Skip to comments.Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre
Posted on 09/29/2017 1:21:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Listen.
This is the translation from Aramaic:
All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called konam, konas, or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not bind us nor have power over us. The vows shall not be reckoned vows; the obligations shall not be obligatory; nor the oaths be oaths.Kol Nidre is also part of the basis of a composition by Max Bruch, which can be found on YouTube in various performances and arrangements.
G’mar chatimah tova.
May you have an easy fast, may you be blessed, and May Your name Be Written In The Book of Life, FRiend.
((((I know that it has been a difficult year)))
Beautiful. Mathis has a wonderful voice. Love his Christmas music, too.
Thank you. :)
*ping* to you, my friend.
If I’d known that you’re a Jew I’d have included you in my ping.
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam asher kid’shanu
b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik neir shel [shabbat v’]yom hakippurim.
We praise you, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who hallows us with mitzvot, and commands us to kindle the light of [Shabbat and] Yom Kippur.
These things are often a matter of personal preference,
but my preference is for this Cantorial version from
(again my opinion) the most beautiful operatic tenor -
(Hey! But what do I know?
I’m just a Goy Boy from Gary.)
G’mar Hatimah Tovah
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