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Erev Yom Kippur Is Holy Too

Yisrael Rutman

Kapparos is one of the most interesting, and argued about, minhagim of Yom Kippur. But since Yom Kippur isn’t a time for argument, we thought it would be a good idea to explain things ahead of time....

 

Yosef Chaim’s Kapparot

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

“Catch the fish!” cried Reb Moshe. “They’re sliding back into the water!” No one seemed very concerned about me, sitting drenched and fishy on the bottom of the boat, nor about the fact that I had been nearly eaten alive by a sea monster. They were just bothered about saving their precious fish for kapparot.

 

Don’t Be a Chicken

Shayna Friedman

What could Yossi do? If his six sisters starting from Leah and ending with Sara’la found out he was afraid of holding his own chicken… Yossi tried not to think about it, but everywhere he looked were large signs proclaiming Kapparos, Live Chickens for Kapparos. Yossi shuddered.



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Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without