Polish Jews to Turn to Constitutional Court over Slaughter Ban

Poland’s Jewish community is preparing to go to their country’s Constitutional High Court to lift a ban on kosher slaughter that has been in effect since January, Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Michael Boni, the Polish Administration and Digitization Minister requested leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities file the motion. This advice comes after a government body studying the issue, appointed by Prime Minister Donald Tusk to find a solution to the ritual slaughter crisis, declined to give an opinion regarding the legality of the ban.

“The only way to resolve this conflict between the rights of religious communities in Poland and this law is to ask the Constitutional Court for a ruling. Until the Constitutional Court makes a ruling, everyone should refrain from ritual slaughter, but at the same time, keep in mind the basic constitutional rights that the Polish Constitution guarantees religious minorities,” said Boni at a joint press conference held after a meeting with Schudrich and Muslim leader Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz, on Monday.

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