

House passes bill protecting circumcision

Bill broadens definition of 'violations of religious freedom' to include bris milah, shechita - and atheism.

House passes bill protecting circumcision, ritual slaughter

British Party Backs Shechita Ban

UKIP announces opposition to kosher and halal slaughter methods in abrupt about-turn from previous position; British Jews concerned.

Ahead of Elections, British Party Backs Shechita Ban

Poland Will Hold Hearing On Ritual Slaughter Ban

The Jewish community hopes the discussion will clarify once and for all whether or not kosher slaughter is legal in Poland.

Poland Will Hold Hearing On Ritual Slaughter Ban

Jewish, Muslim Groups Call for Clearer Meat Labels

Jewish and Muslim leaders write joint letter calling for method of slaughter to be clearly detailed on meat packaging.

UK: Row Over Islamic Slaughter Sparks Calls for Clearer Labeling

Jews and Muslims Have Joint Beef With Polish Ban

Jews and Muslims cooperate in bringing official complaint to EU against Polish ban on ritual slaughter (shechita).

Jews and Muslims Have Joint Beef With Polish Ban

Brussels Could Save Polish Kosher Slaughter

A Polish lawyer says the recent ban of kosher slaughter must be rescinded as it flouts EU regulations.

Brussels Could Save Polish Kosher Slaughter

Polish Minister: Court Needs to Rule on Slaughter

Poland's top court will have to rule whether kosher slaughter can be performed, says Polish Minister Michal Boni.

Polish Minister: Top Court Needs to Rule on Slaughter Ban

Jewish Group Urges Norway to Rescind Shechita Ban

The Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on Norwegian government to go on record that 1929 law banning shechita be immediately rescinded.

Jewish Group Urges Norway to Rescind Longstanding Shechita Ban

European Jews Urge Reversal of Polish Shechita Ban

"Kosher butchering is essential for sustenance of Jewish life" assert European Jewish leaders, urging reversal of Polish shechita ban.

European Jews Urge Reversal of Polish Shechita Ban

Jewish Ritual Slaughter in Question in France

Jewish rabbis called on Sarkozy to uphold Jewish right of ‘shechita’; oppose system of classification that would "lead to stigmatization."

Jewish Ritual Slaughter in Question in France

EJC Considers Slaughter Lawsuit

The European Jewish Congress says it may bring suit to overturn the new law banning ritual slaughter in Holland. Jewish community fears future.

EJC Considers Lawsuit Against Dutch Slaughter Ban

Holland Votes ‘Non-Kosher’

The Dutch lower house Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to ban kosher slaughtering, but the bill still must pass other hurdles before becoming law.

Dutch Legislators Vote to Ban Kosher Slaughter

Estonia Against Anti-Kosher Bill

Estonia’s prime minister vows to fight against a European Parliament bill that would force kosher meat to be labeled “unstunned before slaughter.”

Estonia to Lead Fight Against European Anti-Kosher Bill