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A Pluralistic Saturday Morning Service by Max Katz

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Modeh Ani

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מודה אני לפניך מלך חי וקים שהחזרת בי נשמתי בחמלה, רבה אמונתך.
Modeh ani lifanecha melech chai v'kayam shehechezarta bi nishmahti b'chemlah, rabah emunatecha.
English translation: I offer thanks before you, living and eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me; Your faithfulness is great.

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Mah Tovu מה טבו

“Mah Tovu” is a song meant to express your gratitude for being able to join in prayer. It is a sign of reverence and appreciation for the house of prayer.

How good are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel! As for me, in the abundance of Your love, I will enter Your house: I will worship toward Your holy temple out of reverence for You. Adonai, I love residing in Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells. I will worship and bow down: I will bend my knee before Adonai, my Maker. May my prayer to You, Adonai, be acceptable: God, in the abundance of Your lovingkindness, answer me with the truth of Your salvation.

Mah tovu ohalecha ya-akov, mishk'notecha yisra-eil. Va-ani b'rov chasd'cha avo veitecha, eshtachaveh el heichol kodsh'cha b'yiratecha. Adonai ahavti m'on beitecha, um'kom mishkan k'vodecha. Va-ani eshtachaveh v'echra-ah, evr'chah lifnei Adonai osi. Va-ani t'filati l'cha Adonai, eit ratzon, elohim b'rav chasdecha, aneini be-emet yishecha.

מַה טֹּֽבוּ אֹהָלֶֽיךָ יַעֲקֹב, מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶֽיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל. וַאֲנִי בְּרֹב חַסְדְּךָ אָבוֹא בֵיתֶֽךָ, אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה אֶל הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ בְּיִרְאָתֶֽךָ. יְיָ אָהַֽבְתִּי מְעוֹן בֵּיתֶֽךָ, וּמְקוֹם מִשְׁכַּן כְּבוֹדֶֽךָ. וַאֲנִי אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה וְאֶכְרָֽעָה, אֶבְרְכָה לִפְנֵי יְיָ עֹשִׂי. וַאֲנִי תְפִלָּתִי לְךָ יְיָ, עֵת רָצוֹן, אֱלֹהִים בְּרָב חַסְדֶּֽךָ, עֲנֵֽנִי בֶּאֱמֶת יִשְׁעֶֽךָ.

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Can't Buy Me Love

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Mah Tovu is about being grateful for everything we have and recognizing that love surpasses all materialistic needs. We are grateful for the love of our family and friends; love is so deeply instilled in our lives that we could not trade it for anything.

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Nissim B'chol Yom נסים בכל יום

Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, who gave God's creations the understanding to distinguish between night and day.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has made me in the image of God.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, natan lesachvi vina l’hav’chin bein yom u’vein lailah.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, she’asani b’tzelemo.


בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, נָתַן לַשֶכְוִי בִינָה לְהַבְחִין בֵּין יוֹם וּבֵין לָיְלָה.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶעָשַנִי בְצֶלֶמַוֹ.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has made me a Jew.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, she’asani Yisrael.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶעָשַנִי יִשְרַאֵל.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has made me to be free.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, she’asani ben/bat Chorin.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶעָשַנִי בֶּן / בַּת חוֹרִין.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who helps the blind to see.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, pokeach ivrim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, פּוֹקֵחַ עִוְרִים.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who clothes the naked.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, malbish arumim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, מַלבִּיש עֲרֻמִם.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who frees the captive.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, matir asurim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, מַתִיר אֲסורִים.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who lifts up the fallen.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, zokef k’fufim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, זוֹקֵף כְּפוּפִים.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who spreads the earth upon the waters.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, roka ha’aretz al hamayim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, רוֹקַע הָאָֽרֶץ עַל הַמָּֽיִם.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who provides for all our needs.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, she’asah li kol-tzorki.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁעָֽשָׂה לִי כָּל צָרְכִּי.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who makes firm our steps.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, ha’mevin metzadei gaver.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַמֵּכִין מִצְעֲדֵי גָֽבֶר.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who girds Israel with strength.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, ozer Yisrael b’givura.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אוֹזֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּגְבוּרָה.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who crowns Israel with splendor.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, oter Yisrael b’tifara.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, עוֹטֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּתִפְאָרָה.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who gives strength to the weary.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, hanoten l’ya’ef koach.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַנּוֹתֵן לַיָּעֵף כֹּֽחַ.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who removes sleep from the eyes, slumber from the eyelids.

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, hama’avir sheina me’einai utnuma me’afapai.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַמַּעֲבִיר שֵׁנָה מֵעֵינָי וּתְנוּמָה מֵעַפְעַפָּי.

Pesukei D'zimrah

Halleluyah (Psalm 150) הללויה

Praise! Praise! Praise!
All my soul praises You. Praise, praise God!

Hal’lu hal’lu hal’lu,
hal’lu hal’lu hal’lu
Hal’lu hal’lu hal’lu,
hal’lu hal’lu hal’lu
Kol hanshamah, t’halelyah,
hal’lu haleluyah!
Kol hanshamah, t’halelyah,
hal’lu haleluyah

הַלְלו הַלְלו הַלְלו
הַלְלו הַלְלו הַלְלו
הַלְלו הַלְלו הַלְלו
הַלְלו הַלְלו הַלְלו
כֹל הַנשַמַה תְהַלֵל יַה.
הַלְלו הַלְלויַה!
כֹל הַנשַמַה תְהַלֵל יַה.
הַלְלו הַלְלויַה!

Ashrei אשרי

Those who dwell in Your house are happy and will be forever praising You. Happy are those who are part of Your people. Happy is the people whose God is the Sovereign.

Ashrei yosh'vei veitecha, od y'hal'lucha selah. Ashrei ha-am shekachah lo, ashrei ha-am she-adonai elohav.

אַשְׁרֵי יוֹשְׁבֵי בֵיתֶֽךָ, עוֹד יְהַלְלֽוּךָ סֶּֽלָה. אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם שֶׁכָּֽכָה לּוֹ, אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם שֶׁיְיָ אֱלֹהָיו.

I will praise You, my God and Sovereign and will bless Your Name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and praise Your Name forever and ever.

T'hilah l'david, aromimcha elohai hamelech, va-avar'chah shimcha l'olam va-ed. B'chol yom avar'cheka, va-ahal'lah shimcha l'olam va-ed.

תְּהִלָּה לְדָוִד, אֲרוֹמִמְךָ אֱלוֹהַי הַמֶּֽלֶךְ, וַאֲבָרְכָה שִׁמְךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. בְּכָל יוֹם אֲבָרְכֶֽךָּ, וַאֲהַלְלָה שִׁמְךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.

Adonai is great and deserving of excessive praise. God’s greatness lasts throughout the generations. One generation shall describe Your holy acts to another, and shall declare Your acts mighty.

Gadol Adonai um'hulal m'od, v'ligdulato ein cheiker. Dor l'dor y'shabach ma-asecha, ug'vurotecha yagidu.

גָּדוֹל יְיָ וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד, וְלִגְדֻלָּתוֹ אֵין חֵֽקֶר. דּוֹר לְדוֹר יְשַׁבַּח מַעֲשֶֽׂיךָ, וּגְבוּרֹתֶֽיךָ יַגִּֽידוּ.

I will meditate on Your majestic glory, and Your marvelous deeds.

Hadar k'vod hodecha, v'divrei nifl'otecha asichah.

הֲדַר כְּבוֹד הוֹדֶֽךָ, וְדִבְרֵי נִפְלְאֹתֶֽיךָ אָשִֽׂיחָה.

People will speak of the might of Your tremendous acts and will recount Your greatness. They will speak of Your famous goodness, and will exult in Your righteousness.

Ve-ezuz nor'otecha yomeiru, ug'dulat'cha asap'renah. Zecher rav tuv'cha yabiu, v'tzidkat'cha y'raneinu.

וֶעֱזוּז נוֹרְאוֹתֶֽיךָ יֹאמֵֽרוּ, וּגְדֻלָּתְךָ אֲסַפְּרֶֽנָּה. זֶֽכֶר רַב טוּבְךָ יַבִּֽיעוּ, וְצִדְקָתְךָ יְרַנֵּֽנוּ.

Adonai is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and full of great lovingkindness. Adonai is good to all and exudes tender mercy through God’s holy work.

Chanun v'rachum Adonai, erech apayim ug'dol chased. Tov Adonai lakol, v'rachamav al kol ma-asav.

חַנּוּן וְרַחוּם יְיָ, אֶֽרֶךְ אַפַּֽיִם וּגְדָל חָֽסֶד. טוֹב יְיָ לַכֹּל, וְרַחֲמָיו עַל כָּל מַעֲשָׂיו.

All Your works will give thanks to You, O God, and Your loved ones will bless You.

Yoducha Adonai kol ma-asecha, vachasidecha y'var'chuchah

יוֹדֽוּךָ יְיָ כָּל מַעֲשֶֽׂיךָ, וַחֲסִידֶֽיךָ יְבָרְכֽוּכָה.

They will speak of Your glory and Your power to make known to the world God’s mighty acts, and the majestic glory of the divine kingdom.

K'vod malchut'cha yomeiru, ug'vurat'cha y'dabeiru. L'hodi-a livnei ha-adam g'vurotav, uch'vod hadar malchuto.

כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתְךָ יֹאמֵֽרוּ, וּגְבוּרָתְךָ יְדַבֵּֽרוּ. לְהוֹדִֽיעַ לִבְנֵי הָאָדָם גְּבוּרֹתָיו, וּכְבוֹד הֲדַר מַלְכוּתוֹ.

Your sovereignty is everlasting. Your reign endures throughout all generations.

Malchut'cha malchut kol olamim, umemshalt'cha b'chol dor vador.

מַלְכוּתְךָ מַלְכוּת כָּל עוֹלָמִים, וּמֶמְשַׁלְתְּךָ בְּכָל דֹּר וָדֹר.

Adonai supports all who fall and raises up all those who are bowed down. The eyes of all remain fixed upon You and You give them their food when the time is right.

Someich Adonai l'chol hanof'lim, v'zokeif l'chol hak'fufim. Einei chol eilecha y'sabeiru, v'atah notein lahem et ach'lam b'ito.

סוֹמֵךְ יְיָ לְכָל הַנֹּפְלִים, וְזוֹקֵף לְכָל הַכְּפוּפִים. עֵֽינֵי כֹל אֵלֶֽיךָ יְשַׂבֵּֽרוּ, וְאַתָּה נוֹתֵן לָהֶם אֶת אָכְלָם בְּעִתּוֹ.

You open Your hand and spread Your favor over all living creatures. Adonai is righteous in every way and works only through love.

Potei-ach et yadecha, umasbi-a l'chol chai ratzon. Tzadik Adonai b'chol d'rachav, v'chasid b'chol ma-asav.

פּוֹתֵֽחַ אֶת יָדֶֽךָ, וּמַשְׂבִּֽיעַ לְכָל חַי רָצוֹן. צַדִּיק יְיָ בְּכָל דְּרָכָיו, וְחָסִיד בְּכָל מַעֲשָׂיו.

Adonai is near to all who call in truth.

Karov Adonai l'chol kor'av, l'chol asher yikrauhu ve-emet.

קָרוֹב יְיָ לְכָל קֹרְאָיו, לְכֹל אֲשֶׁר יִקְרָאֻֽהוּ בֶאֱמֶת.

Adonai’s reverent followers will have their desires fulfilled. God will hear their cries and will save them. All who love Adonai will be protected, but all the wicked will be destroyed.

R'tzon y'rei-av ya-aseh, v'et shavatam yishma v'yoshi-eim. Shomeir Adonai et kol ohavav, v'eit kol har'shaim yashmid.

רְצוֹן יְרֵאָיו יַעֲשֶׂה, וְאֶת שַׁוְעָתָם יִשְׁמַע וְיוֹשִיעֵם. שׁוֹמֵר יְיָ אֶת כָּל אֹהֲבָיו, וְאֵת כָּל הָרְשָׁעִים יַשְׁמִיד.

(Reader) My mouth shall express praise for Adonai. May all of humanity learn to bless God’s holy Name forever and ever. We will bless Adonai from this time forth and forevermore. Praise God!

T'hilat Adonai y'daber pi, vivareich kol basar sheim kod'sho l'olam va-ed.
Va-anachnu n'vareich yah, mei-atah v'ad olam, hal'luyah.

(Reader) תְּהִלַּת יְיָ יְדַבֶּר פִּי, וִיבָרֵךְ כָּל בָּשָׂר שֵׁם קָדְשׁוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. וַאֲנַֽחְנוּ נְבָרֵךְ יָהּ, מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם, הַלְלוּיָהּ.

Chatzi Kaddish חצי קדיש

Magnified and sanctified is God’s great name in the world created according to Divine will. May God’s majesty reign during your lifetime and throughout your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily and soon, and let us say, Amen.

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'meih raba. B'al'ma di v'ra chiruteih, v'yamlich malchuteih b'chayeichon uv'yomeichon uv'chayei d'chol beit yisra-eil, ba-agala uvizman kariv, v'imru amein.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵיהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵיהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Recited by the Chazzan and community in unison.

Let God’s great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Y'hei sh'meih raba m'varach l'alam ul'al'mei al'maya.

יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

May the name of the Holy One be blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded: yet, we remember that God exists well beyond any (exceedingly beyond, in fact) the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that we say here on earth; and let us say, Amen.

Yitbarach v'yishtabach v'yitpa-ar v'yitromam v'yitnasei v'yithadar v'yitaleh v'yithalal sh'meih d'kudsha b'rich hu, l'eila min kol birchata v'shirata tushb'chata v'nechemata, da-amiran b'al'ma, v'imru amein.

יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵֽלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Sh'ma and Its Blessings

Bar'chu ברכו

Rise for the Bar’chu
Reader:
Bow at “Bar’chu” and straighten back up at “Adonai.”

Praise be the One to whom our praise is due.

Bar'chu et Adonai hamvorach.

בָּרְכוּ אֶת יְיָ הַמְבֹרָךְ.

Congregation first, and then Reader repeats after all are seated.
Bow at “Baruch” and straighten back up at “Adonai.”

Praise be the One to whom our praise is due now and forever!

Baruch Adonai ham'vorach l'olam va-ed.


בָּרוּךְ יְיָ הַמְּבֹרָךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.

Ahavah Rabbah אהבה רבה

You have loved us with abounding love, Adonai our God. You have shown us great and overflowing tenderness. O our Master, our Ruler, for our ancestors’ sake, who trusted in You, and whom You taught the statutes of life, be also gracious to us and teach us. O Merciful One, ever compassionate, have mercy on us. Put it into our hearts to understand and to discern, to mark, learn and teach, to heed, to do and to fulfil in love all the words of instruction in Your Torah. Enlighten our eyes in Your Torah, and let our hearts cling to Your commandments, and unify our hearts. Let us love and revere Your Name, so that we will never be put to shame. Because we have trusted in Your holy, great and revered Name, we shall rejoice and be glad in Your saving power. Bring us in peace from the four corners of the earth, and make us go upright to our land, for You are a God who works salvation. You have chosen us from all peoples and tongues, (Reader) and have brought us near to Your great Name forever in faithfulness, that we might in love give thanks to You and proclaim Your unity. Blessed are You, Adonai, who has chosen Your people Israel in love.

Ahavah rabah ahavtanu, Adonai eloheinu, chemlah g'dolah viteirah chamalta aleinu. Avinu malkeinu, ba-avur avoteinu shebat'chu v'cha, vat'lam'deim chukei chayim, kein t'chaneinu ut'lam'deinu. Avinu, ha-av harachaman, hamracheim, racheim aleinu, v'tein b'libeinu l'havin ul'haskil, lishmoa, lilmod ul'lameid, lishmor v'la-asot ul'kayeim et kol divrei talmud toratecha b'ahavah. V'ha-eir eineinu b'toratecha, v'dabeik libeinu b'mitzvotecha, v'yacheid l'vaveinu l'ahavah ul'yirah et sh'mecha, v'lo neivosh l'olam va-ed. Ki v'sheim kodsh'cha hagadol v'hanora batach'nu, nagilah v'nism'chah bishuatecha. Vahavi-einu l'shalom mei-arba kanfot ha-aretz, v'tolicheinu kom'miyut l'artzeinu, ki eil poeil y'shuot atah, uvanu vacharta mikol am v'lashon. V'keiravtanu l'shimcha hagadol selah be-emet, l'hodot l'cha ul'yachedcha b'ahavah. Baruch atah Adonai, habocheir b'amo yisra-eil b'ahavah.

אַהֲבָה רַבָּה אֲהַבְתָּֽנוּ, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, חֶמְלָה גְדוֹלָה וִיתֵרָה חָמַֽלְתָּ עָלֵֽינוּ. אָבִֽינוּ מַלְכֵּֽנוּ, בַּעֲבוּר אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ שֶׁבָּטְחוּ בְךָ, וַתְּלַמְּדֵם חֻקֵּי חַיִּים, כֵּן תְּחָנֵּֽנוּ וּתְלַמְּדֵֽנוּ. אָבִֽינוּ, הָאָב הָרַחֲמָן, הַמְרַחֵם, רַחֵם עָלֵֽינוּ, וְתֵן בְּלִבֵּֽנוּ לְהָבִין וּלְהַשְׂכִּיל, לִשְׁמֹֽעַ, לִלְמֹד וּלְלַמֵּד, לִשְׁמֹר וְלַעֲשׂוֹת וּלְקַיֵּם אֶת כָּל דִּבְרֵי תַלְמוּד תּוֹרָתֶֽךָ בְּאַהֲבָה. וְהָאֵר עֵינֵֽינוּ בְּתוֹרָתֶֽךָ, וְדַבֵּק לִבֵּֽנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתֶֽיךָ, וְיַחֵד לְבָבֵֽנוּ לְאַהֲבָה וּלְיִרְאָה אֶת שְׁמֶֽךָ, וְלֹא נֵבוֹשׁ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. כִּי בְשֵׁם קָדְשְׁךָ הַגָּדוֹל וְהַנּוֹרָא בָּטָֽחְנוּ, נָגִֽילָה וְנִשְׂמְחָה בִּישׁוּעָתֶֽךָ. וַהֲבִיאֵֽנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם מֵאַרְבַּע כַּנְפוֹת הָאָֽרֶץ, וְתוֹלִיכֵֽנוּ קוֹמְמִיּוּת לְאַרְצֵֽנוּ, כִּי אֵל פּוֹעֵל יְשׁוּעוֹת אָֽתָּה, וּבָֽנוּ בָחַֽרְתָּ מִכָּל עַם וְלָשׁוֹן. (Reader) וְקֵרַבְתָּֽנוּ לְשִׁמְךָ הַגָּדוֹל סֶֽלָה בֶּאֱמֶת, לְהוֹדוֹת לְךָ וּלְיַחֶדְךָ בְּאַהֲבָה. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַבּוֹחֵר בְּעַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּאַהֲבָה.

Sh'ma שמע

The first line of the Sh'ma is recited out loud and in unison, with the right hand covering the eyes.

Hear, O Israel: Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.

Sh'ma Yisra-eil, Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad.

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, יְיָ אֶחָד.

In an undertone:

Blessed is God’s glory forever and ever.

Baruch sheim k'vod malchuto l'olam va-ed.

בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.

V'Ahavta ואהבת

And you shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart: and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates.

V'ahavta eit Adonai elohecha, b'chol l'vav'cha, uv'chol nafsh'cha, uv'chol m'odecha. V'hayu had'varim ha-eileh, asher anochi m'tzav'cha Hayom, al l'vavecha. V'shinantam l'vanecha, v'dibarta bam, b'shivt'cha b'veitecha, uv'lecht'cha vaderech, uv'shochb'cha, uv'kumecha. Uk'shartam l'ot al yadecha, v'hayu l'totafot bein einecha. Uch'tavtam al m'zuzot beitecha uvisharecha.

וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת יְיָ אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ, בְּכָל לְבָבְךָ, וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶֽךָ. וְהָיוּ הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵֽלֶּה, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיּוֹם, עַל לְבָבֶֽךָ. וְשִׁנַּנְתָּם לְבָנֶֽיךָ, וְדִבַּרְתָּ בָּם, בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ בְּבֵיתֶֽךָ, וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ בַדֶּֽרֶךְ, וּבְשָׁכְבְּךָ, וּבְקוּמֶֽךָ. וּקְשַׁרְתָּם לְאוֹת עַל יָדֶֽךָ, וְהָיוּ לְטֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֶֽיךָ. וּכְתַבְתָּם עַל מְזֻזוֹת בֵּיתֶֽךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶֽיךָ.

Star of David

Mi Chamochah מי כמכה

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Who is like you among the mighty? Who is like you glorious and holy? Who is like you revered in praise and performing wondrous miracles? With a new song the redeemed people praised Your Name at the seashore. They all gave thanks in unison, and proclaimed Your sovereignty, and said: Adonai shall reign forever and ever!

Mi chamochah ba-eilim Adonai, mi kamochah nedar bakodesh, nora t'hilot, oseih fele. Shirah chadashah shib'chu g'ulim l'shimcha al s'fat hayam, yachad kulam hodu v'himlichu v'am'ru: Adonai yimloch l'olam va-ed.

מִי כָמֹֽכָה בָּאֵלִם יְיָ, מִי כָּמֹֽכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּֽדֶשׁ, נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת, עֹֽשֵׂה פֶֽלֶא. שִׁירָה חֲדָשָׁה שִׁבְּחוּ גְאוּלִים לְשִׁמְךָ עַל שְׂפַת הַיָּם, יַֽחַד כֻּלָּם הוֹדוּ וְהִמְלִֽיכוּ וְאָמְרוּ: יְיָ יִמְלֹךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.

Take three steps back while saying "tzur yisrael" in preparation for the Amidah.

Rock of Israel, arise to the help of Israel, and deliver according to your promise, Judah and Israel. Our Redeemer, the Master of hosts is God's Name, the Holy One of Israel. Blessed are you, Adonai, who has redeemed Israel.

Tzur yisra-eil, kumah b'ezrat yisra-eil, uf'deih chinumecha y'hudah v'yisra-eil. Goaleinu Adonai tz'va-ot sh'mo, k'dosh yisra-eil. Baruch atah Adonai ga-al yisra-eil.

צוּר יִשְׂרָאֵל, קֽוּמָה בְּעֶזְרַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, וּפְדֵה כִנְאֻמֶךָ יְהוּדָה וְיִשְׂרָאֵל. גֹּאֲלֵנוּ יְיָ צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ, קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל. (Reader) בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ גָּאַל יִשְׂרָאֵל.

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE:
Sounds of laughter shades of life are ringing through my open ears
Exciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on, across the universe
Jai Guru Deva OM

In Across the Universe, written by John Lennon, the Beatles celebrate the beauty of life. They thank their god: “Jai Guru Deva OM – Victory to God Divine” and rejoice freedom through music just as Miriam did as she was leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

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The Amidah

Avot v'Imahot אבות ואמהות

Rise for the Amidah and face the Ark.

In some communities it is customary to take three steps backward, then three steps forward and remain standing with your feet together through the entire Amidah.

Adonai, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Adonay s'fatai tiftach ufi yagid t'hilatecha.

אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶֽךָ.

IN SOME COMMUNITIES IT IS CUSTOMARY TO BEGIN THIS PRAYER WITH BOWING TOWARDS THE ARK.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God and God of our ancestors: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sara, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel. The great, mighty and revered God, the most high God, who bestows lovingkindness, and is Master over all things; who remembers the pious deeds of the patriarchs and matriarchs, and in love will redeem us for their sake. O Ruler, Helper, Saviour and Shield. Blessed are You, Adonai, the Shield of Abraham and Sara.

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, elohei avraham, elohei yitzchak, veilohei ya-akov, elohei sara, elohei rivka, elohei leia, veilohi rachel, ha-eil hagadol hagibor v'hanora, eil elyon, gomeil chasadim tovim, v'koneih hakol, v'zocheir chasdei avot v’imahot, umeivi goeil livnei v'neihem, l'ma-an sh'mo b'ahavah. Melech ozeir umoshi-a umagein. Baruch atah Adonai, magein avraham v’ez-rat sara.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ ואִמּוֹתֲינוּ, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם, אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק, וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, אֱלֹהֵי שָּׂרָה, אֱלֹהֵי רִבְקָה, אֱלֹהֵי לֵאָה וֵאלֹהֵי רָחֵל, הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, גּוֹמֵל חֲסָדִים טוֹבִים, וְקֹנֵה הַכֹּל, וְזוֹכֵר חַסְדֵי אָבוֹת וְאִמָּהוֹת, וּמֵבִיא גוֹאֵל לִבְנֵי בְנֵיהֶם, לְמַֽעַן שְׁמוֹ בְּאַהֲבָה. מֶֽלֶךְ עוֹזֵר וּמוֹשִֽׁיעַ וּמָגֵן. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, מָגֵן אַבְרָהָם וְעֶזְרַת שָּׂרָה.

G'vurot גבורות

You, O God, are mighty forever, all life is Your gift, and amazing is your saving abilities.
Winter: You cause the wind to blow and the rain to fall.
Summer: You cause the wind to blow and the dew to fall.
You sustain the living with lovingkindness, and revitalize us all with life. You support the falling, cure the sick, free the captive, and keep Your faith with those who sleep in the dust. Who is like You, Doer of mighty acts? Who resembles You, O Sovereign, who dictates between life and death, offering us salvation?
Faithful are You in revitalizing us all with life. Blessed are You, Adonai, Source of all life.

Atah gibor l'olam adonay, m'chayeih hakol (meitim) atah, rav l'hoshi-a.
Winter:Mashiv haruach umorid hageshem.
Summer: Mashiv haruach umorid hatal.
M'chalkeil chayim b'chesed, m'chayeih hakol (meitim) b'rachamim rabim, someich nof'lim, v'rofei cholim, umatir asurim, um'kayeim emunato lisheinei afar, mi chamocha ba-al g'vurot umi domeh lach, melech meimit um'chayeh umatzmi-ach y'shuah. V'ne-eman atah l'hachayot hakol (meitim). Baruch atah Adonai, m'chayeih hakol (ha-meitim).

אַתָּה גִּבּוֹר לְעוֹלָם אֲדֹנָי, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל (מֵתִים) אַֽתָּה, רַב לְהוֹשִֽׁיעַ.
:Winterמַשִּׁיב הָרֽוּחַ וּמוֹרִיד הַגֶּֽשֶׁם.
:Summerמַשִּׁיב הָרֽוּחַ וּמוֹרִיד הַטַל.
מְכַלְכֵּל חַיִּים בְּחֶֽסֶד, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל (מֵתִים) בְּרַחֲמִים רַבִּים, סוֹמֵךְ נוֹפְלִים, וְרוֹפֵא חוֹלִים, וּמַתִּיר אֲסוּרִים, וּמְקַיֵּם אֱמוּנָתוֹ לִישֵׁנֵי עָפָר, מִי כָמֽוֹךָ בַּֽעַל גְּבוּרוֹת וּמִי דּֽוֹמֶה לָּךְ, מֶֽלֶךְ מֵמִית וּמְחַיֶּה וּמַצְמִֽיחַ יְשׁוּעָה. וְנֶאֱמָן אַתָּה לְהַחֲיוֹת הַכֹּל (מֵתִים). בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל (הַמֵּתִים).

Kedusha קדושה

In some communities it is customary to rise up on your toes each time you say “Kadosh,” and at “Baruch.”

We will sanctify Your Name in the world, even as they sanctify It in the highest heavens, as it is written by the hand of Your prophet: And they called to each other and said: holy, holy, holy is Adonai above all. The whole earth radiates God’s glory. Then with a noise of great rushing, mighty and strong, they make their voices heard, and, upraising themselves towards the Seraphim, they exclaim: blessed be the glory of Adonai from high places. From Your place shine forth, O our Sovereign, and reign over us, for we wait for You. When will You reign in Zion? Speedily, even in our days, go dwell there, and stay forever.

N'kadeish et shimcha ba-olam, k'sheim shemakdishim oto bishmei marom, kakatuv al yad n'vi-echa, v'kara zeh el zeh v'amar: Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh, adonai tz'va-ot, m'lo chol ha-aretz k'vodo. Az b'kol ra-ash gadol adir v'chazak, mashmiim kol, mitnasim l'umat s'rafim, l'umatam baruch yomeiru: Baruch k'vod adonai mim'komo. Mim'kom'cha malkeinu tofi-a, v'timloch aleinu, ki m'chakim anachnu lach Matai timloch b'tziyon, b'karov b'yameinu, l'olam va-ed tishkon.

נְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת שִׁמְךָ בָּעוֹלָם, כְּשֵׁם שֶׁמַּקְדִּישִׁים אוֹתוֹ בִּשְׁמֵי מָרוֹם, כַּכָּתוּב עַל יַד נְבִיאֶֽךָ, וְקָרָא זֶה אֶל זֶה וְאָמַר: קָדוֹשׁ, קָדוֹשׁ, קָדוֹשׁ, יְיָ צְבָאוֹת, מְלֹא כָל הָאָֽרֶץ כְּבוֹדוֹ. אָז בְּקוֹל רַֽעַשׁ גָּדוֹל אַדִּיר וְחָזָק, מַשְׁמִיעִים קוֹל, מִתְנַשְּׂאִים לְעֻמַּת שְׂרָפִים, לְעֻמָּתָם בָּרוּךְ יֹאמֵֽרוּ: בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד יְיָ מִמְּקוֹמוֹ. מִמְּקוֹמְךָ מַלְכֵּֽנוּ תוֹפִֽיעַ, וְתִמְלֹךְ עָלֵֽינוּ, כִּי מְחַכִּים אֲנַֽחְנוּ לָךְ. מָתַי תִּמְלֹךְ בְּצִיּוֹן, בְּקָרוֹב בְּיָמֵֽינוּ, לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד תִּשְׁכּוֹן.

May You be magnified and sanctified in the midst of Jerusalem Your city throughout all generations and for all eternity. Let our eyes behold Your greatness, according to the word that was spoken in the songs of Your righteous servant David: Adonai will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, across all generations. Praise Adonai. Across all generations we will declare Your greatness, and for all eternity we will proclaim Your holiness. Your praise, O God, shall never depart from our mouths, for You are a great and holy God and Sovereign. Blessed are You, Adonai, the holy God.

Titgadal v'titkadash b'toch y'rushalayim ir'cha, l'dor vador ul'neitzach n'tzachim. V'eineinu tirenah malchutecha, kadavar ha-amur b'shirei uzecha, al y'dei david m'shi-ach tzidkecha: Yimloch adonai l'olam, elohayich tziyon, l'dor vador, hal'luyah. L'dor vador nagid god'lecha, ul'neitzach n'tzachim k'dushat'cha nakdish, v'shivchacha, eloheinu, mipinu lo yamush l'olam va-ed, ki eil melech gadol v'kadosh atah. Baruch atah Adonai, ha-eil hakadosh.

תִּתְגַּדַּל וְתִתְקַדַּשׁ בְּתוֹךְ יְרוּשָׁלַֽיִם עִירְךָ, לְדוֹר וָדוֹר וּלְנֵֽצַח נְצָחִים. וְעֵינֵֽינוּ תִרְאֶֽינָה מַלְכוּתֶֽךָ, כַּדָּבָר הָאָמוּר בְּשִׁירֵי עֻזֶּֽךָ, עַל יְדֵי דָוִד מְשִֽׁיחַ צִדְקֶֽךָ: יִמְלֹךְ יְיָ לְעוֹלָם, אֱלֹהַֽיִךְ צִיּוֹן, לְדֹר וָדֹר, הַלְלוּיָהּ. לְדוֹר וָדוֹר נַגִּיד גָּדְלֶֽךָ, וּלְנֵֽצַח נְצָחִים קְדֻשָּׁתְךָ נַקְדִּישׁ, וְשִׁבְחֲךָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, מִפִּֽינוּ לֹא יָמוּשׁ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד, כִּי אֵל מֶֽלֶךְ גָּדוֹל וְקָדוֹש אָֽתָּה. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ.

V'shamru ושמרו

And the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever, that in six days Adonai made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day rested, and ceased from all work.

V'sham'ru v'nei yisra-eil et hashabat, la-asot et hashabat l'dorotam b'rit olam. Beini uvein b'nei yisra-eil ot hi l'olam, ki sheishet yamim asah Adonai et hashamayim v'et ha-aretz, uvayom hashvii shavat vayinafash.

וְשָׁמְרוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת לְדֹרֹתָם בְּרִית עוֹלָם. בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹת הִיא לְעֹלָם, כִּי שֵֽׁשֶׁת יָמִים עָשָׂה יְיָ אֶת הַשָּׁמַֽיִם וְאֶת הָאָֽרֶץ, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שָׁבַת וַיִּנָּפַשׁ.

Sim Shalom שים שלום

Grant peace, welfare, blessing, grace, lovingkindness and mercy to us and all Your people Israel. Bless us with the light of Your countenance; for, by the light of Your countenance, You have given us the Teaching of life, lovingkindness and righteousness, blessing, mercy, life and peace. May it be good in Your sight to bless Your people Israel at all times and in every hour with Your peace. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, who blesses Your people Israel with peace.

Sim shalom tovah uv'rachah, chein vachesed v'rachamim, aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil amecha. Bar'cheinu, avinu, kulanu k'echad b'or panecha, ki v'or panecha natata lanu, Adonai eloheinu, torat chayim v'ahavat chesed, utz'dakah uv'rachah v'rachamim v'chayim v'shalom, v'tov b'einecha l'vareich et am'cha yisra-eil b'chol eit uv'chol sha-ah bishlomecha. Baruch atah Adonai, hamvareich et amo yisra-eil bashalom.

שִׂים שָׁלוֹם טוֹבָה וּבְרָכָה, חֵן וָחֶֽסֶד וְרַחֲמִים, עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמֶּֽךָ. בָּרְכֵֽנוּ, אָבִֽינוּ, כֻּלָּֽנוּ כְּאֶחָד בְּאוֹר פָּנֶֽיךָ, כִּי בְאוֹר פָּנֶֽיךָ נָתַֽתָּ לָּֽנוּ, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, תּוֹרַת חַיִּים וְאַֽהֲבַת חֶֽסֶד, וּצְדָקָה וּבְרָכָה וְרַחֲמִים וְחַיִּים וְשָׁלוֹם, וְטוֹב בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל עֵת וּבְכָל שָׁעָה בִּשְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּשָּׁלוֹם.

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John Lennon - Give Peace a Chance - SIM SHALOM

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All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

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Torah Service

Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach מי שברך

The leader now asks the community for names of those who are in need of healing, both physical and spiritual. After these names are mentioned aloud, all sing the following:

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us, Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing. And let us say: Amen.

Bless those in need of healing with refu'ah sh'leimah. The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit. And let us say: Amen.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu. M'kor habracha l'imoteinu.

Mi shebeirach imoteinu. M'kor habracha l'avoteinu.

מי שברך אבותינו
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

Copyright 1988 Deborah Lynn Friedman and Drorah Setel (ASCAP), Sounds Write Productions, Inc. (ASCAP). Used with the permission of Sounds Write Productions, Inc.

Concluding Prayers

Aleinu עלינו

Rise for Aleinu. In all communities it is customary to bow at “va-anachnu korim” and straighten up at “modim”.

It is our duty to praise the Ruler of all things, to ascribe greatness to the One who formed the world in the beginning. So we bend the knee and offer worship and thanks before the supreme Sovereign of sovereigns, the Holy One, who stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, the seat of whose glory is in the heavens above, and the residence of whose might is in the loftiest heights. Adonai is our God; there is none else: in truth Adonai is our Ruler; there is none else; as it is written in the Torah: “And you shall know this day, and lay it to your heart, that Adonai is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.”

Aleinu l'shabei-ach la-adon hakol, lateit g'dulah l'yotzeir b'reishit, shelo asanu k'goyei ha-aratzot, v'lo samanu k'mishp'chot ha-adamah, shelo sam chelkeinu kahem, v'goraleinu k'chol hamonam, va-anachnu kor'im umishtachavim umodim, lifnei melech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu. Shehu noteh shamayim v'yoseid aretz, umoshav y'karo bashamayim mima-al, ush'chinat uzo b'gav'hei m'romim, hu Eloheinu ein od. Emet malkeinu, efes zulato, kakatuv b'torato: v'yadata Hayom vahasheivota el l'vavecha, ki Adonai hu ha-elohim bashamam mima-al, v'al ha-aretz mitachat, ein od.

עָלֵֽינוּ לְשַׁבֵּֽחַ לַאֲדוֹן הַכֹּל, לָתֵת גְּדֻלָּה לְיוֹצֵר בְּרֵאשִׁית, שֶׁלֹּא עָשָֽׂנוּ כְּגוֹיֵי הָאֲרָצוֹת, וְלֹא שָׂמָֽנוּ כְּמִשְׁפְּחוֹת הָאֲדָמָה, שֶׁלֹא שָׂם חֶלְקֵֽנוּ כָּהֶם, וְגֹרָלֵֽנוּ כְּכָל הֲמוֹנָם, וַאֲנַֽחְנוּ כּוֹרְעִים וּמִשְׁתַּחֲוִים וּמוֹדִים, לִפְנֵי מֶֽלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. שֶׁהוּא נוֹטֶה שָׁמַֽיִם וְיֹסֵד אָֽרֶץ, וּמוֹשַׁב יְקָרוֹ בַּשָּׁמַֽיִם מִמַּֽעַל, וּשְׁכִינַת עֻזּוֹ בְּגָבְהֵי מְרוֹמִים, הוּא אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ אֵין עוֹד. אֱמֶת מַלְכֵּֽנוּ, אֶֽפֶס זוּלָתוֹ, כַּכָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָתוֹ: וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל לְבָבֶֽךָ, כִּי יְיָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים בַּשָּׁמַֽים מִמַּֽעַל, וְעַל הָאָֽרֶץ מִתָּֽחַת, אֵין עוֹד.

We therefore place our hope in You, Adonai our God, that we may speedily behold the glory of Your might, when You will purify the earth, and righteousness will dominate. When the world will be perfected under the rule of the Almighty, and all the world’s children will call Your Name. When You will turn to Yourself all the evil-doers upon earth. Let all the inhabitants of the world perceive and know that to You every knee must bow, every tongue must swear allegiance. Before You, Adonai our God, let them bow and worship, and to Your glorious Name let them give honor. Let them all acceptYou and have You reign over them speedily, and forever and ever. The dominion is Yours, and for all eternity You will reign in glory. As it is written in Your Torah, “Adonai shall reign forever and ever.” And it is said, “Adonai shall be ruler over all the Earth: in that day, Adonai shall be One and God’s name shall be One.”

Al kein n'kaveh l'cha Adonai Eloheinu, lirot m'heirah b'tiferet uzecha, l'ha-avir gilulim min ha-aretz, v'ha-elilim karot yikareitun, l'takein olam b'malchut shadai, v'chol b'nei vasar yikr'u vishmecha, l'hafnot eilecha kol rishei aretz. Yakiru v'yeid'u kol yosh'vei teiveil, ki l'cha tichra kol berech, tishava kol lashon. L'fanecha Adonai Eloheinu yichr'u v'yipolu, v'lichvod shimcha y'kar yiteinu, vikab'lu chulam et ol malchutecha, v'timloch aleihem m'heirah l'olam va-ed. Ki hamalchut shel'cha hi, ul'ol'mei ad timloch b'chavod, kakatuv b'toratecha, Adonai yimloch l'olam va-ed. V'ne-emar, v'hayah Adonai l'melech al kol ha-aretz, bayom hahu yihyeh Adonai echad, ush'mo echad.

עַל כֵּן נְקַוֶּה לְּךָ יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, לִרְאוֹת מְהֵרָה בְּתִפְאֶֽרֶת עֻזֶּֽךָ, לְהַעֲבִיר גִּלּוּלִים מִן הָאָֽרֶץ, וְהָאֱלִילִים כָּרוֹת יִכָּרֵתוּן, לְתַקֵּן עוֹלָם בְּמַלְכוּת שַׁדַּי, וְכָל בְּנֵי בָשָׂר יִקְרְאוּ בִשְׁמֶֽךָ, לְהַפְנוֹת אֵלֶֽיךָ כָּל רִשְׁעֵי אָֽרֶץ. יַכִּֽירוּ וְיֵדְעוּ כָּל יוֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל, כִּי לְךָ תִּכְרַע כָּל בֶּֽרֶךְ, תִּשָּׁבַע כָּל לָשׁוֹן. לְפָנֶֽיךָ יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ יִכְרְעוּ וְיִפֹּֽלוּ, וְלִכְבוֹד שִׁמְךָ יְקָר יִתֵּֽנוּ, וִיקַבְּלוּ כֻלָּם אֶת עוֹל מַלְכוּתֶֽךָ, וְתִמְלֹךְ עֲלֵיהֶם מְהֵרָה לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. כִּי הַמַּלְכוּת שֶׁלְּךָ הִיא, וּלְעֽוֹלְמֵי עַד תִּמְלוֹךְ בְּכָבוֹד, כַּכָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָתֶֽךָ, יְיָ יִמְלֹךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. וְנֶאֱמַר, וְהָיָה יְיָ לְמֶֽלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָֽרֶץ, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה יְיָ אֶחָד, וּשְמוֹ אֶחָד.

Mourner's Kaddish קדיש יתום

In some communities, only those in mourning or observing a yartzheit stand and recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, particularly since the Holocaust, some communities have developed the practice of everyone present reciting the Kaddish on behalf of those who have no one left to say Kaddish for them.

Therefore, each individual should stand or sit as is their personal custom.

Magnified and sanctified is God’s great name in the world created according to divine will. May God’s majesty reign during your lifetime and throughout your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily and soon, and let us say, Amen.

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'meih raba. B'al'ma di v'ra chiruteih, v'yamlich malchuteih b'chayeichon uv'yomeichon uv'chayei d'chol beit yisra-eil, ba-agala uvizman kariv, v'imru amein.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Recited by mourners and community in unison.

Let God’s great Name be blessed forever and for all eternity.

Y'hei sh'meih raba m'varach l'alam ul'al'mei al'maya.

יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, though God reigns high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in this world; and let us say: Amen.

Yitbarach v'yishtabach v'yitpa-ar v'yitromam v'yitnasei v'yithadar v'yitaleh v'yithalal sh'meih d'kudsha b'rich hu, l'eila min kol (birchata v'shirata tushb'chata v'nechemata, da-amiran b'al'ma, v'imru amein.

יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵֽלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya, v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא, וְחַיִּים עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Take three steps back, bow right, left, then forward while reciting:

May the one who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya-aseh shalom aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Closing Songs

Ain K'Eloheinu אין כאלהינו

There is none like our God, none like Adonai, none like our Sovereign, none like our Redeemer.

Who is like our God, who like Adonai, who like our Sovereign, who like our Saviour?

We will give thanks to our God, we will give thanks to Adonai, we will give thanks to our Sovereign, we will give thanks to our Redeemer.

Blessed be our God, blessed be Adonai, blessed be our Sovereign, blessed be our Redeemer.

You are our God, You are Adonai, You are our Sovereign, You are our Redeemer.

You are the One to whom our ancestors offered spices.

Ein keiloheinu, ein kadoneinu, ein k'malkeinu, ein k'moshi-einu.

Mi cheiloheinu, mi chadoneinu, mi ch'malkeinu, mi ch'moshi-einu.

Nodeh leiloheinu, nodeh ladoneinu, nodeh l'malkeinu, nodeh l'moshi-einu.

Baruch eloheinu, baruch adoneinu, baruch malkeinu, baruch moshi-einu.

Atah hu eloheinu, atah hu adoneinu, atah hu malkeinu, atah hu moshi-einu.

Atah hu shehiktiru avoteinu l'fanecha et k'toret hasamim.

אֵין כֵּאלֹהֵֽינוּ, אֵין כַּאדוֹנֵֽינוּ, אֵין כְּמַלְכֵּֽנוּ, אֵין כְּמוֹשִׁיעֵֽנוּ.

מִי כֵאלֹהֵֽינוּ, מִי כַאדוֹנֵֽינוּ, מִי כְמַלְכֵּֽנוּ, מִי כְמוֹשִׁיעֵֽנוּ.

נוֹדֶה לֵאלֹהֵֽינוּ, נוֹדֶה לַאדוֹנֵֽינוּ, נוֹדֶה לְמַלְכֵּֽנוּ, נוֹדֶה לְמוֹשִׁיעֵֽנוּ.

בָּרוּךְ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, בָּרוּךְ אֲדוֹנֵֽינוּ, בָּרוּךְ מַלְכֵּֽנוּ, בָּרוּךְ מוֹשִׁיעֵֽנוּ.

אַתָּה הוּא אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, אַתָּה הוּא אֲדוֹנֵֽינוּ, אַתָּה הוּא מַלְכֵּֽנוּ, אַתָּה הוּא מוֹשִׁיעֵֽנוּ.

אַתָּה הוּא שֶׁהִקְטִֽירוּ אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ לְפָנֶֽיךָ אֶת קְטֹֽרֶת הַסַּמִּים.

Adon Olam אדון עולם

You are the Eternal God who ruled before the creation. At the time Your will directly determined what occurred, You were already ruling.

Adon olam asher malach, b'terem kol y'tzir nivra. L'eit na-asah v'cheftzo kol, azai melech sh'mo nikra.

אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר מָלַךְ, בְּטֶֽרֶם כָּל יְצִיר נִבְרָא. לְעֵת נַעֲשָׂה בְחֶפְצוֹ כֹּל, אֲזַי מֶֽלֶךְ שְׁמוֹ נִקְרָא.

And when all else has failed, You will still reign majestically. You were, You are, You will be in glory.

V'acharei kichlot hakol, l'vado yimloch nora. V'hu hayah, v'hu hoveh, v'hu yihyeh, b'tifarah.

וְאַחֲרֵי כִּכְלוֹת הַכֹּל, לְבַדּוֹ יִמְלוֹךְ נוֹרָא. וְהוּא הָיָה, וְהוּא הֹוֶה, וְהוּא יִהְיֶה, בְּתִפְאָרָה.

You are only One. You do not rely upon or compare with any other. You exist without beginning or end. You know power that cannot be seen or experienced elsewhere.

V'hu echad v'ein sheini, l'hamshil lo l'hachbirah. B'li reishit b'li tachlit, v'lo ha-oz v'hamisrah.

וְהוּא אֶחָד וְאֵין שֵׁנִי, לְהַמְשִׁיל לוֹ לְהַחְבִּֽירָה. בְּלִי רֵאשִׁית בְּלִי תַכְלִית,
וְלוֹ הָעֹז וְהַמִּשְׂרָה.

You are my God. You are my Redeemer; my Rock when I am distressed; my confidence; my protection; my aide when I call on You.

V'hu eili v'chai goali, v'tzur chevli b'eit tzarah. V'hu nisi umanos li, m'nat kosi b'yom ekra.

וְהוּא אֵלִי וְחַי גֹּאֲלִי, וְצוּר חֶבְלִי בְּעֵת צָרָה. וְהוּא נִסִּי וּמָנוֹס לִי, מְנָת כּוֹסִי בְּיוֹם אֶקְרָא.

I place my soul in Your hands and trust You with it night and day. I also entrust You with my body. When I have Adonai, I shall never fear.

B'yado afkid ruchi, b'eit ishan v'airah. V'im ruchi g'viyati, Adonai li v'lo ira.

בְּיָדוֹ אַפְקִיד רוּחִי, בְּעֵת אִישַׁן וְאָעִֽירָה. וְעִם רוּחִי גְּוִיָּתִי, יְיָ לִי וְלֹא אִירָא.

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