Illuminations of Kol Nidrei in two Ashkenazi Mahzorim

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Abstract

The article focuses on "Kol nidrei," (All My Vows), a liturgical declaration recited on the eve of the Day of Atonement in the Jewish year and appeared in the thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Ashkenazi maḥzorim or prayer books. It mentions that "Kol nidrei" is part of the section containing the prayers for the High Holy Days and Sukkoth. The symbolisms that "Kol nidrei" has in each maḥzorim such as those of Michael Maḥzor and Padua Ashkenazi Maḥzor are discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalArs Judaica
Volume7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Jewish prayers & devotions
  • Kol nidrei
  • Mahzorim -- Texts
  • Symbolism in rabbinical literature
  • Yom Kippur

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