All These Vowskol Nidre (Prayers Of Awe)

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The most memorable prayer of the Jewish New Yearwhat it means, why we sing it, and the secret of its magical appeal.

Through a series of lively commentaries, over thirty contributorsmen and women, scholars and rabbis, artists and poets, spanning three continents and all major Jewish denominationsexamine Kol Nidre's theology, usage, and deeply personal impact. They trace the actual history of the prayer and attempts through the ages to emend it, downplay it and even do away with itall in vain. They explore why Kol Nidre remains an annual liturgical highlight that is regularly attended even by Jews who disbelieve everything the prayer says.

Prayers of Awe
An exciting new series that examines the High Holy Day liturgy to enrich the praying experience of everyonewhether experienced worshipers or guests who encounter Jewish prayer for the very first time.


Rabbi Tony Bayfield, CBE, DD Dr. Annette M. Boeckler Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler Dr. Erica Brown Dr. Eliezer Diamond Rabbi Ruth Durchslag, PsyD Rachel Farbiarz Rabbi Edward Feinstein Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, PhD Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur Rabbi Elie Kaunfer Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar Dr. Reuven Kimelman Dr. Mark Kligman Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Rabbi Noa Kushner Rabbi Daniel Landes Liz Lerman Catherine Madsen Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, PhD Rabbi Dalia Marx, PhD Ruth Messinger Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, PhD Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum Rabbi Aaron Panken, PhD Rabbi Marc Saperstein, PhD Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, DMin Rabbi David Stern Rabbi David A. Teutsch, PhD Dr. Ellen M. Umansky Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, DD Dr. Ron Wolfson Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel Dr. Wendy Zierler

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