Yom Kippur (the Day of Artonement) is a most solemn day of prayer and fasting. We wish all our friends “Gmar hatimah tova” (that they may be sealed in the Book of Life). As a moment of prayer for Yom Kippur, we present here some Yom Kippur prayers and music.

I. Kol Nidrei (All Vows) - a prayer with which the Yom Kippur eve liturgy begins. For the words of the prayer in Hebrew and many different renditions of the prayer:

See Hazmanah lePiyut for the Hebrew text (a website that serves as an archive of Jewish liturgical music)

Image1. Eyal Bitton sings Kol Nidrei (Morroccan)
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2. Steven Saxon sings Kol Nidrei (Ashkenaz)
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3. Rowna Sutton sings Kol Nidrei (a woman's voice)
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4. Mordechai Ben David sings Kol Nidrei
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5. The composer Max Bruch (1838-1920), a German Jew, composed a beautiful piece of music, inspired by the Yom Kippur liturgy, called Kol Nidrei. Here it is performed by the Vienna Philharmonic’s Women’s orchestra.
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II. Untaneh tokef - a prayer of the High Holy Days that is particularly dramatic, serving also as a confession of sin.

See Hazmanah lePiyut for the Hebrew text

1. Gevatron sings a modern version composed by Yair Rosenblum in memory of the war dead from the Yom Kippur War.
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II. Our Father Our King

Barbara Streisand sings
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