Religious ritual site in Monsey scrutinized

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Rockland health inspectors say they found no code violations Wednesday at the site of an Orthodox Jewish religious ritual involving live chickens.

The inspection comes after the county Health Department cited Moshe Lefkowitz earlier this week with several violations for allegedly leaving trash, chicken feces and feathers on the ground after the Kapparot religious ritual, in which a live chicken is swung over a person's head before it is slaughtered.

The Kapparot ritual takes place for several days leading up to Yom Kippur. The ceremony will continue Thursday and again on Sunday, and Rockland's Health Department is expected to inspect the site daily.

For Monsey rabbi discussing health violations caused by chicken slaughtering, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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