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Kaparot (kah-pah-roht) — lit., Atonements; custom among some Jews to symbolically transfer their sins to an object (chicken, then slaughtered and used to feed the poor; coins, given to the poor; etc.). This may be done anytime between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
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Pre-Yom Kippur: Kaparot
Kaparot with a chicken or money should be done before Yom Kippur,...

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