Kaparot on the Sport Court Oct. 7

Jordan Banafsheha, Edited by Yonah Nimmer, Web Video Editor

Yonah Nimmer, Jordan Banafsheha, Adam Ashkenazi, BP Staff

A chicken for your sins?

The pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kaparot  involves waving a chicken above one’s head three times while reciting Hebrew words saying you are transferring your sins to it.  It is not usually practiced in Modern Orthodox communities, but Shalhevet students and staff had a chance to try it on the Sport Court last month.

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