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Yom Kippur Song List

  • Videos
  • 1 min read

Mercy / Rachem   Vehi She’amda   Avinu Malkeinu   Ana Be’choach  

Kol Nidre

  • Prayers
  • 2 min read

The Kol Nidre is a controversial Aramaic prayer. Many Rabbis tried to prevent this prayer from the tradition. Although for the most part it is now accepted tradition from time to time the controversy still appears. Although it is suppose to be chanted many just read it as a personal confession.

Watch this brief video explaining this prayer.

Pinchas

Parsha Pinchas (Pinechas)

  • Parsha
  • 2 min read

Pinchas פִּינְחָס is the forty-first parsha in the annual reading cycle. It is the eighth reading in Bamidbar (Numbers).

Pinchas פִּינְחָס is the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron; Aaron’s grandson in today’s vernacular. His name is of uncertain origin. Yoel HaLevi, Bible historian and Orthodox Jew, states in his podcast, “Pinchas is a unique name and some people link these name to Egyptian names (He is discussing several names)….. What is very interesting here is the Egyptian names continued in the house of the priests. We see generations later in the house of Eli the name Pinchas shows up again and actually relates to maintaining certain names in the family.

Pinchas פִּינְחָס is the fifth word (counting the hyphenated words as one word) and the first distinctive word in the Hebrew text (see text below).