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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2008
In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, many will perform the ancient Jewish ceremony of kapparot. Kapparot is a custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred onto a chicken. In the ceremony the chicken is held above the person's head and swung in a circle three times, while the person says a prayer in Hebrew. The hope is that the chicken, which is then killed and donated to the poor for food, will take on any misfortune that might otherwise have occurred to the person taking part in the ritual. 10/08/08