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Unetaneh Tokef: Text, Interpretation & Meaning

Commentary On Unetaneh Tokef - The High Holiday’s Scariest Prayer

At the center of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer services is the passage "Unetaneh Tokef," literally, “let us speak of the awesomeness.” The powerful and dramatic prayer borrows imagery from the story of Elijah on Mt. Carmel. A closer look at this biblical story sheds light on God's relationship with His people, a relationship of justice and mercy. Join Rabbi Fohrman as he helps us understand the prayer of "Unetaneh Tokef" in a deeper way.

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Rabbi David Fohrman

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