Small Jewish Communities in Britain to Be Aided in Checking Assimilation

Small Jewish communities throughout Britain will be aided by the Board of Deputies of British Jews in integrating themselves in the country’s Jewish life and in their fight to check assimilation. A decision to this effect was adopted yesterday by the Board of Deputies. The move followed a decision of the Conference of the Provincial Representative Council held in New castle, which requested guidance and counsel in organizing Jewish activities among the smaller communities.

The Board also dealt with another problem affecting Jewish communities, large and small–the problem of shechita in the provinces. A report by the Shechita Committee revealed that inspectors of the Royal Society for the Protection and Care of Animals, found irregularities in the slaughterhouse in Liverpool. The report said that this tends to give the impression “that the actual process of shechita itself is not as speedy and as humane as scientific evidence has established it to be.”

As a result, the Shechita Committee has warned shechita boards throughout the country that these irregularities must not be allowed to occur and steps have already been taken to remove the cause of this particular complaint. The committee is also considering ways and means of carrying out regular inspections of all centers where shechita is performed.

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