Chickens on a plane: Yom Kippur ritual performed by air for Jews in locked-down Melbourne – Jewish Lifestyle

A Melbourne, Australia, pilot took to the skies with three chickens Sunday to carry out a pre-Yom Kippur ritual that was otherwise off limits for that city’s locked-down Jews.

Kapparot, practiced by some Orthodox Jews, involves swinging a live chicken over one’s head three times and reciting a prayer to transfer sins to the bird. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor.

This year, with large gatherings

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Law firm says locked-down Manchester students ‘may be entitled to claim damages for false imprisonment’

A law firm says some students currently locked-down at Manchester Metropolitan University halls of residence ‘may be entitled to claim damages for false imprisonment’.

And they claim to have evidence, including recordings, of accommodation staff and security ‘enforcing’ the lockdown.

Solicitors said they were now acting for nine students currently in quarantine at the Birley campus and Cambridge Halls.

The law firm, Levins Solicitors, has written to Manchester city council’s

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