Music for the High Holidays

Oct 30, 2012

Elan Sherman, 9, covers his ears as his father, Cantor Philip Sherman, right, shows him how to blow the Shofar in New York. The Shofar is a ram's horn that is traditionally blown on Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year and at the end of Yom Kippur.
Credit AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

Music for the High Holidays is a new one-hour program for Rosh Hashanah (which begins at sundown on Sunday the 16th) and Yom Kippur.  It includes both traditional and composed music from Jewish services--including a brand new recording of Kol Nidre featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman -- as well as concert music based on High Holidays melodies.

Written and hosted by Classics for Kids host Naomi Lewin, Music for the High Holidays also explains a bit about the Jewish new year and its traditions. 

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