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One of the most poignant moments of the High-Holiday prayers is the recital of the liturgical poem, Unessanneh Tokef. What is its significance? Who composed it, and under what circumstances?

Unesanneh Tokef

Unesanneh Tokef

Perspectives on the High-Holiday Prayer

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Unesanneh Tokef: Perspectives on the High-Holiday Prayer

One of the most poignant moments of the High-Holiday prayers is the recital of the liturgical poem, Unessanneh Tokef. What is its significance? Who composed it, and under what circumstances?
Text of Unesanneh Tokef Prayer
High Holidays, Machzor
Rabbi Yehudah Black has served as rabbi at Kenton Shul since August 2004. Previously he served as rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation of Newcastle upon Tyne, and as minister at Staines Synagogue. He was educated at Yeshivot in London, Israel and Montreal where he received Semichah from Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung, Chief Rabbi of Montreal.
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