Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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

A regional ban on kosher and halal slaughter will go into effect in northern Belgium on Tuesday, affecting the majority of Belgium’s Jewish community.
In 2017, Belgium’s two regions – the Dutch-speaking Flanders region and the French-speaking Wallonia – voted to require that all animals being slaughtered be stunned first, effectively banning traditional Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter.
The bans did not go into effect immediately, however, with the Flanders law taking effect first, on January 1st, 2019.
The slaughter law in Flanders will force the Jewish community in Antwerp, which makes up close to two-thirds of the country’s Jewish population, to find new, imported sources of kosher meat and poultry.
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis, lamented the kosher slaughter ban, calling it a “sad day for religious freedom in Europe”.
"We are in the midst of an attack on the freedom of religion. The European capital has, with its laws and lack of tolerance for minorities, proven that radical Islam has won. We managed to block many [similar pieces] of legislation in other country in Europe and attempts to pass bills in the European parliament and initiatives in the the EU's agencies."


  1. One wonders how long this law will last. Not because of the Jews, but once the Muslims being to protest this oppression, how long before Brussels folds rather than be called intolerant?

  2. Kalonymus AnonymusJanuary 11, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    In rabbi Rakeffet's Wikipedia bio, it says:
    In 1980, he was recruited by Aryeh Kroll to join the Mossad's clandestine Nativ operation to teach Torah in the Soviet Union.[11] Rabbi Rakeffet visited the Soviet Union in 1981, 1985, and 1989 together with his wife Malkah, and recruited 200 others to also visit. His initial visit motivated him to help found the Shvut Ami organization.

    So Mossad, the secret service of the Zionist state was teaching Torah to Soviet Jews! This is what rabbi Akiva did. Zionism is not secular _ it cannot be.


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