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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Perform The Kapparot Ritual

An Ultra-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