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K'vakarat (1994): Notes
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K'vakarat is the last paragraph of the prayer that epitomizes the central theme of the High Holidays. The whole prayer is known as Un'tahne Tokef Kedushat Hayom ("We will observe the mighty holiness of this day"). Tradition ascribes this prayer to Rabbi Amnon of Mayence (XV century of our era) who uttered it in his last moments as he lay dying in martirdom.