Israel: New Regulations Signal There Will be No Problem with the Minhag of Kaporos this Year

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kapMK Uri Maklev earlier this morning objected to new stringent regulations that would all but eliminate the possibility of carrying out the minhag of kaporos. The major problem with the regulations was the fact that shechita was prohibited outside of an authorized slaughterhouse.

The good news for those who take part in the annual minhag is the stringent regulations have been modified and while they still concern themselves with preventing the spread of disease and the welfare of the chickens, the prohibition of slaughtering chickens outside of a slaughter house has been lifted.

That said, inspectors will be out making certain that areas hosting kaporos are set up in line with regulations and that conditions meet standards for the welfare of all concerned. In addition, Minister of Agriculture inspectors inform the public at large that shechita performed outside of an authorized slaughterhouse presents a health hazard to the public.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


2 COMMENTS

  1. There is no reason to keep fighting the same battle every year. This is a minhag from the Alte Heim and not a chiyuv under halacha. Most gadolim acknowledge you can be yotzeh the mitzvah by shluggin kaporos with coins or with a live fish or other options that don’t have the public health issues of smell, waste products nor tzar baalei chayim.

  2. We

    After the news story of Dr.Sudi Namir -the 3 chamuros ,and we’re concerned about kapparos-a minhag ?!?

    Once upon a time perhaps the sign of an orthodox observant jew was shomer shabbos .Today ,we need to go back to even more basic:he/she adheres to the 3 chamuros

    We MUST SHOW support to this righteous man

    First they came for the …, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a ..

    Then they came for the …, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a …

    Then they came for the … and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a ….

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    This Doctor Namir is a beautiful, righteous person.Hopefully we have many more like him
    Genesis 6:9, 7:1

    We’re on the verge of a Sha’as Hshmad, and we must start preparing to act accordingly

    “V’lo taki ha’aretz osam”

    Would anyone or YWN perhaps have his contact information