Tag Archive for Jewish food

100 Scottish inmates ‘convert’ to Judaism because the food is better


Unable to question their veracity, Glenochil Prison official says over a 100 inmates have declared to have converted to Judaism so they can receive kosher meals, thinking it is “nicer.”

By Erez Linn and the News Agencies


A prison in Scotland has seen a record number of inmates declare they have “converted” to Judaism, just so they could request kosher meals, local media reported.

Scottish inmates declared to have converted to Judaism to receive “nicer” kosher meals [Illustrative] – Photo: Reuters

According to the officials in Glenochil Prison in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, more than 100 inmates have signed up to receive kosher meals, despite the fact that between 2013 and 2014, only nine Jewish individuals were incarcerated in Scottish jails. Continue Reading »

Belgian Animal Welfare Minister Calls For Complete Ban on Ritual Slaughter


Belgian cabinet minister Ben Weyts, once again calls for ban on Shechita in the country.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Belgian cabinet minister and animal welfare minister Ben Weyts on Tuesday called for a complete ban on the ritual slaughter of animals.

Ben Weyts – Photo: Reuters

The decision will have a huge impact on the Muslim and Orthodox Jewish communities, for whom shechita (ritual slaughter) is an integral component of religious life.

Weyts, who is a member of the ruling center-right party New Flemish Alliance, cited resistance by Muslims to a compromise on ritual slaughter of animals: “Organizations within the Muslim community are just not open to any sort of compromise,” he said. Continue Reading »

Israeli bioengineers developing 1st lab-grown chicken

By i24news


Israeli researchers are in the process of developing the first ever lab-grown chicken, just a few short years after the first lab-grown hamburger was debuted.

Chicken – Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP

The research is being funded by the Modern Agricultural Foundation, a non-profit “working to promote research in the field of cultured meat.”

The foundation’s co-founder, Shir Friedman says she hopes that by the end of 2015, there will be a recipe for how to “culture chicken cells.”


“In the not so distant future we will look back at how we used to raise cows and chickens and put so much effort into getting a small piece of meat,” said Friedman. Continue Reading »

Poland’s Constitutional Court overturns ban on kosher slaughter


Constitutional court’s decision in favor of an EJA-led petition against the ban, that would have been implemented in 2015, came just in time.

European Jewish Association director: ‘This is an important day for all European Jews.’


Poland’s constitutional court on Wednesday allowed the resumption of kosher slaughter in the country, ruling in favor of a petition to overturn a ban implemented last year.

Kosher slaughter will remain lawful in Poland. (Photo: EPA)

Kosher slaughter will remain lawful in Poland. – Photo: EPA

“Jewish communities all over Europe can sigh in relief,” said a statement by the European Jewish Association (EJA), which led the drive to reallow kosher slaughter in Poland. Continue Reading »

US researcher: Kosher poultry less healthy


Researchers find, Kosher chicken has nearly double the frequency of antibiotic-resistant E. coli than non-kosher products, suggesting result ‘belies the historical roots of kosher as a means to ensure food safety.’

By Tali Farkash

The research’s abstract, published in the British F1000Research website, notes that while retail poultry products are known sources of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli, kosher chicken had the highest frequency of antibiotic-resistant E. coli, nearly twice that of conventional products.Is kosher also healthy? Kosher chicken contains high concentrations of antibiotic-resistant strains of the E. coli bacteria, according to a new study conducted in the United States and published by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). Continue Reading »

Kosher cheeseburger produced in lab

The world’s first lab-grown burger, at a cost of $325,000, could one day offer new possibilities for the kosher palate.



When the world’s first lab-grown burger was introduced and taste-tested on Monday, the event seemed full of promise for environmentalists, animal lovers and vegetarians.

Another group that had good reason to be excited: kosher consumers.

Cheeseburger and French fries

The world’s first lab-grown burger could be parve and thus paired with dairy products. – Photo: Dreamstime

The burger was created by harvesting stem cells from a portion of cow shoulder muscle that were multiplied in petri dishes to form tiny strips of muscle fiber. Continue Reading »