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  Posted: Sep 26, 2012 8:48 PM
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natgeo 5y ago
Thousands of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, NY, are preparing to swing live chickens over their heads before Yom Kippur, symbolically transferring their sins to the chicken. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor for consumption. This practice is called ‘Kapparot,’ which literally means “atonement.” Using fish, money or chickens are acceptable methods of performing this expiation ritual. Using a live creature has the impact of allowing one to appreciate his or her own life and the life of the animal. A deep appreciation for animal life is fostered by seeing an animal slaughtered so that man can survive.
  • @zaneplissken thanks brother! If your jewish, have an easy fast my man.

  • Its ironic how when Jews kill an animal its called "A deep appreciation for animal life is fostered for animal life by seeing it slaughter". However when a Muslim does the same thing its called labelled barbaric.

  • So the animal that's full of sins is donated to the poor. Kinda messed if you think about it lol

  • It does make u all sound crazy!as hell!

  • So the poor eat there sins? Interesting..

  • Great shot

  • @inthemomenttt @mishkabushka thank you for having intelligent debates. It's refreshing to read! 👍👍

  • Old school. Glad we have the New Testament

  • There are so many different beliefs we should try and be sensitive to them. Remember this was post by National Geographic.

  • Muslim or Jew don't matter actually, they are all monkeys to me :)

  • @brndmngr I'm a vegan.. And you spelled "retarded" wrong. Maybe you should read a book. ☺

  • No shit. It's a typo. I am currently reading three. Get a life.

  • _tiani 5y ago

    Waving a poor terrified chicken around should be a sin in itself. Religious people never seem to be the most empathetic of folk.

  • actually.. no one can save you from ur sins but God.. if you beg for forgiveness ofcourse!

  • Just because it's not your religion doesn't make it wrong. And please don't call people "retarded" - that is an antiquated and disrespectful word!

  • How condescending giving the chicken to the poor after transferring sins to it?

  • Retard

  • @hondohasaniphone did you buy your chicken yet?

  • @dreamsdreems 👍👍👍

  • Hard for me to understand how anyone actually believes in this religious bs

  • Horrible

  • I agree @_tiani

  • Freak psycho

  • @michaelsven wow!! Monkeys!! @veronikabutin ok..

  • Most Jewish people do "kapparot" with money and than donate it. For the signs they have Yom Kippur, and time to think, ask for forgiveness from people they harmed and from God for them self. Kapparot is just a ritual, not really helpful without hard work of judging yourself.

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  • See the highest paying legit statistics for mony here > @tamicdda

  • So educational :)

  • I've always wondered where KFC got their genetically mutated chickens now I know! L'chaim

  • cwk415 5y ago

    Cuz that makes sense

  • @eberko25 ✌✌✌✌

  • So the transfer their sins to another being, slaughter that being and their sins, then give away their sins to a poor or less fortunate person to consume..... That's pretty f~cked up. Why not just say "hey God(yawah, jehovah, whatever)- I'm sorry please forgive my sins

  • @katelavergne If this is true, can you explain to me how an infant baby died in NYC from herpes infection after the Rabbi did what he did...? This happened this year

  • Jews for the win!!!!!!

  • Задумались =) :-!

  • @alkmini102682 why do you care if you hate Jews?

  • @coverhall interesting pic

  • meytii 5y ago

    Make me very very proud!!!!

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  • Yom is like Arabic yawm which means day and kippur looks like kabeer which means great or big ((great day)) but I guess it means day of atonement .. Because of those rituals.. And by the way I read in NG Magazine that over 52 billion chicken are consummated each year! So why you think is disgusting if you the majority of you eat chicken meat??? You should show some respect to others' beliefs and religions even you don't like them..

  • @joebarber84 ask directly from God! Yeah I like that ((And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.))

  • Olha isso, @jhregis !

  • يلعن ابو دينهم

  • Disgusting tradition.

  • Tradition isn't a relationship...but I am thankful Jesus died for my sins and I don't have to do this with chickens...

  • @serzhanja lol 😄yeah you're right! It's CONSUMPTION .. autocorrect 😝😳 sorry

  • bibi00 5y ago


  • Hooray for animal cruelty! Unbelievable, who is hitting 'like' in this shit!?

  • Interesting

  • Horrible mean and pointless!! People should appreciate their own life without having to kill others for that!!!!!

  • People of this faith or those who don't read!!

  • Time and tradition is no excuse for murder and cruelty.

  • rybeau 5y ago

    Ugh... Ignorance is rampant. THE REMAINS ARENT WASTED. This animal is probably treated better than the KFC crap you eat. Where is the perspective here? This has purpose.

  • That is complete bull shit. Your killing a chicken there is nothing special about it. You think biologist learned to appreciate life by the act if killing it? Studying an animal live or dead brings appreciation for it. Not the fucking killing part.

  • Very interesting, wow! To each their own.Thank you for sharing the story and the photo.

  • @mishkabushka you just preached to her about throwing words in desperation but telling others to "go suck" things pretty much makes you a hypocrite. Going back to meat for personal taste just makes you weak. Last I checked she only said man doesn't need meat, as in its not a necessity. People like you just like it. These days, humans can survive pretty darn well of other means.

  • No offense to the Jewish people and their beliefs, but would it really be threat much harder to throw money around your head then donate it to the poor? Killing animals for any reason other than to end unbearable suffering is just wrong.

  • Animal

  • Sombre pic

  • Claiming that a practice of another religion is "fucking retarded" seems very non-Buddhist... @samsaraphotography

  • @samsaraphotography for such a Buddhist, you sure seem to be very full of yourself, your religion and very judgmental of others...

  • @razorut this is a fabulous scene. To only think a few blocks away...thank you!

  • Read the Bible ...sacrificing animals dates back in the bible...and like I said its what they choose to believe...mind your business and let them live their lives...God will be the Judge one say ,not us

  • @samsaraphotography you have a picture on your wall of a fish took the photo?? Or cut its head off ??? Hmmm...funny

  • Haha Jews do funny shit

  • @fumberger want to do this tomorrow night?

  • Sure , I've been meaning to put those outfits to use

  • @jerhein kiss off are an idiot !

  • Ha ha @samsaraphotography you set your photos to ironic

  • @jerhein No one said you had to accept it...but they have a right to do as they wish. Don't you all have better things to do than bash other peoples religions..and by the way the Bible is not fictionsl,and I hope the day you meet God he makes you wat your words..God bless

  • ***Eat your words

  • @jerhein well said!👏

  • Ya but does it work?

  • 3twy_ 5y ago

    Someone call PETA ¬_¬

  • 😊

  • 3twy_ 5y ago

    @jerhein at least they are going to donate abused sinfull fried chicken to the poor

  • Humans are weird animals.

  • Not at all different than our Eid Al-Adha

  • thanks god that i am muslim

  • Poor chickens. :(

  • @samsaraphotography and as a scientist I can say everything you believe in Buddhism is 'fucking retarded'. Your still on bullshit mountain just another peak.

  • @nergaahl - to u too! :) and @m_alfayez - i can say the same thing about you. Learn to accept others that NOT like u.

  • @bastanley Have you read all these messed up comments? These people are freaks!

  • lynxya 5y ago

    The lighting is nice

  • Thats nuts

  • @charlesnoell so you think if people only ate veggies we'd all die and you think I'm retarded? Sir don't ever speak of me again. You are indeed King of the ignorant.

  • So if the chickens seasoned with sin and fed to dogs, I mean poor, do they ingested the sins of some Jewish guy and damn their own souls for the unrighteousness of another?😐

  • That sounds pretty daft.

  • 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • @pamela112878 do you think cara does this? Or jeff?

  • @benrodian I didn't even fast. This is serious! RIP 🐓

  • Very cool...I love to learn something new everyday, especially about different cultures and religions!

  • Then learn about Islam religion @tashi43

  • They are sooooo superstitious

  • Catch up with the times...

  • bs3w 5y ago

    لعنة الله عليكم

  • That's something new I've learnt. And I agree with others if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything.

  • @toopa_94 I already know a lot about Islam.

  • Poor chickens and I feel sorry for the poor having to eat tainted meat from the Jews who feels above everyone else

  • mxt333 5y ago

    Yeah maybe u should eat the sin infested chicken not rub it off on a poor person.

  • @tashi43 good so you don't have any argument in Doomsday

  • Fantastic shot.

  • @toopa_94 no I don' to explain what you mean?

  • Animal torture. This makes me sick.

  • Instead of transfering their sins, can't they just repent!!!!

  • Just because something is tradition it doesn't make it right. Funny how humans are selective about what constitutes respect and who/what should receive it in order to make themselves feel better. Cab't condone this ridiculous practice. Just cut out the 'ceremony' and donate the food and make it an entirely unselfish act.

  • It takes a lot of chickens to get rid of hooker sins

  • Oh my....its chickens people ,just chickens...get over it...I'm sure you eat chicken...go you think they caress the chicken and sing to it or feel sorry for it when they killed it and fed you and your family...jeez we are here to enjoy the beautiful photography

  • @morff56 hush. The world would be nowhere without tradition.

  • Nah, cannot agree with this sort of stuff, now the chickens go to hell! Good photo nonetheless

  • From the Hebrew book Isaiah- But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:5-7) who is Isaiah referring to?.... For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16. Jesus died for sinners, & we know ourselves to be sinners and we can trust in His atoning sacrifice alone. God bless.

  • so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28)

  • You all don't get it the sin goes away. it does not past on into the chicken. Anyone who eats meat unless kosher is eating meat from an animal that was treated cruelly. The mitzvah (good deed) of feeding the poor is a G-D ly deed! Why hate on other religions? What happened to shall not judge? There is a whole lot of that going on here.

  • Thank you I agree...people that are confused and insecure about what they believe in tend to criticize and bash other religions... #LOVEONEANOTHER

  • Ah another bs ritual where an animal is traumatised before being killed just so a human can feel better about him/herself. The human race never fails to disappoint.

  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☀️☀️

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