Activists' feathers were ruffled when scores of chickens meant for the ritual recently died of starvation in Brooklyn.
Activists were in Borough Park trying to persuade people that they could follow Jewish law by donating money instead of killing chickens.
While generally not considered newsworthy, chickens have recently been in the spotlight. First, chickens made the news around the world as orthodox Jewish communities practiced the ritual of Kapparot -- a Yom Kippur tradition of swi...
Despite the efforts of animal-rights groups, Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are free to swing chickens above their heads and slit their throats in the streets.
A lawsuit in California and violent protests in Brooklyn have focused on the practice of ritual chicken slaughter. Is this anti-Semitism?