Slaughtering a chicken by cutting its neck for Kaparot, Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel
This is the only way a chicken can be killed and eaten by a religious Jew. All other methods will produce non kosher meat
Kaparot, an aged old Jewish tradition were a chicken is waved over the believer?s head, reliving the person from all sins which are passed on to the chicken. The chicken is slaughtered and at times given to charity.