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2 Nov
Kol Nidre

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  2 Nov 98 02:18:00 -0800
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Subject: Kol Nidre

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[In case you don't know, the Kol Nidre is a prayer (in Aramaic) that is
 chanted to start the celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
 Leo Rosten sayd (in the _The Joys of Yiddish_):
	In synagogues and temples all around the globe, the cantor chants
    the Kol Nidre just before sunset on the eve of Yom Kippur.  He sings it
    three times, first softly, then louder, then fortissimo -- and the
    congregation responds antiphonally, reciting the prayer as a
	The Kol Nidre is chanted very solemnly, with more anguish than any
    other prayer ... The melody, as sung by the cantor in the falling
    twilight, is immensely moving.
- psl]

Forwarded-by: "Jack D. Doyle" <>
Forwarded-by: Yosef Steinberger <>
Forwarded-by: Steve Reichman <>

Gottlieb calls his Rabbi and says, "I know tonight is Kol Nidre, but tonight
the Yankees start the playoffs.  Rabbi, I'm a life long  Yankee fan.  I've
got to watch the Yankee game on TV".
The Rabbi responds, "Gottlieb, that's what VCRs are for."
Gottlieb is delighted.  "You mean I can tape Kol Nidre?"

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