COLUMBIA — Purim is on the horizon for Jews, who will celebrate this joyful holiday in late March. Another important Jewish holiday, as somber as Purim is fun, is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, coming in October. This is the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar, but its eve is a quasi-festival involving charity, apologies, and ... chickens?
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