Sanofi Fall 2020 Wide

U'Netaneh Tokef: Living Our Prayers (Yom Kippur 5781)

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Sep 22, 2020
 
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For nearly a millennium, authorship of U’Netaneh Tokef has been attributed to Rav Amnon of Mainz, the leader of his German Jewish community, which experienced horrific destruction during the First Crusade. Yet evidence suggests that the words were most likely written by the great poet Yannai, who lived in the Land of Israel sometime between the fourth and seventh centuries. If so, why do we generally identify Rav Amnon as the author? Especially when research shows that even those who related the story probably had knowledge of the prayer’s actual author and origin? The answer is because Rav Amnon of Mainz and indeed his entire community personified the deeds and actions attributed to him in U’Netaneh Tokef.

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Alan and Fran Broder and family to commemorate the yahrzeit of their great-grandfather, Raphael Greenspon, A'H and by Robyn Rice to mark the yahrtzeit of her mother Asnat bas Joseph and by Sue Ginsburg l'ilui nishmat her parents ניסן ישראל בן משה ושיינא ולאה בת יוסף ושרה