Jewish Synagogue

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 […]

Orthodox Jewish Synagogue Asks Judge to Life Temporary Restraining Order Before Start of Yom Kippur

After animal rights activists file lawsuit against synagogue, Jewish leaders ask court to restore their right to practice a historic religious ritual before sundown today
October 11, 2016 • Press Releases

Irvine, Calif. – On Tuesday morning, just hours before sundown signals the start of Yom Kippur, a small Jewish synagogue in Irvine and its rabbi filed a brief with a California federal district court. They asked Judge André Birotte, Jr. to lift a temporary restraining order that is preventing them from […]

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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