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Pro-chicken activists face court slog against kapporot ritual ban

the case brought to Manhattan Supreme Court by a group known as the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos called the tradition “barbaric”.

Chicken Religion Yom Kippur KAPPAROT- Photo source -

“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 

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