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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The stupidest covidiots yet? Mates travel from regional Victoria to Melbourne to go to a STRIP CLUB


Step one: Came into effect on September 14 

Step two: Came into effect on September 28 

Step three: When there is a daily statewide average of five new cases over the past 14 days. The original aim was for October 26 but that has been brought forward to October 19 after the 14-day average

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Coronavirus Australia live update: alert issued for Melbourne to Sydney flight after passenger tests positive | Australia news

A Victorian supreme court judge has defended the credibility of the professor who signed off on Melbourne’s coronavirus curfew, AAP reports.

Associate professor Michelle Giles came under attack in the court on Friday, accused of being evasive when questioned about her decision to extend the 9pm to 5am curfew until later this month.

The validity of the curfew is being challenged by cafe owner and aspiring Liberal MP Michelle Loielo,

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Nine staff at Melbourne hotels infected

Quarantine hotel in Melbourne

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Quarantine hotel in Melbourne

Staff assigned to two Melbourne quarantine hotels have tested positive to coronavirus, despite an overhaul of the program after outbreaks among security guards sparked Victoria’s second wave.

A spokeswoman from the Department of Justice and Community Safety on Tuesday confirmed nine people working at the Brady Hotel and Grand Chancellor Hotel in the CBD have contracted the virus since July 27.

The hotels have

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Victorian Police Minister tells inquiry she learned ADF plan for Melbourne quarantine hotels from newspaper

Police Minister Lisa Neville has told an inquiry she was “cranky” after discovering in the media that the ADF were to be deployed at Victoria’s quarantine hotels.

Ms Neville told the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry on Wednesday she was surprised when she learnt of the deployment in late June after reading about it on the front page of Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper.

She sent a text to Emergency Management Commissioner

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Daniel Andrews warns Melbourne residents against travelling to regional Victoria

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Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has issued a stern warning to Melburnians not to travel to regional Victoria, saying the “odds are very poor” for city dwellers thinking of escaping the city’s “ring of steel” .


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The state will be effectively divided from Thursday, as regional Victoria gradually reopens from Covid-19 restrictions, while Melbourne remains in a tight lockdown.


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