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Jewish Law is very strict about the treatment of animals. Stating that "It is forbidden, according to the law of Torah, to inflict pain upon any living creature." Jews are forbidden to hunt animals, but the decision about whether of not to eat meat is left to the individual conscience. Kosher slaughter has been criticised (by those within the Jewish faith as well as those outside it) because modern practices are not consistent with the original meaning of the law, which was intended to minimise the suffering endured by food animals.
Jewish (and Muslim – see Islam) dietary laws stress that the animal must be in good health at the time of slaughter, which is why no blow or shock to "stun" the animal is first allowed. Reformists, however, feel that the literal interpretation of the law has wrongly been allowed to become more important than its intention. Former Chief Rabbi of Haifa said "Part of the Jewish religion is eating Kosher food which limits the numbers and kinds of animals we can eat, but we explain this as stages educating mankind towards the ideal of becoming vegetarian."
|This is the Jewish star of David on the new Synagogue in Sharston called Menorah. Mrs Daniels has visited many times.||Rabbi Warren Elf attending Interfaith Training supporting Peace Mala ethos.|
|Ghisla Feldman is a German Jew. She is 84 years old and at the begining of the 2nd World War was one of the last Jewish refugees to escape from Germany on the St. Louis boat.||Ken Singer pictured on the left, works for “Windows for Peace” an organisation which encourages youths from Palestine and Israel to come together in peace. He is with Rabbi Brian Fox of the Menorah Synagogue.|