10 08, 2017

A nice informative story about Kapparot

By |2017-08-10T11:03:30-07:00August 10th, 2017|Book Reviews|

Kapparot By Ted Gross Ted Gross's beautiful short 16-page tale, reminiscent of I. L. Peretz's masterpiece "If not Higher," dramatizes in a very pleasant way that the Kapparot ceremony, when many Jews transfer their misdeeds to a chicken, is not a magical ceremony, nor is it effective in itself. It is symbolic, designed to prompt [...]

19 10, 2015

The Non-Jewish – Indeed, Anti-Jewish – Origin of Kapparot

By |2015-10-19T03:57:24-07:00October 19th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                                 The Non-Jewish – Indeed, Anti-Jewish – Origin of Kapparot   While the shofar came to be seen as a rational and important part of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, the same cannot be said of the kapparot and tashlich rites that are still celebrated by many Jews. Thus, while Maimonides included [...]