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kapparah

[ Sephardic Hebrew kah-pah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew kah-paw-ruh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew kɑ pɑˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew kɑˈpɔ rə /
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noun, plural kap·pa·roth, kap·pa·rot [Sephardic Hebrew kah-pah-rawt], /Sephardic Hebrew kɑ pɑˈrɔt/, kap·pa·ros [Ashkenazic Hebrew kah-paw-rohs]. /Ashkenazic Hebrew kɑˈpɔ roʊs/. Hebrew.

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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Origin of kapparah

kappārāh literally, atonement
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