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Kol Nidre

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noun Kol Ni·dre \kōl-ˈni-(ˌ)drā, kȯl-, -drə; -ni-ˈdrā\

Definition of Kol Nidre

  1. :  a formula for the annulment of private vows chanted in the synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur



Origin and Etymology of kol nidre

Aramaic kol nidhrē all the vows; from the opening phrase of the prayer


First Known Use: 1881


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