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Kol Nidrei: (lit. "all the vows"); solemn prayer opening the evening service of Yom Kippur
A look at the development of this iconic prayer based on manuscripts housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, one of the largest collections of Hebraic manuscripts in the world.
What is the origin of this ancient prayer? Why does Jewish tradition lend so much weight and solemnity to this seemingly technical prayer of vow-annulment procedure? A historical, musical and inspirational perspective on one of the most important and holi...
Why is Yom Kippur introduced with the annulment of vows?
An exploration of the origins of this prayer; unpacking its legal and mystical dimensions.
High Holiday Cantorial Classics
Chazan Aryeh Leib Hurwitz masterfully presents the classic cantorial rendition of Kol Nidrei, the opening prayer of Yom Kippur.
Are you home for Yom Kippur and unable to attend synagogue? You may wonder, what kind of Yom Kippur can it be by myself? Rabbi Ashkenazi shares a powerful story that gives new perspective for these challenging times.
How a Cantor Gets Ready for the High Holidays
Preparing for his yearly stint as a High Holidays "chazan," Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz of Brooklyn talks about what it takes to pray for a congregation of a thousand.
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