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Meaning of kapparah*

kap•pa•rah

Pronunciation: (Seph.kä-pä-rä' Ashk. kä-pô'r&schwa), [key]
— pl. -roth, -rot -ros
  1. 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.
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