Kapparot & Halacha
The minhag of kapparot calls for waving a chicken over one’s head for atonement before Yom Kippur. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and trace the sources and meaning of this practice, focusing on the controversy surrounding this and similar practices that smack of irrationality.
Kapparot & Halacha: Kapparot & Halacha
Many observe the minhag of kapparot before Yom Kippur (whirling a chicken around one’s head before slaughtering it).
In this series, we will examine the primary sources to establish exactly how to fulfil the minhag. More importantly, we will survey the opinions and reasons of the great poskim who prohibit and those who encourage the practice.
Hebrew sources are available through the links in both pdf and WORD format. In class we will translate and explain these sources.
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.