Agudath Israel Reissues Kaporos Kol Korei


Reissuing a Rabbinic statement (Kol Korei) that was first published ten years ago and that remains relevant today, Agudath Israel of America is calling upon the community to exercise care regarding the custom of kapporos before Yom Kippur.

Given the size of the community, and the large volume of chickens that will be handled in the upcoming days, the practice of kapporos needs to be conducted in a manner that ensures that proper standards of kashrus, cleanliness, and humane treatment of animals, as defined by halacha, are met. This can be achieved by patronizing only those establishments that are under appropriate rabbinic supervision.



  1. I plan on using a Braekel chicken this year. After twirling it around my head many times I will have it schechted and I will eat it.


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