By Rabbi Shea Hecht
Certain anti-Jewish and anti-tradition forces have come to try and stop the Minhag of Kaporos with live chickens from taking place.
NCFJE, who sponsored the community kaporos for decades, is going out of its way to make special efforts in order to ensure that the opposing forces will not affect the kaporos operation.
For this reason the Sunday family Kaporos was transferred to the parking lot of Bais Rivka on Montgomery Street, Sunday 1 pm – 8 pm.
After much research, discussion and planning the kaporos of Erev Yom Kippur (Monday night) will be held in its traditional place in front of 824 Eastern Parkway the main offices of NCFJE, as well in the Bais Rivka parking lot.
We urge members of the community to do Kaporos with woman and children Sunday at Bais Rivka and only adult men should do kaporos with shchita Monday night.
You will note special demarcations will be in place, protective tarps will be hung to provide privacy for the Minhag.
Leaders of NCFJE want to thank our sponsors Rabbi Dovid Fisher and diamond mogul Mr. Morris Gad.
Beware: the protestors are there to instigate us to act improperly so they can catch it on camera. If any of the opposing forces try to provoke you please refrain from any form of interaction. Rather focus on the Mitzva at hand the chicken, prayers and minhag.