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 was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth 199-2013 and 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 as well as other sermons.
Is there dissonance between the music and the words? Why is the prayer, really a statement, so important?