"Kapportot" is an atonement ritual practiced by some Jews* where the sins of the penitent are transferred to the sacrificial victim, typically a rooster, and then the rooster is slaughtered and the carcass donated to feed the poor.
This is my exchange, this is my substitute, this is my atonement. This rooster (hen) will go to its death, while I will enter and proceed to a good long life and to peace.
This cosmic sleight-of-hand leaves the penitent free of sin as the guilt was transferred to the hither-to-for blameless rooster and then he was executed before he could return it.
I am not judging. This is certainly a better practice than strapping a suicide vest to one's self and taking fifty innocents with you to gain atonement.
I just want to point out that shifting of culpability has a long history and is not the least bit novel.
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*Kapportot is by no means universal in the Jewish community. Some, perhaps many, Jews consider it to be little more than superstition and hocus-pocus that is on-par with Voodoo rituals. Other Jews point to ancient texts that justify the practice and point out that not every person is a moral genius and the chickens that go into poor people's chicken soup have to come from somewhere.