In the first half of the 20th century Egypt was one of the most important cultural centers in the Middle East. Among the most prominent artists, performers, singers and writers were many of the Jewish community. One of these internationally acclaimed singer was Laila Murad, a Karaite Jew. Her Piut (liturgy) for Yom Kippur, El Nora Alila, was well known across the Jewish middle eastern world. We will discuss her, the piut, the role of women during the high holiday prayers and rituals as well as the connection between Yom Kippur and Muslim traditions and customs.