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In Defense of Kapparot

After years of avoiding the jarring ritual, I’ve realized there’s no substitute to its terrible beauty

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Law and Order

A Yom Kippur ritual ruffles animal-rights activists’ feathers, plus Alan Dershowitz on Natalie Portman, and Muslim comedian Negin Farsad on suing the MTA

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A Brief History of a Fowl Custom

Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice

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A Yom Kippur Ritual I Can’t Give Up

Kapparot with a chicken is jarring and upsetting, but I do it every year

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Sorry God

It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.

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