Judaism: The Meaning of Kol Nidre
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:21 PM
An explanation of the most solemn prayer in Jewish liturgy.
Chief Rabbi Lord SacksRabbi Dr. Sacks is Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth since 1991, a member of the House of Lords since 2009. He has authored many books on Judaic thought, appears regularly in the British media and has kindly allowed us to post his essay on the Sabbath Torah reading each week.
Is there dissonance between the music and the words? Why is the prayer, really a statement, so important?