Aleinu

 
עלינו


Aleinu leshabeach la-Adon haKol, laTet g'dulah l'yotzer b'reshit
She'lo asanu k'goyei haAratzot, ve'lo samanu k'mishpchot haAdama
She'lo sam chelkeinu kahem
VeGoraleinu k'chol hamonam
VaAnachnu korim uMistachavim uModim
Lifnei Melech Malchei haM'lachim haKadosh Baruch Hu.

She hu note shamaim veYosed aretz
UMoshav yekarov bashamaim mima'al
USh'chinat uzo b'govhei m'romim
Hu Eloheinu ein od
Emet Malkenu efes zulato
KaKatuv B'Torato v'yadata hayom vahashevotah el levav'cha
Ki Adonai Hu HaElohim
BaShamaim MiMaal VeAlHaaretz Mitachat Ein Od.

Vene'emar: vehayah adonai lemelech al kol ha'aretz, bayom hahu yiheyeh adonai echad u'shemo echad.
עָלֵינוּ לְשַׁבֵּחַ לַאֲדוֹן הַכֹּל, לָתֵת גְּדֻלָּה לְיוֹצֵר בְּרֵאשִׁית, שֶׁלֹּא עָשָׂנוּ כְּגוֹיֵי הָאֲרָצוֹת, וְלֹא שָׂמָנוּ כְּמִשְׁפְּחוֹת הָאֲדָמָה. שֶׁלֹּא שָׂם חֶלְקֵנוּ כָּהֶם, וגוֹרָלֵנוּ כְּכָל-הֲמוֹנָם. וַאֲנַחְנוּ כּוֹרְעִים וּמִשְׁתַּחֲוִים וּמוֹדִים לִפְנֵי מֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, שֶׁהוּא נוֹטֶה שָׁמַיִם וְיֹסֵד אָרֶץ, וּמוֹשַׁב יְקָרוֹ בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל, וּשְׁכִינַת עֻזּוֹ בְּגָבְהֵי מְרוֹמִים. הוּא אֱלֹהֵינוּ, אֵין עוֹד, אֱמֶת מַלְכֵּנוּ, אֶפֶס זוּלָתוֹ. כַּכָּתוּב בְּתּוֹרָתוֹ וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל לְבָבֶךָ כִּי יְיָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת אֵין עוֹד:

וְנֶאֱמַר: וְהָיָה יְיָ לְמֶלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה יְהוָה אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד.

Translation:

It is our duty to praise the Lord of all things, to ascribe greatness to him who formed the world in the beginning, since he hath not made us like the nations of other lands, and hath not placed us like other families of the earth, since he hath not assigned unto us a portion as unto them, nor a lot as unto all their multitude. For we bend the knee and offer worship and thanks before the supreme King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be he, who stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, the seat of whose glory is in the heavens above, and the abode of whose might is in the loftiest heights. He is our God; there is none else an truth he is our King; there is none besides him; as it is written in his Law, And thou shalt know this day, and lay it to thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

And it is said, And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall the Lord be One, and his name One.

Source: The Standard Prayer book by Simeon Singer (1915) (public domain)

Information:

Every prayer service is closed with this prayer, which is central part of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Mussaf.

Printed from the Zemirot Database