from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Jewish custom by which, on the eve of the Day of Atonement, a fowl (a cock for a man and a hen for a woman), alter several passages from the Scriptures treating of atonement, confession, and prayer have been repeated, is moved around the head three times.
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And I’d like to suggest that these are precisely the steps we need to take today in order to affect kapparah, to help create atonement for the crimes we have each committed against ourselves, and against God.
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