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Kapparos

Kapparos

Kapparos Form

Reserve! Make sure you get your chickens!!!

When Is Kapparos?

Kapparos will take place this year on Thursday Evening, September 28, 2017.

It will begin at 4:30 pm.

Where is Kapparos located?

Kapporos is located at:
4640 NW 74th Place
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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What exactly is Kapparos?

There is a custom performing the rite of kapparot [symbolic atonement] on the day preceding Yom Kippur.

The rite consists of taking a chicken in one's hand and reciting a prayer. A man takes a rooster; a woman takes a hen; a pregnant woman takes two fowls - a hen and a rooster. Optimally, the fowl should be white to symbolize purification from sin, as the verse (Isaiah 1:8) states: And if your sins be like scarlet, they shall become as white as snow. One should not, however, make an excessive effort to find a white fowl.

The fowl used for kapparot is taken in the right hand and the appropriate text from the prayer book is recited. The bird is then waved over one's head three times and the appropriate text is recited.

The word kapparot [like kippur] (kaparos, kaporos) means "atonement," and is used to refer to the chickens themselves, but one should not think that kapparot themselves serve as a source of atonement. Rather, they serve as a means to bring a person to the awareness that he might very well be deserving of death because of his sins and he will thereby be motivated to repent and ask G‑d for mercy.

The fowl is then slaughtered in accordance with halachic procedure.

The chickens are then given to the poor and the proceeds are donated to charity.

I would like to reserve Male Chicken(s) ($18.00 each)

I would like to reserve Female Chicken(s) ($18.00 each)

Please perform the kapparos rite on the above chickens for us. (If so, please include names
below, and label whether male or female)

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