Biases of the Court of Justice of the EU against Jewish practice

January 7, 2021

A somewhat shorter version of this article appeared in the Jewish Press on the 31st of December 2020

By Arie Folger

EnglishOn the 17th of December, the grand chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled1 in favor of the regional governments of the Flemish and Walloon regions of Belgium, finding their prohibition of shechitah without stunning is legal. This is a tragedy for Jewish communities throughout Europe. It was Belgium’s Jewish community last hope for a quick resolution of the Shechitah crisis, which had come into force on January 1st 2019.

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