Leading rabbi joins animal rights group’s campaign against kaparot

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Ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel last week launched its annual information campaign against the ritual slaughter of chickens. That campaign just received a boost from an unexpected source, as one of religious Zionism’s most influential rabbis joined the call against the practice of kaparot, in which an individual’s transgressions are ceremonially transferred to an animal or inanimate object.

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