Kol Nidre

Kol Nidre is recited tomorrow at sunset. JT News has compiled a list of local services, organized by geographical location, observance level and the like.

For Kol Nidre service listings visit http://calendar.jtnews.net/events/index.php?d=2013-09-13&m=1

For a listing of Yom Kippur services, click over to http://calendar.jtnews.net/events/index.php?d=2013-09-14&m=1

An Aramaic text, Kol Nidre is not a prayer, but rather a legal text dealing with the nulification of vows and oaths that is said prior to Yom Kippur.

The text of Kol Nidre: כָּל נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרֵי, וּשְבוּעֵי, וַחֲרָמֵי, וְקוֹנָמֵי, וְקוּנָסֵי, וְכִנוּיֵי, דְאִנְַרְנָא, וּדְאִשְתַּבַּעְנָא, וּדְאַחֲרִמְנָא עַל נַפְשָׁתָנָא. •מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִים שֶׁעָבַר עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים זֶה, וּ־־• ♦מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִם זֶה עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים הַבָּא עָלֵינוּ לְטוֹבָה♦ בְּכֻלְהוֹן אִחֲרַטְנָא בְהוֹן. כֻּלְהוֹן יְהוֹן שָׁרָן, שְׁבִיקין, שְׁבִיתִין, בְּטֵלִן וּמְבֻטָלִין, לָא שְׁרִירִין, וְלָא קַיָמִין. נִדְרָנָא לָא נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרָנָא לָא אֱסָרֵי, וּשְׁבוּעָתָנָא לָא שְׁבוּעוֹת.

Translation: All vows, and prohibitions, and oaths, and consecrations, and konams and konasi and any synonymous terms, that we may vow, or swear, or consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves, from the previous Day of Atonement until this Day of Atonement and from this Day of Atonement until the Day of Atonement that will come for our benefit.Regarding all of them, we repudiate them. All of them are undone, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, not in force, and not in effect. Our vows are no longer vows, and our prohibitions are no longer prohibitions, and our oaths are no longer oaths.

As a piece of music, Kol Nidre, takes a haunting lilt, regardless of the artist tackling this challenging piece. For your listening pleasure, WIJC offers a few classics courtesy of Youtube:

Neil Diamond (from the Jazz singer):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL0LqFpaL0A

Perry Como: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY6i6SobW6M

Al Jolson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmJPVO_Qkvo

and Johnny Mathis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30HKyLhGCjk

And a WIJC member sent in the following tidbit: What might well be the largest Kol Nidre service of all time, potentially reaching more than 20,000 worshippers around the world, will be conducted by Rabbi Naomi Levy on Sept. 13, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. (PST).The live service will stream from Los Angeles and will be transmitted and archived viajewishjournal.com, the largest Jewish news site outside of Israel. www.kolnidrelive.com

Funding for Whidbey Island Jewish Community was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Special Initiatives Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

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2 responses to “Kol Nidre

  1. You might want to add this live link to the listings for Kol Nidre

    What might well be the largest Kol Nidre service of all time, potentially reaching more than 20,000 worshippers around the world, will be conducted by Rabbi Naomi Levy on Sept. 13, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. (PST).

    The live service will stream from Los Angeles and will be transmitted and archived viajewishjournal.com, the largest Jewish news site outside of Israel.

    Levy, a rabbi and author, was ordained in the first class of women at Jewish Theological Seminary. She founded and leads Nashuva, Hebrew for “We Will Return.” Nashuva is a post-denominational community that meshes spirituality with social action.

    kolnidrelive.com

    Allan Allan Ament allan@whidbey.net

  2. Hello. I wonder if anyone can tell me where (close) to go for this service. I live in Langley. Thanks.

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