The centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur’s Kol Nidre. – By Michael Weiss – Slate Magazine

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Antisemites’ Favorite Jewish Prayer: “For observant Jews, Kol Nidre represents the liturgical kickoff for Yom Kippur (opening services are named for the prayer, which means “All vows”), a repetitive and crescendoing piece of Aramaic recited before sunset on the Day of Atonement. For anti-Semites, it’s evidence that Jews are duplicitous and two-faced.” (Slate)