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They were joined by Witold Choinski, president of the Polish meat industry association and Yaroslav Klinovsky, a Polish representative to the European Union parliament. The complaint claims that the Polish ban is in opposition to EU instructions on
Rabbi Margolin noted "the Jewish commandment of kosher shechita has been observed throughout the world for over 3,000 years. It is very disappointing to see that precisely in Poland Jews can't live according to their faith in the year 2013. We will
But on one significant issue, an Israeli rabbinic authority is looking far more enlightened and merciful than his peers in the United States. Recently elected Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau surprised more than a few people early this month when he
Poland (JTA) The Polish Constitutional Tribunal has accepted for review an appeal by the Polish Jewish Community on the delegitimization of shechitah. Representatives of Jewish community were informed on Tuesday that the Constitutional Tribunal will
Member of Knesset Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism) stated, "the attempt to say butchery causes animal abuse is fundamentally wrong." He added that all kosher butchers are trained in stringent ways to prevent cruelty to animals. "The ritual slaughter
The practice was outlawed by the Polish parliament last November and various avenues are being sought to overturn the ban in the wake of the parliament's rejection of government legislation to re-institute it. In Poland to mark the 70th anniversary
The opinion cited European Union laws against a country passing a law affecting freedom of religion without EU approval. Rabbi Margolin said the Polish Ministry of Agriculture was studying the opinion under instructions from the Polish Prime Minister'
Browsing the meat section at the supermarket, labels abound for organic meat, kosher meat and meat raised without antibiotics or hormones. They're almost guaranteed to carry a higher price tag, but it's not always obvious what the labels even mean.
The EU directive "applies in Poland and in this case it supersedes national law," Poland's top Muslim leader, Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz, said, quoting an expert legal analysis commissioned by the Muslim community and the meat industry.
Leaders of both religions in Poland argue the ban violates their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms.