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26 September 2011  
“An End to Chickens as Kapores?” By Jenna Weissman Joselit,, September 21, 2011

“[K]aporos now vies for legitimacy with a growing attentiveness to animal rights within the contemporary American Jewish community. . . . Consider, for instance, the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos. . . .”


The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is an association of compassionate people who seek to replace the cruel use of chickens in Kaporos rituals (also spelled Kapparot or Kaparos) with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement in the week preceding Yom Kippur, which this year starts at sunset on October 7 and ends at sunset on October 8. To learn more about the Alliance and its objectives, please go to See also

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