20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Kaparot (means ‘atonements’).

Kaparot: According to Jewish belief, rotating a chicken three times over a person head, while reciting a prayer - the sins the person had committed during the past year are passed on to the bird, thus releasing the person from his sins.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Bnei-Brak, Israel
Copyright: © Hezy Holzman