Why did an ‘everyday anti-Semite’ like Max Bruch write Kol Nidre, the centerpiece of the Yom Kippur liturgy? Conductor Leon Botstein offers an answer.
What happens when a Torah falls? A conservative synagogue in Ashville, N.C. faces that question after two scrolls slipped out of the ark and on to the bimah during Kol Nidre.
As we approach Yom Kippur, J.J. Goldberg has put together a song list to capture the spirit of the day including tunes by Dylan, Streisand and The Beatles.
The Jews who gathered for Kol Nidre services near Occupy Wall Street were upholding a tradition that began in Revolutionary War times.
The Yom Kippur service at the ongoing anti-corporate protests in downtown Manhattan will be used to expand the scope of the activists’ “occupation” of the Financial District, according to the service’s organizer.
Kol Nidre is the one prayer American Jews know well. Wonders of America columnist Jenna Weissman Joselit looks at one rabbi’s unsuccessful attempt to get rid of it.