Hypnotized by the prayers of Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur
At sunset on Wednesday, as Jews around the world begin the traditional Kol Nidre (All Vows) service, we will inaugurate the most solemn day of Yom’s 10 days of repentance, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The Kol Nidre Service and Yom Kippur Day Services contain some of the most beautiful musical prayers we experience every year. I am always fascinated by these services.
Although we are not in a synagogue this year, my wife and I will be able to enjoy the often haunting melodies, through the wonders of Jewish television broadcasting services from our favorite central synagogue in Manhattan.