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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2009
Nowhere in the Torah or Talmud is this ritual mentioned.
While they weren't killing the animals at this particular time (it was to be done later), it's clear the chickens were suffering. I had some interesting discussions with a young lady (who she was a vegetarian, and did not come to do the ritual), a rabbi, and some policemen. The young lady said she'd read Professor Richard Schwartz's book "Judaism and Vegetarianism." I gave her a copy of the amazing documentary "A Sacred Duty, " and asked her to email me with her opinion of the film.
The rabbi said I wouldn't have been talking to him if I knew who he was. I said it didn't matter, that he was a human being. I said that even if he sees me as the enemy, I only see him as a human being.
It's time for us to get out of the Dark Ages. Using chickens in Kapparot is cruel and barbaric, and it has to end.
4/4/2010: Note: Due to the fact that some littleminds have chosen to use this commenting area to vomit their anti-Semitism, commenting for this video will henceforth be screened. I will not be a party to promoting (to paraphrase a George Carlin saying) the "my god has a bigger member than your god" concept, and I will certainly not be a party to the promotion of prejudice.