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Before you take sides and decide whether the ban on Jewish -- and Muslim -- ritual slaughter is anti-Semitic or a victory for animal rights activists, as its proponents claim, checking in with locals is a must. After all, context is everything, particularly when it comes to Jews and Poland.
These are not the actions and reactions of an institution to which we should look for moral guidance. Sexual abuse by priests is not an anomaly; abuse and pedophilia are institutionalized realities.