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Judge Rules to Protect Millenia-Old Orthodox Jewish Ceremony

May 15, 2017 • Press Releases

Los Angeles – On May 12, 2017, U.S. District Court judge André Birotte, Jr. granted a legal victory to the Chabad of Irvine, a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Irvine. The judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the synagogue by animal rights activists, who sought to end a 1200-year-old Orthodox […]

Yom Kippur Victory: Judge Lifts Restraining Order off of Orthodox Jewish Synagogue

At an emergency hearing held only hours before Yom Kippur starts, Judge André Birotte, Jr. restores right of Jewish synagogue members to practice a historic religious ritual
October 12, 2016 • Press Releases

Irvine, Calif. – Late Tuesday afternoon, U.S. District Court judge André Birotte, Jr. lifted a temporary restraining order that had been issued against the Chabad of Irvine, a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue. The order had prevented the synagogue’s members from fully practicing a traditional Yom Kippur ritual called a kaporos […]

Rabbi performs ceremony

Animal-Rights Groups Are Targeting a Jewish Ritual on Yom Kippur

The Atlantic
October 11, 2016 • In the News

A lawsuit in California and violent protests in Brooklyn have focused on the practice of ritual chicken slaughter. Read full article »

Chicken coup

Federal judge lifts temporary ban on ritual slaughter of chickens, minutes before start of Yom Kippur

LA Times
October 11, 2016 • In the News

With just minutes remaining before the beginning of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur at sunset, a federal judge on Tuesday lifted a temporary restraining order that had banned the slaughter of chickens as part of an ancient atonement rite but allowed the lawsuit that triggered the order to go forward. Read full article »

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