Rabbi Tovia Singer Explains Why Jews Wave A Chicken to Cleanse Their Sins on the Eve of Yom Kippur
Rabbi Tovia Singer explores the meaning of the ancient ritual practiced by many religious Jews worldwide that wave a chicken above their head on the eve of Yom Kippur in order to secure forgiveness for their sin. What is the meaning of this ancient ceremony? Many Christian missionary groups charge that Jews are engaging in an animal sacrificial ritual. Is their claim valid? Are missionaries on to something, or are their claims bogus? Is there a profound meaning behind this ancient custom?