The Non-Jewish Origin of Kapparot

By |2017-08-09T09:00:27-07:00August 9th, 2017|Thoughts|

  On Sunday, I posted remarks about the horrible practice of mistreating chickens. The following is a shortened version of what I wrote about kapparot generally in my book “Maimonides: The Exceptional Mind.” Many Jews recognized that the kapparot ceremony was based on superstition, that waiving a chicken over one’s head a magical number of [...]