Saturday, September 18, 2010

(NEWS) Cape Town Jews Get Ready To Swing, Hop, & Eat Pizza In The Hut

"Around the globe, Jews are preparing for the upcoming Yom Kippur and Sukkot holy days. Israel National News spoke with Rabbi Mendel Popack, who heads the Chabad House in Cape Town, South Africa, to focus on what is happening there.

'We have several events planned this year,' said Rabbi Popack. 'Tomorrow morning 150 Jews are gathering in our courtyard to perform the traditional kaparot (atonement) ceremony, which involves swinging a live chicken above one's head and saying the kaparot prayer.' (The idea being that any harsh decrees that the person deserved be transferred to the animal, in the merit of this mitzvah of charity.)"

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