Holidays

The Prayers of Yom Kippur

June 29, 2006, by

Kol Nidre On the eve of Yom Kippur while there is still daylight, Jews congregate all across the globe wearing white. They don their tallitot (prayer shawls) and Kol Nidre is chanted with a sense of emotional anticipation and a centuries-old feverishly moving melody. Dating back until at least the ninth century, Kol Nidre, at […]

Yom Kippur

June 22, 2006, by

Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai said concerning a king, “Should he fine me, his penalty is not eternal” for I would be able to earn more money. “Should he imprison me, his imprisonment is not eternal” for he might die and his successor will release me. “Should he kill me, my death is not eternal for […]