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News and updates about Shechitah

Haredi journalist runs for Belgian parliament

Belgian-Jewish journalist expected to win seat in Belgian parliament with center-right party in bid to combat ban on kosher slaughter.

Haredi journalist runs for Belgian parliament

OU to stop kosher certifying controversial slaughter method

Largest US kashrut certifier no longer accepts meat slaughtered using 'shackle and hoist' method.

OU to stop kosher certifying controversial slaughter method

Will Britain force separate labeling for kosher meat?

Britain’s Labour Party backs separate labeling for kosher, halal meat.

Will Britain force separate labeling for kosher meat?

Netherlands may exempt kosher slaughterhouse from export ban

After ban on exports nearly closes country's only kosher slaughterhouse, government agrees to consider special exemption.

Netherlands may exempt kosher slaughterhouse from export ban

Dutch plan to limit Kosher slaughter shelved

Dutch Jewish community, local government reach agreement to protect kosher slaughter.

Dutch plan to limit Kosher slaughter shelved

Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Conference of European Rabbis: 'This is a worrying omen for the future of religious rites across Europe.'

Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Le Pen says she'd ban shechitah

Far right candidate says she'd ban ritual slaughter if elected President of France.

Le Pen says she'd ban shechitah

Sweden urged to end bans on milah, shechita

President of Conference of European Rabbis says Swedish gov't can't claim to fight anti-Semitism while actively discriminating against Jews.

Leading rabbi challenges Sweden: End bans on milah, shechita

US protects shechita and brit religious freedoms

House of Representatives passes bill protecting the Jewish right to perform circumcisions and ritual slaughter.

US House protects shechita and brit as religious freedoms

Amnon Yitzchak: 'Unkosher Knives' Behind Stabbings

Colorful but controversial religious figure Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak has some thoughts on the recent spate of stabbings in Israel.

Controversial Rabbi: 'Unkosher Knives' Behind 'Stabbing Plague'

High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual Slaughter

The Karaite sect of Judaism was given renewed vigor Sunday as the High Court ordered the Chief Rabbinate to authorize slaughter by Karaites.

High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual Slaughter

Poland: Catholic Church Defends Ritual Slaughter

Poland's senior Catholic clergy say Jewish ritual slaughter must be reinstated in the country to protect religious freedom.

Poland: Catholic Church Defends Ritual Slaughter

Polish Vote 'Clear Violation of Religious Freedom'

Vote on ritual slaughter in Poland "was a clear violation of religious freedom, supported by ignorance of some and bigotry of others"

Polish Shechita Vote 'A Clear Violation of Religious Freedom"

Shechita Ban 'Empowers Anti-Semitism in Europe'

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch conservative Freedom Party, to drop the party's call to ban Shechita.

Dutch Freedom Party Urged to Drop Shechita Ban from Platform

Jewish Organizations Slam French Prime Minister

French PM Francois Fillon stumbled by casting aspersions on ritual slaughter.

Jewish Kosher Slaughter Enters French Presidential Campaign

Dutch Commission to Study Ritual Slaughter

After kosher slaughter ban withdrawn, Dutch government to appoint a commission to study new rules for ritual slaughter.

Dutch Commission to Study New Rules for Ritual Slaughter

Holland Rejects Proposed Ban on Kosher Slaughter

The Dutch Parliament's upper house has rejected a proposal to ban kosher slaughter, saying it violates freedom of religion.

Holland Rejects Proposed Ban on Kosher Slaughter

Rabbis Urge Dutch to Reject Kosher Slaughter Ban

European rabbis rally, urge Dutch senators to reject a ban on kosher slaughter already passed by the lower house of parliament.

European Rabbis Urge Dutch to Reject Kosher Slaughter Ban

Dutch Jews Concerned

Dutch Chief Rabbi Benjamin Jacobs: The ban on kosher slaughter is a fight against religion. Will they ban circumcision next?

Dutch Jews Worry About Religious Freedom After Slaughter Ban

Dutch Jews Wonder: What's Next?

Dutch Jews are beginning to wonder what's coming next, following the approval by parliament of a ban on ritual slaughter for kosher and halal meat.

Dutch Jews 'Fearful' After Shechita Ban

EU Postpones Shechita Debate

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yonah Metzger says Jewish pressure convinced EU to put off decision.

EU Postpones Shechita Debate by Two Yearsplayer

Dutch MPs to Axe Shechita?

Parliament to vote this month on proposal by the Party for the Animals to ban Jewish slaughter in Holland. Jews and Muslims unite to fight it.

Dutch Parliament Raises Knife Against Ritual Slaughter

EU’s Passover Snipe

A European Union committee chose Passover to approve a proposal designed to steer consumers away from buying kosher meat.

EU Panel Chooses Passover to Approve Anti-Semitic Food Labeling

Holland to Ban Jewish Slaughter

Holland appears set to pass a ban this week on shechita, the practice of kosher ritual slaughter.

Holland Likely to Pass Ban on Kosher Ritual Slaughter

NZ Jewry Wins Kosher Battle

NZ's Jewish community has won an interim battle in the international war for shechita, as court suspends ban on kosher slaughter.

New Zealand Jewry Wins a Battle for Ritual Slaughter

Shechita Law Stuns NZ Jews

Six Jewish leaders of New Zealand’s Jewish community told Prime Minister John Key that if ban on ritual slaughter is not repealed, they will sue.

New Zealand Jewry Threatens PM with Law Suit on Shechita Ban

Another EU Step Against Shechita

Europe takes another step towards discriminating against kosher food: Negative labels might soon be placed on meat produced by shechitah.

EU Discriminates Against Shechitah