Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken as part of the Kaparot ritual, in Bnei Brak, Israel, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Observant Jews believe the ritual transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Sunday. The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, arrived on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown.

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