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Two L.A. kaporot ritual sites shut down

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/two_l.a._kaporot_ritual_sites_shut_down

Just hours before Kol Nidre, more than 100 chickens intended to be used for kaporot ceremonies won a reprieve. Kaporot, which means “Atonement,” is a 1,000-year-old custom observed by some Orthodox Jews between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in which an individual swings a live chicken over his head three times and says a prayer— as a ritual transference of sins to the chicken.

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