kapparah

Seph. /kah pah rddah"/; Ashk. /kah paw"rddeuh/, n., pl. kapparoth, kapparot Seph. /-rddawt"/, kapparos Ashk. /-rddohs/. Hebrew.
a ritual performed by some Orthodox Jews before Yom Kippur that consists of swinging a fowl around the head and reciting prayers that symbolically transfer the person's sins to the fowl.
[kapparah lit., atonement]

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