September 16, 2013 Andy Cush

Filmmakers Natasha Masharova and Anatoli Ulyanov created this short documentary about Kaparos, a ritual practiced on the eve of Yom Kippur by some of the city’s Hasidic Jewish population that involves swinging a live chicken around a person’s head, then slaughtering it. What they shot isn’t for the faint of heart–you will see chickens’ throats cut–but […]

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