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Jerusalem - Knesset C'tee Nixes Agriculture Ministry Regulations For Yom Kippur Kaparot Ritual

Aug 12, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Jerusalem - The Knesset Economic Affairs Committee has rejected new directives issued by the Agriculture Ministry for regulating the custom of kapparot – a practice conducted before Yom Kippur in which a live chicken is ritually lifted over a person’s head before being slaughtered. During the hearing on Wednesday MK Uri Mak - lev (United Torah Judaism) threatened that if the regulations...

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