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?

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About The Author
- Rabbi Tovia Singer is well known as the Founder and Director of Outreach Judaism, an international organization dedicated to countering the efforts of fundamentalist Christian groups and cults who specifically target Jews for conversion. As a world renowned public speaker, Rabbi Singer addresses more than 100 audiences a year. Through his stimulating and provocative appearances, Rabbi Singer has been an inspiration to thousands. Lecturing on college campuses and synagogues throughout the country has become an integral part of his work. He is the author of the book Let’s Get Biblical: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?”, and is a frequent guest on Television and radio shows.

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