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Orthodox Jews Perform The Kapparot Ritual

An Orthodox Jew performs the ancient ritual of Kapparot, meaning 'atonement' in Hebrew, before Yom Kippur, in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The Kapparot ritual requires a person to recite prayers while swinging a chicken over one's head as symbolically transferring sins to the foul. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI