Additional Piyyutim for Use on the Yamim Noraim

Posted on: Wednesday August 3, 2016

Additional Piyyutim for Use on the Yamim Noraim

Although Mahzor Lev Shalem contains many more piyyutim than was true of the previous RA mahzor, several rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders have requested three additional piyyutim.  We are happy to be able to satisfy these requests and are publishing them online in a downloadable format. For convenience of use, the page setup is the same as that found in Mahzor Lev Shalem.

Omnam ken is recited as part of the selihot of the Kol Nidre evening service. It is the only piyyut to have been written in England that has entered the traditional mahzor.  Its author, Yom Tov Yitzhak of Joigny was martyred at York.

Imru Leilohim is recited before U'netanah Tokef. It may have been written by Meshullam ben Kalonymus which would make it one of the earliest Ashkenazic piyyutim.

Mareh Kohen is of anonymous authorship and is recited at the conclusion of the Avodah service.

Feel free to use any or all of these.

Rabbi Ed Feld, Senior Editor, Mahzor Lev Shalem for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur