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Circumventing the Heavenly Tribunal

The Yom Kippur service begins with vidui (confession), which is recited before the final meal of erev Yom Kippur, and should ideally be recited again before nightfall.[1]  Vidui is an essential element of teshuva, and therefore a central theme of Yom Kippur, repeated a total of ten times over the course of the day (corresponding to the ten times that the Kohen Gadol uttered Hashem’s holy Name).[2]  On this ...

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