Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel begin atonement ahead of Yom Kippur

07.10.2011                      09.Tischrei. 5772                      Erew Jom Kippur

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel begin atonement ahead of Yom Kippur

Ahead of Yom Kippur, ultra-Orthodox Jews slaughter white chickens as part of a ritual to cleanse themselves of sins from the past year.

Kaparot is a custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. The slaughtered chickens are then donated to the poor.
It is believed that Jews transfers their sins from the past year into the chicken….