Haredi group slams Kapparot ritual

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Leaflets calling for an end to the use of live chickens as part of the Kapparot ritual have been hung outside synagogues in Kfar Saba, Kadima-Tzoran and other Sharon region communities in recent weeks.

Kapparot is Jewish folk custom during the days before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to transfer one’s sins to a chicken or to money given to charity.

The struggle has been run for years by the Anonymous association for animal rights. This year, the activists are receiving surprising support this year from an ultra-Orthodox organization called Hemla, which has published its reservations against the way the custom is performed.

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