Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kapparot: The Chicken Holocaust

Farmers beware! Lock up your poultry, the Chicken Holocaust is upon us! Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday September 27 and ends at nightfall on Monday September 28! Untold thousands of chickens will suffer unspeakable deaths at the hands of jews seeking atonement for their own sins!

Kapparot is a cruel and sadistic animal sacrifice ritual in which the "sins" and misdeeds of a jew are symbolically transferred to a fowl. It is practiced on the eve of Yom Kippur.

During the vile and vicious ritual, selections of semitic scripture from Isaiah 11:9, Psalms 107:10, 14, and 17-21, and Job 33:23-24 are muttered in Hebrew while a live rooster (for a male) or a hen (for a female) is held above the jew's head and swung in a circle three times and the jew exclaims: "This is my exchange, my substitute, my atonement; this rooster (or hen) shall go to its death, but I shall go to a good, long life, and to peace." The jew then brutally slaughters the chicken, under the belief that the fowl will take on any misfortune that might otherwise occur to the jew who has taken part in the ritual, in punishment for his or her "sins".

In other words, the chickens must suffer for the misdeeds of the jews. Doesn't sound like a very good deal for the chickens.

Oh, yeah... PETA is pissed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my lord. what a sick, sick culture.