Animal rights activists protesting the Jewish custom of swinging around a chicken were assaulted in the Israeli city of Hadera.
The ritual generally involves swinging a chicken three times around one’s head while reciting biblical verses.
Traditional kapparot is a barbaric practice. Here, an Orthodox rabbi shares the history of opposition to the practice and ethical alternatives.
Though fasting on Yom Kippur is difficult, understanding the rules of the holiday doesn’t have to be.
An animal-rights group sued a California Police Department for not enforcing animal cruelty laws by halting a pre-Yom Kippur ritual.
— A municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al…
The chicken-slaughtering ritual was condemned by animal-rights groups and residents who live near synagogues, but is protected by the First Amendment.
— An animal rights group will appeal the decision of a federal judge in California which dismissed a lawsuit against a synagogue for holdin…
Activists were opposed to the killing and discarding of chickens “solely for the purpose of a religious ritual.”
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, makeshift chicken coops appear on the streets and sidewalks of Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhoods like Borough Park and Williamsburg, dedicated to the ritual sacrifice of chickens for atonement in a centuries old practice known as kapparot, or kaporos. After campaigning against the practice for years, the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos has redoubled its efforts against the ritual in a quarter page open letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, printed as an ad in the New York Times on Tuesday.