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Paris Butcher Offers Lesson in Interfaith Ties

Jean Aboucaya ponders over slabs of meat, laid out temptingly behind a wide counter.  The French Algerian has driven across Paris to shop with the guarantee his purchases meet Jewish dietary laws. “I’ve been coming here for years,” he says of the Boucherie de l’Argonne, located in the city’s northeastern 19th arrondissement.  “This is the best butcher in town.” It’s Friday morning.  In about an hour, the store will be shuttered.  Muslim employees will head to...

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