Orthodox Jews Debate Chicken-Swinging Ritual

In the Yom Kippur tradition of kaparot, some Orthodox Jews swing a live chicken above their heads, then slaughter it, often donating the meat to charity. But some now say the practice is inhumane. Rabbi Meir Hirsch says the chickens "spend all day in the sun without food or drink" before their deaths. He adds, "You cannot … » 10/06/11 5:05pm 10/06/11 5:05pm

Waterboarding Apologist Says Sarah Silverman Is "Not A Jew"

It's Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holiday where we're supposed to be atoning for our sins, and uber-conservative Jewish columnist Mona Charen is taking this opportunity to be completely hateful. » 10/09/08 2:00pm 10/09/08 2:00pm Charen is responding to an article in the about Sarah Silverman's viral video which tries to get young Jews to convince…