European Rabbis Practice Self-Defence and Assisting Victims of Terror5 Adar 5775 24/02/2015
Dozens of Rabbanim from all over Europe who were participating in the RCE’s Rabbinical Conference in Prague, Czechoslovakia, received training in responding to someone threatening them with a knife or firearms. The Rabbanim were also taught about the “Matzilah Chaim” (“Lifesaving”) cell phone application, which was made available to the public in the wake of the recent wave of terrorist attacks and anti-Semitic acts.
RCE Initiative: International Hotline for Handling Emergency Situations28 Tevet 5775 19/01/2015
The Rabbinical Centre of Europe, assisted by Israelife, United Hatzalah and Zaka, has formulated a plan for responding to acts of terror and anti-Semitism worldwide, which will strengthen the personal security of every Jew, through an international hotline.
Belgium’s Minister for Animal Welfare Confirmed Today that He Will Not Ban Shechitah3 Tevet 5775 25/12/2014
After he had said that he would work to ban kosher shechitah in Belgium as early as 2015, Flemish Minister for Animal Welfare Ben Weyts responded to the petition of Harav Menachem Margolin, General Director of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe and of the European Jewish Association (EJA), and decided not to change the existing law that permits kosher shechitah in Belgium.
The Constitutional Tribunal of Poland Overturned the Parliament’s Ban on Kosher Shechitah in the Country18 Kislev 5775 10/12/2014
General Director of the European Jewish Association (EJA), Harav Menachem Margolin: “We have succeeded in preventing the establishment of a dangerous precedent that would have affected all the Jews of Europe.”
Moslem Youths Attempt to Run Over Holland’s Chief Rabbi19 Heshvan 5775 12/11/2014
Two young Moslems charged RCE member Harav Binyomin Jacobs with their car while he was at a gas station.
Halachah Hotline Established for European Community Rabbis8 Tishtei 5775 02/10/2014
Chief Rabbi of the Netherlands’ Home Pelted with Stones for the Second Time in a Week22 Tamuz 5774 20/07/2014
The director of the European Jewish Association (EJA), Rabbi Menachem Margolin, stepped up the safety protocol for rabbis and directors of Jewish institutions throughout the continent. This evening there is to be an assembly in Holland, attended by representatives of Jewish and Christian organizations, to show support for Chief Rabbi Jacobs.