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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

French prime minister calls for end to ritual slaughter

JTA March 6, 2012

PARIS -- French Prime Minister Francois Fillon advised Muslims and Jews to forego ritual slaughter practices he deems un-modern, sparking controversy. “I think religions should think about maintaining traditions that no longer have much in common with...

French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressing guests at the CRIF
dinner, Feb. 8, 2012.

Ahead of French elections, Sarkozy makes pitch to Jews

By Devorah Lauter, JTA February 12, 2012

PARIS -- Trailing in the polls and with elections just 10 weeks away, French President Nicolas Sarkozy went to one of his most reliable bases of support -- French Jews -- to drum up enthusiasm. On the morning of Feb. 8, Sarkozy met at Elysees Palace with...

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