Photo Story – Kapparot ritual in the Mea Shearim neighborhood

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken for the Kapparot ritual in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 13 September 2021. Kapparot begins by reciting a prayer and then spinning the bird over their head to release the sins accumulated over the past year, ahead of the high-holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. After the Kapparot ritual is performed the bird is slaughtered and donated to charity

VIA EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN