The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has welcomed the decision by Poland’s parliament to permit the continuation of shechita, Jewish kosher slaughter
for meat, to meet the needs of the community.
"We are satisfied that
the representatives of the Polish people have decided that the Jewish
communities' religious freedom will not be harmed," said Dr. Moshe
Kantor, president of the EJC. "We welcome the decision and hope that it
will put an end to the attempts to curtail Jewish practices that meet
the highest and most humane standards."