NY court allows Jewish religious chicken killing ritual
NEW YORK (AP) — An effort to stop the Jewish atonement tradition known as Kaporos, in which chickens are ritually slaughtered on the eve of Yom Kippur, has been defeated in a New York court.
An animal rights group, Alliance to end Chickens as Kaporos, claimed the practice violates New York health and animal cruelty laws and sued the New York Police Department in 2015 hoping to force them to enforce those laws.
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Polish police looking for man who threw stone into synagogue
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are looking for a man who threw a stone into a synagogue in the city of Gdansk as members of the Jewish community were praying at the end of the Yom Kippur holiday.
On Thursday, police released security footage of the incident, which shows a man in a dark shirt and jeans walking up to the New Synagogue and throwing a stone into a window.
Stamford High students experience Jewish traditions
Editor’s note: This article was written by Stamford High School students and published in the school’s newspaper, The Round Table. The Stamford Advocate is republishing the article as part of a collaboration with Stamford Public Schools.
STAMFORD — We recently participated in the Yom Kippur traditions along with the Jewish community at Temple Beth El.
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The Jewish-based advocacy group Tikkun Olam Chavurah and the Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild, or POWER, announced an effort to end the city’s cash-bail system during a Yom Kippur service on Sept. 30.
TOC hosted the service, known as a “martyrology program,” to raise awareness on the issue of the cash-bail system, which it said preys on Black and poor people.
Israel grinds to a halt as Jews fast for Yom Kippur
JERUSALEM (AP) — The holiest day of the Jewish calendar has brought most of Israel to a halt for Judaism's day of atonement.
Yom Kippur began Friday evening capping a 10-day period of soul-searching for observant worshippers that began with the Jewish New Year festival.
It is observed with a 25-hour fast and long prayers asking God for forgiveness.
On Yom Kippur, remembering Mosul’s rich and diverse past
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Stephennie Mulder, University of Texas at Austin
Judge rules religious rites trump animal rights, for now
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just as the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur began Tuesday night, a federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order against a California synagogue performing a ritual where chickens are twirled in the air before they're slaughtered.
The Latest: Judge rules religious rites trump animal rights
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a legal battle between an animal rights group and a California synagogue (all times local):
Just as the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur began, a federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order against a California synagogue performing a ritual where chickens are twirled in the air before they're slaughtered.
Israel demolishes home of Palestinian attack accomplice
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the family home of a Palestinian convicted of being an accomplice to a deadly attack on Israelis last year, while security was stepped up for a Jewish holiday that is set to begin at sundown.
Yom Kippur, considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, begins at sunset today.
Also known as the Day of Atonement, the day is marked with prayers and fasting.
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