When Heinz baked beans got an “OU.”
Insects may be welcome on European plates, but not kosher meat.
European hypocrisy on animal rights and ritual slaughter comes straight from an ancient Christian heresy.
Europeans discomfited with the idea of animal cruelty could abstain from meat. But accusing halal and kosher butchers instead absolves the conscience and keeps the foie gras flowing.
Countries across Europe are cracking down on ritual slaughter, making the position of observant Jews and Muslims there more tenuous. Is concern for animals really the motivating factor?
It started with tourism.
“If we had no sense of disgust, . . . we would also have no sense of the sacred.”
A Long Island restaurant’s lawsuit and the “religious-question doctrine.”
Can calling something “pork” render it non-kosher?
The unique history of Jews and pigs.
Promising new technologies raise religious questions.
Nowhere does halakhah call for a state monopoly.
Transparency and competition will help reduce corruption and other ills.
Correcting some fishy conclusions.