Kaparot – Sweeten judgments before Yom Kippur 5781
The process of Kaparot sweetens and cleanses judgments from us.
The Kaparot process can be done anytime between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur before the fast begins. Read a detailed explanation of the process in PDF below (Free to download and distribute for free).
In the writing of the Ari, Rabbi Chaim Vital describes how his teacher, the Holy Ari, was doing the Kaparot with chicken before Yom Kippur.
This year, especially due to COVID issues, many people, including myself, do the Kaparot with money.
The process of Kaparot with money is done in a similar to the way it is done with chickens, replacing the live chicken with money. Any amount that you can afford is okay, even a few coins per person. Use $10 or more per person but any amount is okay with the proper consciousness and meditation provided below.
We learned that the name of a person represents his soul. There is a custom to multiply the number of letters in the name by an amount (any amount according to their ability). With this method, they connect each letter of their name to Tzedakah and the energy of life.
The Kaparot process is done any time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
You may give the Tzedaka of Kaparot before Sukkot to poor people that you know or submit online to the Daily Zohar as a channel of light/life: