shlogn kapores

Alternative Spellings

shlogn kapores, schloggen kaporos, shlugn kapures, shlogen kaparot, shlog kapores, schlog kappores

Definitions

  • to make oneself feel guilty.
  • the custom of symbolically transferring one's sins to a chicken (or coins) before Yom Kippur, done by moving the chicken (or coins) in a circle around one's head.

Example Sentences

  • "I watched someone schlogging kapores in Me'ah Shearim."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

שלאָגן כּפּרות shlogn kapores 'to perform the pre-Yom Kippur atonement ceremony (as described above)' (verbal stem is שלאָג shlog...)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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