Kol Nidrei, Release and Renewal

By Michael Gottsegen

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 13, 2002

The author discusses the significance of Kol Nidrei--the prayer on Yom Kippur evening--as a release from commitments and an opportunity to renew obligations in one's private life. He asserts that the positive effects of this atonement and renewal process can also significantly affect one's public and political life, serving to combat cynicism and apathy.

Topic: Political Behavior, Ritual, Holidays, Politics

Name of Publication: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gottsegen, Michael. Kol Nidrei, Release and Renewal. CLAL Politics and Policy Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 13 September 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2120


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