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Yom kippur

Activists argue that the chickens are treated cruelly before the ritual.
The Jewish High Holidays begin next week, which means the Ultra-Orthodox ritual of kaporos is just around the corner as well.
"I could do it with money, but God says it is better with the chicken."
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"Certain anti-Jewish and anti-tradition forces" are rallying to stop the ritual, Rabbi Shea Hecth wrote.
A group hoped to get a cease-and-desist against the ritual, which they considered a public nuisance and health hazard.
"Dead chickens, half dead chickens, chicken blood, chicken feathers, chicken urine, chicken feces."
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The ritual requires that the chickens be held by their wings and swung three times in small circles over the heads of family members while a prayer is read aloud.
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