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.
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.
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.
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.