Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kaporos - part 2

I had an opportunity to experience the Kaporos ritual in one of the three main chassidic neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Crown Heights is the home of the Lubavitch Chabad chassidim. A centuries old tradition now in it's seventieth year of growth and development sparked by it's most recent leader, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, it's followers have established branches in Africa, South America, and Asia, as well as the more cosmopolitan centers in the USA and Europe. The inclusiveness of it's core philosophy has drawn Jews from all colors of the spectrum into its fold, while  adhering to the intense and deeply spiritual core of chassidic practice.