Throwing intestines to the birds by Kaparos

Throwing intestines to the birds by Kaparos:[1]

The intestines, liver and kidneys of the chicken of Kaparos are to be thrown in an area that is accessible to birds, such as on one’s roof or in one’s courtyard, in order for the birds feed from it.[2]


[1] Admur 605:6; Rama 605:1; Tur; Tashbatz 126

[2] The reason: The reason for this custom is because it is proper to show mercy for creatures on this day in order to invoke Divine mercy upon us. [Admur ibid; Taz 605:4] 

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