A California-based live webcast of Kol Nidre services is expected to garner more than 40,000 viewers.
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.
A large, open plaza across from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street has made its encampment for three weeks, proved to be the perfect setting for Kol Nidre on Friday night.
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.
I’ve been spending the morning pacing around the house singing Kol Nidre while my two-year-old son Jacob toddles about playing with his toys. Just like every year, it seems, the High Holidays arrive to find my life in a startling upheaval of activity, with the world swinging back into movement after the sultry months of summer. And it seems that every year I wait until the day before erev Yom Kippur to practice Kol Nidre. I have just a few hours before I will be singing it again for the expectant Jews, their viscera open in that particular way that Yom Kipur operates on the Jewish psyche.
We’re back for Week 2 of our High Holy Day songfest as promised, this time in two parts. Part One includes Bob Dylan, Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt and Joe Cocker, plus the legendary Cantor Moishe Oysher, Jerry Lewis (in a serious moment, sort of), Larry David and the Red Army Chorus performing with the Leningrad Cowboys. Part Two includes Barbra Streisand, Leonard Cohen, Abbott and Costello, Louis Armstrong, Israeli rocker Meir Banai and The Band, among others.