Photos: Kaparos in Beijing

Jews perform the traditional custom of Kaparos early in the morning on Erev Yom Kippur in Beijing, China.

Photos by JDN

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  • 1. Surprised wrote:

    Notice how their chickens appear much better taken care of then the ones appearing at kapores in Brooklyn who’s front sides are bare of feathers.

    • 2. Milhouse wrote:

      They’re a completely different breed. Look at the color, for one thing. You’re not allowed to specifically ask for white ones, but if they are available you choose them without saying why; obviously in China they are just not available.

  • 3. yoni wrote:

    My semester in Beijing was the first time I ever did kaparos. I think about it every year :)


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