Health Officials to Monitor New Drive-By Kapparot Ritual

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The Jewish New Year has started, and Rockland health officials are planning to monitor religious ceremonies involving live chickens — including a new twist on the ancient rite by a man who wants to drive a truck filled with fowl to locations where people can pray, then take the livestock away.

Rockland Commissioner of Health Dr. Joan Facelle said that no one from the department has heard from a Monsey man who has held large kapparot ceremonies involving thousands of live chickens.

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