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September 13, 2013 | 12:56 pm
Every year some stalwart traditional Jews in LA observe the Yom Kippur custom of kapparot, and every year there are completely justifiable protests and public revulsion in response.
This year is no different. As the Jewish Journal documented, Orthodox Jews in the Pico...
September 13, 2013 | 9:33 am
September 10, 2013 | 10:17 am
For years, Rina Deych was treated like she was crazy.
Fighting the Yom Kippur ritual of kapparot, she was told things had always been this way and if she kept up the battle, she would only incite anti-Semitism.
Year after year, people would kindly suggest she find another...
October 7, 2011 | 12:09 am