Kosher Meals

The Eighth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of Iowa Department of Corrections and Iowa State Penitentiary officials on an inmate’s claims they violated his First Amendment right to freely exercise his Hebrew Israelite religion by refusing to supply him with kosher meals during Passover and Sukkot while he was being held in an administrative segregation unit.

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Assaults, Arson, Slurs: Report Finds Anti-Semitism in Berlin

Small square brass plates set in the pavement remember Jewish residents of Berlin’s Lichtenberg district who were torn from their homes and killed by the Nazis decades ago. Nearby, the charred remains of a Jewish-run bar destroyed by arson last month attest to a hatred that still burns among far-right extremists.

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European Magistrate Backs Ritual Slaughter for Halal and Kosher Meat

In a legal test case pitting animal rights advocates and far-right politicians against Muslim and Jewish religious leaders seeking to protect halal and kosher meats, a magistrate for Europe’s highest court on Thursday said bans on the ritual of slaughtering of animals without first stunning them are unlawful.

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