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Kaparot: (lit. "atonements"); atonement ceremony performed before Yom Kippur, traditionally while holding a fowl, fish or money which is then given to charity
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In the early morning hours of the day preceding Yom Kippur, the Kaparot ("Atonement") ceremony is performed. We take a live chicken (a rooster for a male and a hen for a female) and, circling it three times above our heads, we declare: "This is my replace...
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