Judge Strikes Down Kapores Challenge

Monday, the first day of Rosh Hashana, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge issued a ruling striking down a challenge to the practice of Kapores on New York City Streets.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Debra James ruled that the practice of Kaporos, during which chickens are slaughtered before the high holy day of Yom Kippur to atone for sins, can proceed, knocking down a challenge by a Brooklyn animal-rights group.

The group argued that the ritual was a public nescience and a public health hazard as well animal cruelty.

The judge sidestepped the religious argument, saying there just wasn’t enough proof that the ritual was a public nuisance.

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9 Comments

  • 1. replying... wrote:

    THE REBBE DID IT – WE’LL ALWAYS DO IT! WHAT A DIDAN NOTZACH TO START THIS NEW YEAR WITH MANY MORE TO COME, WITH HASHEM’S HELP!

  • 2. chaya wrote:

    can we speak to our families, and make sure that the arguments that the “other side” brought forth have no validity..ie..making sure that we treat the chickens correctly, conduct the shechita properly and with seder, and that know that everything you hear take a lesson, and thank G-d that we live in a country that (so far-BH) allows us to practice our yiddishkeit proudly and in public.
    everyone..speak to your children especially about making a kiddush haShem.

  • 4. 723 wrote:

    BH.
    take it as a sign that maybe we all did something right to merit this.
    Ahavas Yisroel is the big challenge to do.

  • 5. DeClasse' Intellectual wrote:

    #1) Get real!!!!!If this occurred in Williamsberg would you have written the same thought??????The judge did not want to be lamblasted for violating article one of the Bill of Rights

  • 7. Thank You Hashem wrote:

    this same nazi animal levers would come later to slaughter Jews
    They did it in Eastern Europ only 70 years ago.

  • 8. to # 6 wrote:

    to clarify:
    They are not “dem chickens” but creations like all creations and you included.

    See a video how the Rebbe held the chicken maybe can teach the some is what Tzaar baalei chayim means whih is a mitzva min Hatorah

  • 9. Andrea Schonberger wrote:

    Number 8 is so right! As an animal lover and owner it’s very important to me that the chickens be treated in a kind and humane manner which includes good shelter, shade, and access to food and water before kapores. Violent swinging and loud voices are not necessary. I own a bird myself and birds are sensitive to loud noises and sudden movements. Look to the Rebbe in these matters.

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