“Dead chickens, half-dead chickens, chicken blood, chicken feathers, chicken urine, chicken faeces, other toxins and garbage consume the public streets, ” the court papers stated.
Even by the standards of the New York legal scene, the attempt to ban the traditional Jewish practice of kapporot is particularly unusual.
The ritual sees a chicken swung around the head three times in penitence in the days before Yom Kippur. The person’s sins are believed to be transferred to the bird, which is then killed… READ MORE
THE JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE, By Marcus Dysch