Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos

FILE - A chicken sits in coop (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Aims To Stop Jewish Chicken Slaughter Ritual In Brooklyn

The lawsuit filed by the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos claims Brooklyn’s streets are being turned into slaughterhouses.

07/07/2015

Kaporos protest in Brooklyn (credit: YouTube)

Groups Protest Use Of Chickens In Hasidic Jewish Ritual Called Kaporos

The ritual called Kaporos is a ceremony practiced by some Hasidic communities prior to Yom Kippur in which a rabbi swings a live chicken over his head to transfer the sins of that community to the chicken.

10/07/2011