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  • Beheading My Pet Lamb and Chicken Kaparot.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    October 1, 2014 | 5:35 pm

    I was eight years old when my father brought home our first pet.  Babai, an endearing name for a lamb in Iran, was cute, white, fluffy- all that a child wanted.

    My father emptied the pool and placed Babai in it to roam.  Each day, before and after school, I would walk down the...

  • Feathers fly as fugitive fowl frustrates Pico-Robertson

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For most of last week, a fugitive chicken mystified and delighted residents of the traditionally Jewish Pico-Robertson neighborhood.
     
    Rumors of its provenance flitted about for days, then came to perch on an especially good story:
     
    The chicken, according to neighborhood resident...
  • Human Atonement or Animal Cruelty?

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Early morning on the day before Yom Kippur, groups of Jews will be gathering to hold squawking chickens by the feet and twirl them over their head while chanting a prayer. After the twirling, the chickens will be ritually slaughtered and given to the poor.

    Kaparos, literally...

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