The Piyyut (Poem) Akdamut Milin: The Enigma and Perseverance of Tradition

In this article, that originally appeared at http://thetorah.com/akdamut-milin/, Duke Professor Laura Lieber gives a fascinating historical account of the famous and enigmatic piyyut—liturgical poem or hymn—of the Shavuot festival, Akdamut Milin. Listen to the Poem here אקדמות מלין ושריות שותא אולא שקלנא חרמן ורשותא “An introduction of words and a beginning of speech: From the…