Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On Yom Kippur: Moishe Oysher's Shema Koleinu

Cantor Moishe Oysher [1906-1958] sings Shema Koleinu ("Hear our Voice''), which forms part of the service during Yom Kippur. It is a cry from the heart and soul to God to display pity and compassion and accept, with compassion and favour, the prayers of the Jewish People. It is essentially a plaintive cry to God to remember the Jewish People, a reminder of his everlasting and eternal Covenant. Today is Yom Kippur ( יוֹם כִּפּוּר‎‎), also known as the Day of Atonement
(יום הכיפורים), the holiest day of the year for the Jewish People.

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