Agriculture Ministry Releases Cartoon Advertisement Suggesting A Switch To Money For This Year’s Kapporos

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Earlier this month, the Agriculture Ministry began a campaign to discourage the use of chickens during kapparos.

An earlier petition to the Supreme Court to prohibit the use of chickens was rejected this week.

Instead the Ministry released a video showing a chicken calling for the use of money as a replacement for the traditional chicken.

 

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  1. Those who do with chickens will not give a hoot to some government ministers who haven’t the slightest inkling why it’s done with chickens.

  2. ridiculous. money is only a substitute, when chickens (or fish) are not an option. that was made by the chayei adam (and other achronim) who wrote that since the situation those days was that the shochet would stay up all night erev yom kippur catering to the needs of the town, and through pressure, exhaustion, and shoving, there was a chshash it might come to neveila, so the chayei adam paskens better use money.in it is also recorded that the poor would use money as you could use less money than an expensive chicken. (although it is recorded in sefer zeh kaporosi that the mechaber, r avrohom reit, asked jews from all over europe and all of them said no one in “de heim” ever used money.one jew from romania told him that his town was so poor, the whole community would line up to do kapporos on one chicken, but even no one even thought about using money.) Theres not a single rishon or achron that permits using money for kapporos just for convenience. let alone for feeling bad for the chicken which is not a torah point of view.
    we should all be zoche to a gut yur bzchus doing our minhagim properly.

  3. There’s a famous picture of Rav Chaim Kanievsky using the chicken for Kaparos! If it is his opinion to use the chicken then it’s good for me too!

  4. Totally in favor of money.
    Noone knows how much pain they’re inflicting on the chickens—certainly a Torah concern—by poor handling; the chickens bake in boxes with no respite from the sun, no water, nothing; many of our greatest gdolim have written about how it should be outlawed because it’s all just a pagan custom anyway, despite the large numbers of the hamon am over the years loving superstition; at the end of the day you’re waving a chicken over your head and hoping….what, exactly? That it’s like a korbon, and your sins are forgiven? Will we ever grow up, or will we be hopelessly mired in juvenile silliness as a nation forever? This is what the nations see and think we’re smart? Woe is us.

  5. WHY DONT YOU PEOPLE EVOLVE!!! QUIT being BARBARIC SAVAGES! The GOD I KNOW LOVES ALL ANIMALS…HUMAN AND NON HUMAN! KILLING A CHICKEN WILL NOT ABSOLVE YOU OF YOUR SINS>>>BUT CREATE A NEW SIN AGAINST GOD!!

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