Photo Shows Yerushalmi Boy Feeding Kapparos Chicken in Act of Benevolence

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Master photographer Shlomo Cohen captured a priceless photo today in Yerushalayim.

With Yidden engaging in the mitzvos related to this time of year, particularly Kapparos during these Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, there are sections cordoned off in chareidi neighborhoods, where chickens in crates are available for the fulfillment of the mitzvah, for those who choose to do with fowl.

Cohen’s camera caught a touching scene of a young Yerushalami boy from the neighborhood of Meah Shearim feeding a chicken.

For several minutes, Cohen testified, the Yerushalmi boy and his friends fed chickens with a cup of food they brought from their home.

“It was touching to see the tenderness and care with which the boys treated the chickens,” said one eyewitness.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. It takeh is beautiful. Such sensitivity. It’s pictures like this that should be publicized. With so much negativity in stereotyping that community, this just shows how false it is and how beautiful the people and their children really are. Me ki’amcha Yisroel?

  2. I don’t believe that kapparos is a mitzvah. It’s a minhag, and the purpose is for the tzedakah which results from it to be a zchus for the person.
    It was opposed by many, including the Ramban, Rashba, and the Mechaber. The Rema allowed it, and the Mishna Berurah seems to prefer using money over chickens.


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