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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Participants in a Skype class on shechita — slaughter of animals according to the laws of kashrut — watch and listen via Skype (running on the laptop in foreground at right) to Rabbi Chaim Loike, a rabbinic coordinator with the Orthodox Union in New York. The class meets once a week at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion. Those learning shechita plan to be able to donate their services to provide kosher meat to financially distressed, observant families in the area. From left are Jerry Esrig, Mickey Ariel, Ethan Schuman, Dan Vianello (in background), Rabbi Howard Graber and Buddy Adler.

‘Cutting edge’ shechita classes support charitable initiative

BY ELAINE K. ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 16, 2012

“Cutting-edge plus cutting edge.” That’s how Dr. Ethan Schuman describes a new initiative for nine local men to learn — via Skype, an online videoconference program — how to slaughter livestock according to kashrut, Jewish dietary law. The...

Dr. Moshe Kantor is president of the European Jewish
Congress.

Dutch must find compromise on ritual slaughter ban

By Moshe Kantor July 13, 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland - The Jewish community in Holland has its roots in those who fled persecution and discrimination to a land that has become acclaimed for its freedom of religion and expression.This freedom may be eroding, however, as a central component...

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