Brooklyn - Members Of Activist Group Shot Down By Court Take To Streets In Attempt To Halt Kaporos
Brooklyn, NY - On Thursday, members of the animal activist group—-whose challenge against the Jewish ritual of Kaporos was shot down on Monday by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge—-took to the streets of Brooklyn in an attempt to alter the tradition.
NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://nydn.us/1LCPFih) reports that still seething from Monday’s rejection from Supreme Court Justice Debra James, activists Rina Deych and Vanessa Dawson appeared onsite at a Borough Park Kaporos location with the intention of trying to persuade approaching Jews to simply donate money instead of participating in the ritual.
Armed with smartphone cameras and plenty of zeal, Deych and Dawson attempted to interrupt Kaporos proceedings until they apparently got too close and the encounter became confrontational—-resulting in a young Hasidic Kaporos worker issuing an obscene gesture to Deych’s camera.
Deych called the gesture “a disturbing example of what is being taught to these innocent children.”
Deych said, “(Another) man tried to put a poor, tortured chicken on my head and two others cursed at me.”
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