Yom Kippur Blessings

blessings

The evening service is called “Kol Nidre” it is also the name of the famous prayer. The cantor chants Kol Nidre which is hundreds of years old and unlike any other prayer that we hear in synagogue.

כָּל נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרֵי, וּשְבוּעֵי, וַחֲרָמֵי, וְקוֹנָמֵי, וְקוּנָסֵי, וְכִנוּיֵי, דְאִנְַרְנָא,
וּדְאִשְתַּבַּעְנָא, וּדְאַחֲרִמְנָא עַל נַפְשָׁתָנָא.
מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִים שֶׁעָבַר עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים זֶה,
מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִם זֶה עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים הַבָּא עָלֵינוּ לְטוֹבָה.
בְּכֻלְהוֹן אִחֲרַטְנָא בְהוֹן. כֻּלְהוֹן יְהוֹן שָׁרָן,
שְׁבִיקין, שְׁבִיתִין, בְּטֵלִן וּמְבֻטָלִין, לָא שְׁרִירִין, וְלָא קַיָמִין.
נִדְרָנָא לָא נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרָנָא לָא אֱסָרֵי, וּשְׁבוּעָתָנָא לָא שְׁבוּעוֹת.

Kol Nidrey ve-esarey va-ha-ramey v’konamey v’hinu-yey v’kinusey u-sh’vuot, di-n’darna u-d’ish-t’vana, u-d’ah-rimna, v’di-asarna al naf-sha-tana mi-yom kipurim sheh-avar ad yom kipurim zeh ha-ba aleynu l’tovah, kol-hon ih-ratna v’hon, kol-hon y’hon sharan. Sh’vikin, sh’vitin, b’teylin u-m’vutalin, la sh’ririn v’la ka-yamin Nidrana la nidrey, ve-esarana la esarey, u-sh’vuatana la sh’vuot.

All vows, oaths, and promises which we made to G-d from last Yom Kippur to this Yom Kippur and were not able to fulfil – may all such vows between ourselves and G-d be annulled. May they be void and of no effect. May we be absolved of them and released from them. May these vows not be considered vows, these oaths not be considered oaths, and these promises not be considered promises.