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September 08, 2010


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Menachem Mendel lll

I can't believe Jews would embrace pagan behaviour and call it "their own."

Tashliach....the fish can ignore them.

Kappoyres....is animal cruelty.


i stopped doing it after two years in a row my chicken exploded from absorbing all my avares

Nigritude Ultramarine

When I went to yeshiva in NYC, I remember listening to a radio interview on WBAI with a voodoo priestess. She was defending voodoo rites involving the slaughter of chickens, goats and such. When she likened it to kapparot, that's when I realized how outre the practice was.

Incidentally, I've never done kapparot, not even with money, bread, or Kosheriffic fish sticks.

Abu Jihad Schneerson

But is vicarious atonement ok in Judaism?Or does everyone have to be judged by God for his sins,without the possibility of 'transferring' them to money or animals?

Garnel Ironheart

1) Just try telling your local Chabadnik not to do this ritual and he'll think you'd just asked him to eat pork.
2) Do what my family did - we bought a Webkins toy chicken so we can do the swinging without any of the controversy.

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