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Chicken Suffering Bigger Than Jewish Kaparot
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Although this is a relatively obscure ritual performed by mostly Hasidic Jews, this practice has garnered national controversy with PETA calling for the banning of the practice and many rabbis even criticizing it, encouraging the use of money as an alternative to chickens.
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Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Co-founder of LA's Pico Shul
Today, because it is impossible to do it in a kosher way, we must perform the ritual with money. Rabbinic sources including the
are clear that when the ritual cannot be performed in a kosher way it is preferable to use money.
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