Posted by Heshy Fried on Sep 17, 2010 in | 5 comments
There are dozens of kol nidre videos on You Tube, here are some interesting one’s for your enjoyment.
Wow, those were BEAUTIFUL! I had only heard the Jazz Singer one before and I had no idea if they were singing a song, a prayer or what. That last one is the best!
I liked the first one. Those candles, the rain, the shadows, it’s like A Bela Lugosi Yom Kippur.
I can never get into kol nidre. It’s a nice tune and it draws you in to think about the words, and it’s – Hatoras Nedarim.
First off, not inspirational material at all. Second, didn’t we do that already?
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I liked the first one..
I like the third one, but I definitely prefer listening to cantorial music anywhere but in shul.
The “Moroccan Kol Nidrei” video is interesting. Sounds like a Gregorian chant, which says to me that it was brought to North Africa by Spanish exiles after 1391 or 1492. A number of the Spanish/Portuguese tunes (I used to attend the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in NYC at times) sound like Gregorian chant. Which shouldn’t be that surprising, it seems to have been the liturgical music of medieval Western Europe – English plainsong is also similar.
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