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A Hasidic Child at the Margins of a Kapparot Ritual

Kapparot (symbolic "atonement") rite consists of waving a chicken over one's head while reciting the appropriate text, and is done before Yom Kippur (the holiest day in Judaism).

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Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Bnei-Brak, Israel
Copyright: © Hezy Holzman
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