This Day in Jewish History, 1893 The Swiss Ban Kosher Ritual Slaughter

Shechitah was briefly permitted after WWI, and Geneva generally smiles upon restoring the practice - but the people won't have it.

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On August 20, 1893, the people of Switzerland voted to outlaw kosher ritual slaughter. The amendment of the federal constitition went into effect the following January 1, and remains the law of the land to...