Kol Nidre


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Kol Nidre:

see Yom KippurYom Kippur
[Heb.,=day of atonement], in Judaism, the most sacred holy day, falling on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishri (usually late September or early October). It is a day of fasting and prayer for forgiveness for sins committed during the year.
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3) During the Middle Ages, the Kol Nidre repeatedly come under attack by defensive rabbis who found in it a dangerous supersession of a legal structure in which the rabbinate alone maintained authority to forgive debts and annul vows.
If this act of rebellion returns us to what the poet Robert Duncan calls "a place of first permission"--a gathering in which all the "transgressors" are consciously, defiantly included--the text of the Kol Nidre proper specifies the sort of transgression that the service has in mind.
Kol Nidre applies solely to vows made to God--those to people cannot be voided through the Kol Nidre prayer--and its purpose is to clear the conscience of the supplicant.
Jews will attend the evening service tonight, known as Kol Nidre, "all vows," and daylong services Saturday.
Plurals and past tenses of words are allowed, as are single words from two-word phrases such as KOL NIDRE or MINKE WHALE.
Jack sings Kol Nidre as his father expires and opens the show to a packed house some time later.
In the material there is also a voice part for the Jewish song Kol nidre.
Both that final scene, and an earlier conversation when his mother comes to plead with him to sing Kol Nidre in place of his ailing father, reveals not only the dilemma within the film, but the struggle which Jolson as Jewish blackface performer personified.
The Kol Nidre asks God to pardon the Jewish people for whatever wrongs they have done to Him.
Kol Nidre evening is known for some of the most soaring music of the Jewish liturgy, but for me its meaning extends literally to the sky.
The night before Kol Nidre, a childhood friend and I made a baseball fan's equivalent of aliyaha trip to Fenway Park which, along with Wrigley Field, comprise the Jerusalem and Tzfat of major league ballparks.
Jews chant Kol Nidre, meaning "all vows," solely on Yom Kippur.