Tamar offers these points from Who By Fire: Listen To Leonard Cohen’s Prayer [via Google Translate] (Ynet: Sept 18, 2017):
- “78 years ago (lacking one week) the 5 years old Leonard Cohen stood at the Yom Kippur service in Sha’ar Shamayim synagogue in Montreal, a synagogue that his grandfather established. He stood and heard the words of the Unetanneh Tokef prayer, and the impression must have been grand. Years later, after vising here [Israel] during the Yom Kippur War, he gave his version to the words of “Rabbi Amnon of Mayence.”
- According to the news site, this version is going to be performed on stage for the first time on September 27 as part of a show called “Broken Prayer” which they describe as a journey in LC’s prayer world, and it will be a part of a “Piyyut” festival in Jerusalem.