- While purists might hold off 'til the eve of Yom Kippur, those of you who've waited all year for your chance to slice open a live chicken and wave it over your head, ridding your body of sin as the slaughtered bird is drained of blood... may now begin. The ritual can actually be performed any time between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as the entire span is considered both high and holy.
Yeah, I'm so goin' to hell.
And in other news... CHICKEN HAT!!