Photos: Orthodox Jews practice Kaparot

24 Sep 2012

 Ultra-Orthodox jews across Jerusalem practice Kaparot.  The Jewish ritual is supposed to transfer the sins of the past year to a chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, the most important day in the Jewish calendar.  Yom Kippur will start this year on September 25 at sunset.

 

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