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A Gender Sensitive Prayerbook, 1994

GATES OF PRAYER FOR SHABBAT AND WEEKDAYS: A GENDER SENSITIVE PRAYERBOOK 1994

 

Aleinu I

All rise

 


A-lei-nu l'sha-bei-ach la-a-don ha-kol, la-teit g'du-la l'yo-tzeir b'rei-sheet, sheh-lo a-sa-nu k'go-yei ha-a-ra-tzot, v'lo sa-ma-nu k'mish-p'chot ha-a-da-ma; sheh-lo sam chel-kei-nu ka-hem, v'go-ra-lei-nu k'chol ha-mo-nam. Va-a-nach-nu ko-r'im u-mish-ta-cha-vim u-mo-dim li-f'nei meh-lech ma-l'chei ha-m'la-chim, ha-ka-dosh ba-ruch hu.

We must praise the God of all, the Maker of heaven and earth, who has set us apart from the other families of earth, giving us a destiny unique among the nations.

Therefore we bow in awe and thanksgiving before the One who is sovereign over all, the Holy and Blessed One.

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Sheh-hu no-teh sha-ma-yim v'yo-seid a-retz, u-mo-shav y'ka-ro ba-sha-ma-yim mi-ma-al, u-sh'chi-nat u-zo b'gov-hei m'ro-mim. Hu Eh-lo-hei-nu, ein od. Eh-met mal-kei-nu, eh-fes zu-la-to, ka-ka-tuv b'to-ra-to: V'ya-da-ta ha-yom va-ha-shei-vo-ta el l'va-veh-cha, ki Adonai hu ha-eh-lo-him ba-sha-ma-yim mi-ma-al v'al ha-a-retz mi-ta-chat, ein od.

You spread out the heavens and established the earth; You are our God; there is none else. In truth You alone are our Sovereign God, as it is written: "Know then this day and take it to heart: the Eternal One is God in the heavens above and on the earth below; there is none else."

Eternal God, we face the morrow with hope made stronger by the vision of Your deliverance, a world where poverty and war are banished, where injustice and hate are gone.

Teach us more and more to respond to the pain of others, to heed Your call for justice, that we may bring nearer the day when all the world shall be one.

On that day the age-old dream shall come true. On that day, O God, You shall be One and Your Name shall be One.

 


V'neh-eh-mar: V'ha-yah Adonai l'meh-lech al kol ha-a-retz; ba-yom ha-hu yi-h'yeh Adonai Eh-chad, u-sh'mo Eh-chad.

II 

ALEINU 

 


A-lei-nu l'sha-bei-ach la-a-don ha-kol, la-teit g'du-la l'yo-tzeir b'rei-sheet, a-sher sam chel-kei-nu l'ya-cheid et sh'mo, v'go-ra-lei-nu l'ham-lich mal-chu-to.

Let us adore the ever-living God! We render praise unto You, who spread out the heavens and established the earth, whose glory is revealed in the heavens above, and whose greatness is manifest throughout the world. You are our God; there is none else.

 


Va-a-nach-nu ko-r'im u-mish-ta-cha-vim u-mo-dim li-f'nei meh-lech ma-l'chei ha-m'la-chim, ha-ka-dosh ba-ruch hu.

We therefore bow in awe and thanksgiving before the One who is Sovereign over all, the Holy and Blessed One.

The day will come when all shall turn with trust to You, O God, hearkening to Your voice, bearing witness to Your truth.

We pray with all our hearts: let violence be gone; let the day come soon when evil shall give way to goodness, when war shall be forgotten, and all at last shall live in freedom.

O Source of life, may we, created in Your image, embrace one another in friendship and in joy. Then shall we be one family, and then shall Your sovereignty be established on earth, and the word of Your prophet fulfilled: "The Eternal God will reign for ever and ever."

On that day, O God, You shall be One and Your Name shall be One.

 

Ba-yom ha-hu yi-h'yeh Adonai Eh-chad, u-sh'mo Eh-chad!


Harvey J. Fields, "Section Four: The Reading of the Torah," in Bechol Levavcha: With All Your Heart (New York: UAHC Press)< 1979, pp. 106-111.
 
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