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Laws for Yom Kippur 5783

Summary of the laws that pertain to the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year

Laws for Yom Kippur 5783

Chickens on a plane: Yom Kippur ritual performed by air for Jews in locked-down Melbourne

Kapparot ritual of swinging chickens performed by airplane for Jews locked down in Melbourne, Australia.

Chickens on a plane: Kapparot performed by air during lockdown

Pandemic reinvigorates push to bar pre-Yom Kippur ritual in NYC

Activists pushing to ban kapparot ritual using coronavirus pandemic to renew legal effort to end the pre-Yom Kippur custom.

Pandemic reinvigorates push to ban pre-Yom Kippur ritual in NYC

Photos: Kapparot in Crown Heights

Photographer Haim Twito captures the annual kapparot ritual in Crown Heights, New York.

Photos: Kapparot in Crown Heights

Bedouin suspected of stealing 1,800 chickens

Bedouin truck driver fails to deliver chickens, is arrested.

Bedouin suspected of stealing 1,800 chickens

LA Jewish center sued to prevent kapparot ritual

Animal rights group launches lawsuit against Hills Hebrew Discovery Center to prevent pre-Yom Kippur ritual involving chickens.

LA Jewish center sued to prevent kapparot ritual

NY court okays Kapparot ritual

NY State Court of Appeals rules ancient Jewish ritual does not amount to animal cruelty.

NY court okays Kapparot ritual

Supreme Court rejects petition against pre-Yom Kippur ritual

Supreme Court rejects petition against using chickens in kapparot.

Supreme Court rejects petition against pre-Yom Kippur ritual

Agriculture Ministry discouraging chicken use for Kapparot

Ministry launches campaign urging Israelis to use money instead of livestock in popular religious ritual.

Agriculture Ministry discouraging chicken use for Kapparot

'Money preferable to chickens for Kapparot'

Leading rabbi Meir Mazuz says it is preferable to observe the pre-Yom Kippur custom with money rather than chickens.

'Money preferable to chickens for Kapparot'

Kapparot scandal: Chickens sold to Arab factory

Community leaders promise to file complaint with local police.

Kapparot scandal: Chickens sold to Arab factory

California animal rights group sues to stop kapparot ceremony

Group seeks to force California police to prevent pre-Yom Kippur custom.

California animal rights group sues to stop kapparot ceremony

Kapparot can continue in NY, appeals court rules

NY appellate court upholds ruling allowing pre-Yom Kippur custom of 'kapparot' in the city after suit filed to stop it.

Kapparot can continue in NY, appeals court rules

LA judge throws out lawsuit against kapparot Yom Kippur ritual

LA federal judge dismisses lawsuit against syangogue for holding kapparot ceremony with live chicken before Yom Kippur.

LA judge throws out lawsuit against kapparot Yom Kippur ritual

At 11th hour, judge allows California kapparot

Los Angeles court lifted a temporary injunction against performing kapparot shortly before Yom Kippur.

At 11th hour, judge allows Southern California kapparot ritual

More towns ban kaparot in public places

The cities of Petah Tikva and Rishon Letzion have banned the performance of kaparot on chickens in public places.

Petah Tikva, Rishon Letzion ban kaparot in public places

Judge bars kapparot ritual in Irvine, CA

Pre-Yom Kippur ritual temporarily banned by federal judge in southern California city.

Judge issues restraining order on kapparot ritual in Irvine, CA

Southern California Chabad sued over kapparot

Federal lawsuit filed in Southern California calls for the halting of the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kapparot.

Southern California Chabad sued over kapparot

'Animal Rights' Protesters Hurl Anti-Semitic Abuse

Protest against pre-Yom Kippur kaparot ritual turns ugly as protesters goad Jews with anti-Semitic slogans.

Watch: Animal Rights Activists Hurl Anti-Semitic Abuseplayer

Haredi Papers Refuse Ads Against Kapparot

Agriculture Ministry campaign against 'inhumane' chicken-twirling custom reaches haredim through posters instead.

Haredi Papers Refuse Ads Against Kapparot