Thursday, September 20, 2007

Kapporos Time

I love the look on this boy's face! (from

It's that time of year when we perform the "interesting" ritual of Kapporos. While many frum yidden today use money etc for this ritual we chassidim stay true to our roots and insist on using live chickens. As long as the chickens are treated humanely I have no problem with this but, unfortunately, there have been (and no doubt still are) places where the animals are not stored in an appropriate manner. I know that this does not happen in Melbourne but tzar ba'alei chaim is certainly something we should keep in mind especially at this time of year when we are asking Hashem to look after our welfare.

Photos of Kapporos in Crown Heights can be found on Shmais and If you like photos, as I do, some quality photos of 770 during this Tishrei can be seen on Shturem.

Gmar Chasima Tova to everyone. Have an easy fast.