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the infamous Kol Nidre nullification of oaths


As you may discern for yourself, the accurate translation of the talmudic Kol Nidre prayer is a Yom Kippur (New Year) prayer asking God’s forgiveness in advance for all the lies, deceits, and swindling that the ‘penitent’ will do in the year ahead. The Kol Nidre is closely connected to the “sin chicken” ritual of kapparot.


“All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called ḳonam, ḳonas, or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not bind us nor have power over us. The vows shall not be reckoned vows; the obligations shall not be obligatory; nor the oaths be oaths.”

From the 1906 edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia


You can, of course, read the usual rabbinical dissimulation (see: Lying to Gentiles) that the Kol Nidre prayer, like the anti-Gentile imprecations of the Torah, doesn’t really mean what it says:





There are many excellent articles about this central deceit of the Jewish “high holy day”:


Yom Kippur “Eve” Superstitions of Pagan Judaism



Yom Kippur and the Kol Nidrei Liar’s Liturgy



Benedict’s Elder Brothers and their Voodoo Ritual



Judaic ‘Repentance’ Voodoo 2012/5773



Kaparot and Yom Kippur: Voodoo and Perjury in Judaism