The Mystery Tucked Inside a Powerful High Holy Day Prayer https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2021/09/the-mystery-tucked-inside-a-powerful-high-holy-day-prayer/

Apart from Kol Nidrei, no High Holy Day prayer is better known than Un’taneh Tokef. But there’s a puzzle at its heart.

September 14, 2021 | Philologos
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Orthodox Jews praying on the last day of Rosh Hashanah on the bank of the San river in Dynow, Poland on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

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