EINSOF.IO provides spiritual wisdom for attaining unity with our infinite source…

From the perspective of Light, no time has passed. From the perspective of Light, the Beginning and End are One. The effect is within the Cause, declaring the end at the Begining.  

Unite with GOD’s [יהוה = YHVH] Will and Wisdom, and thereby with GOD Himself, because Torah and GOD are One. Be one with the Word, know the commandments (connections), keep them and be them inside and out. An action below arouses an action above when perfected below by our deeds, the Holy Name becomes One, GOD is the only existing Being, and all is contained within Him.

In the Hebrew Torah given by GOD on mount Sinai, in Genesis and Exodus, after the first “T”, counting in 49 letter increments, you find that the letters spell Torah repeating at length. In Numbers and Deuteronomy, these 49 letter increments spell Torah backward. In Leviticus the central book counting in 7 letter increments you find the name of GOD יהוה. The Torah of יהוה is perfect, even if one letter would be moved or missing it would not be from God, Creator of All.

See only good see only GOD, let your consciousness be unified to the only One. Positive and negative with a resistance generates Light, let them all be good in your sight. There is no fitting vessel for the infinite light flow, without a Mitzvah (connection) below! Be unified in thought intention, speech, and action, creating a clear path for the lights flow, filling the World and your Soul. A Soul, the sum total of One’s desires, the will power to overcome them, direct them, correct them, and fulfill them. A desire without resistance [will power] is darkness, not Light.

Keep the 613 connections and be a channel of Light. All the connections were made for all your desires, to fill them with Light! He isn’t far, He is quite near, without Him animating every moment you wouldn’t be here. In performing a connection, you are one with GOD Himself. Correct Nefesh attain Ruah, Correct Ruah attain Neshamah, Correct Neshamah attain the Blessed Holy One. Put yourself to death and find life, you are light bathing in light. Walk in his ways and be perfect, through a complete nullification of one’s self to GOD. Following the light in the path of grace, attained only with a direct desire for GOD and nothing else. This is the path that begins when all others end, knowing that nothing else can fulfill you, only GOD Himself. Seeking to unify with the Source of All.

יהוה gave us Himself in the Torah. The Infinite One compressed Himself into the Torah that looks finite and is infinite. So let us taste and internalize His Wisdom that is for the creation and illumination of infinite worlds. This is why we are commanded to emulate him… So soon the righteous will create worlds and resurrect the dead.

Time is Circular, it’s beginning wedged at its end. We are creating connections in time and space through the Mitzvot (connections), emanating and adding more light on each rotation. Bless and say thanks more, He placed it within us to shine brighter every day, you are his treasure his reward. Investing Himself, One with your Soul. When you reach the end, it’s just the beginning. There is Eternal Life and Light. Let us be one with the Infinite One, the Life of all lives. Without eternal life, it will be as if we never existed.

Internalize the Torah become the Torah, and share the Light!

The path of charity is Life, on the way of its path there is No Death.

References: Torah Zohar Tanya

Awe, Sum of All. To fear God. – Saturn, Sefirot of Hesed the first day of Creation.

The Light of the first day of Creation was hidden away for those in Awe of You. How many things come from my Awe of You? Your Love clings to my Awe of you, this is the greatest treasure for my Lord. Awe of God is the beginning of wisdom, wisdom that begets good understanding, that begets knowledge of God. Halleluyah! how great is Your goodness, that is revealed to those in Awe of You! This Awe is named beginning; it is the force through which one enters faith. The entire world is based on this connection.

Keter is the Crown כתר. Chokhmah is Wisdom חכמה. Binah is Understanding בינה. Daʻat is Knowledge דעת, an internalization of Keter.

This Awe is named beginning; it is the force through which one enters faith. The entire world is based on this connection. Awe branches in three directions, two of which are not focused on God.

One who fears God’s physical or spiritual punishment is focused on himself and not on God at all. Be in Awe of the Lord because He is infinite and supreme, source of all worlds, before whom everything is considered as nothing.

Fear the Lord whether in judgment or favor, arouse Awe constantly fearing the Lord fittingly, not hardening your heart, for one who hardens his heart falls into evil. This is the root and foundation of all the commandments in Torah. Whoever adheres to Awe adheres to all; one who does not, does not keep the connections of Torah, for this is the gate to all. It is written after Awe, beginning, sum of All!

Fear and Awe point to the same force within us. It is Awe when focused on God. It is fear when focused on oneself. Awe focused on God binds us to God, the source of all. One who fears for oneself is bound to darkness. The wisdom that endures comes only from awe of God. Without the awe of God, there is no wisdom. Awe is the root of turning away from evil, enabling one to keep all 365 negative commandments. Nothing for my self all for I AM WHO I AM. All these form the first Letter of your Holy Name, Yud. Awe of God heightens sharpens and is the source of my awareness of You.

Sin is to join below causing separation above, so blessings cease to flow into the world. “One should separate below and join above. Focusing ones awe up above towards God to be bound and unified to Him. Everything is in the hands of God except the fear of God. How great is, awe, in the sight of the Omnipresent, included in awe is humility, and included in humility is, devotion. Whoever possesses fear of God attains humility, and whoever possesses humility attains devotion. This is a prerequisite to divine service.

Bet, predominant in wisdom, crowned, combined, and formed Saturn in the Universe, the first day of the week, and the right eye, of man.

Blessing: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures forever. Blessed be the name of his glorious kingdom forever and ever. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe Who is all I Fear. 

Psalms: You who fear him, trust in the LORD – he is their help and shield. From everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s Love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children. Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.

If only they would fear me and obey all my commandments as long as they live. Then things would go well for them and their children forever!

Fitting awe emanates from my heart pushing forward and upwards into the Light. Arouse the divine energy of Awe of God, by meditating on this name of God:

Fear God Awe

References: Torah Zohar Tanya

Love Aboundingly. To love God.

Awe is linked to love, never departing. Abounding love, is loving one’s Lord consummately. Walk in My presence and be wholehearted, consummate in love… God said, Let there be light, consummate Love, called abounding love. Here is the commandment to love one’s Lord fittingly.

Abounding love is consummate love, consummate in two aspects. Unless embracing both, it is not consummate fittingly… Love, love of the blessed Holy One branches in two directions. There is the person who loves Him because he has wealth, longevity children surrounding him; he dominates his enemies, his paths are paved. Because of this he loves him. If things were overturned the blessed Holy One turning the wheel of strict judgment against him, then he would hate Him, not love Him at all. So this love is not rooted.

The love called consummate abides both aspects, whether judgment or favor. The ripening of the way is to love one’s Lord… even if He plucks your soul. Such love is consummate, embracing both aspects. So the light of the act of Creation radiated and was then hidden away. When it was hidden, severe Judgment flashed, and two aspects merged, consummating love fittingly.

Love is not love, if it is based on something. Any love dependent on something, if that thing ceases, love ceases. Love not dependent on anything never ceases. Love for no reason.

Awe should certainly not be forgotten in any of the commandments and should cleave especially to this commandment. How does it cleave? In one aspect, love is gracious- as explained- bestowing wealth, goodness, long life, children, and sustenance. So one should arouse awe, fearing the sway of sin. Therefore it is written: Happy is one who always fears, for awe is embraced by love.

So awe is linked to both aspects, embraced by them. This is fittingly consummate love 

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Love is the root of doing good, enabling one to perform the 248 Positive commandments. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Love your neighbor as yourself, this is the whole of the Law. Give of your self, Love is the fulfillment of the law.

What’s mine is yours, and what’s yours is yours. Love is an illumination, an act of bestowal, a sharing force that fills every void. Love because you Love to Love God, then you will always have Love. Attain heaven while alive with Love so strong you expire into the light, each time your soul renewed. Indestructible, we are Light bathing in Light. Love everyone as your self, simply because they are. Love is a bond more powerful than death. Acts of love and charity save from death because love is bound to Life.

We comprise one whole, every individual possessing qualities that others lack, only through unity and sharing can heaven on earth be attained. Everything we need exists within one another, bring forth what is within you. Give of yourself, filling the lack in the world. God is male and female in one, rich and poor in one, rendering goodness… Emulate him out of Love becoming one. Separation is the cause of death. In love make spiritual and physical one, male and female one, and rich and poor one, eliminating the separation that causes death. In unity we sustaining each other, and we endure forever.

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
Feeling what another feels, this is the key to omnipresence, this is love, this is God. My Love, My Dove, My Holy One.

Love can emanate from your heart pushing forward and upwards into the Light. Arouse the divine energy of unconditional Love, by meditating on this name of God:

References: Torah Zohar Tanya

I AM WHO I AM

I am who I am

I make God’s will my will, his focus my focus…

  • I know God. I know and connect to God more every day through His Torah, and by His Light that fills my soul.
  • I and God are One, there is nothing else besides Him. He is the only existent Being. I put God first above everything. He is the animating force of everything, there can be no other.
  • I know that God is One. He is One with all physical and spiritual existence. I am in God and God is in me.
  • I Love God with all my Heart Soul Mind and Might!
  • I Fear God with all my Heart Soul Mind and Might!
  • I sanctify and unify God’s Name every day.
  • I keep God’s Name Holy, never to profane His Name. + I do not curse.
  • I do not destroy anything associated with God and his Name.
  • I listen to Torah and the prophets speaking in His Name.
  • I do not test God’s servants unduly or embarrass them in any way.
  • I emulate all of God’s ways. I keep all his Mitzvot.
  • I cleave to those who know God. I surround myself with those who know Him. I control my environment.
  • I Love those who Love God. I Love all God’s servants, the Jews.
  • I Love converts!
  • I do not hate God’s servants. I do not hate a Jew.
  • I constructively rebuke wrongdoers privately.
  • I do not embarrass others.
  • I do not insult or harm anybody with words.
  • I do not insult or harm a sincere convert with words.
  • I do not oppress anyone, especially the weak.
  • I do not gossip about others. I never speak bad about anyone!
  • I do not take revenge. God is perfectly Just.
  • I do not bear a grudge.
  • I learn Torah and teach it!
  • I honor those who teach and know Torah.
  • I do not learn about idolatry, or from anyone associated with idols.
  • I do not follow after my eyes or my heart whims that lead me astray. I control my desires.
  • I do not blaspheme swear or curse. I do not curse any upstanding Jew.
  • I do not testify falsely.
  • I only eat Kosher.
  • I decide by the majority in case of disagreement.
  • I do not pervert justice. I Judge righteously. I do not accept bribes. I do not accept testimony unless both parties are present.
  • I do not panic and retreat during battle.
  • I wipe out all doubts about God.
  • I respect my father and mother. I fear my father and mother. I am not a rebellious son. I do not curse my father or mother. I do not strike my father or mother.
  • I repent and confess wrongdoings.
  • I say the Shema twice daily.
  • I serve the Almighty with daily prayer.
  • I wear Tefillin on my head. I bind tefillin on my arm.
  • I put a Mezuzah on each doorpost.
  • I will write a Sefer Torah.
  • The king must have a separate Sefer Torah for himself.
  • I have Tzitzit on four-cornered garments all the time.
  • I bless the Almighty after eating.
  • I rest on the seventh day. I do not do prohibited labor on the seventh day.
  • I do not walk more than 2000 cubits outside the city boundary on Shabbat.
  • To sanctify the day with Kiddush and Havdalah.
  • I am not superstitious.
  • I do not go into a trance to foresee events.
  • I do not engage in astrology.
  • I do not say incantations.
  • I do not attempt to engage the dead in conversation.
  • I do not consult the Ov.
  • I do not consult the Yidoni.
  • I do not perform acts of magic.
  • I do not shave the hair off the sides of my head.
  • I do not shave my beard with a razor.
  • I will marry a wife by the means prescribed in the Torah.
  • I do not to have relations with women that are not my wife.
  • I do not withhold food, clothing, and sexual relations from my wife.
  • I have children with my wife.
  • I only have relations with my Jewish wife and do not spill seed. I am only with her after Mikvah and pure.
  • I observe the laws of menstrual impurity.
  • I observe the laws of impurity caused by childbirth.
  • I observe the laws of impurity of seminal emissions.
  • I observe the laws of impurity caused by a woman’s running issue.
  • I observe the laws of impurity caused by a man’s running issue, irregular ejaculation of infected semen.
  • I issue a divorce by means of a Get document.
  • I will not remarry my wife after she has married someone else.
  • I will do Yibum if necessary.
  • I do Chalitzah if necessary.
  • I circumcise all males on the eighth day after their birth.
  • I rest from prohibited labor on Yom Kippur. I do not do prohibited labor on Yom Kippur.
  • I afflict myself on Yom Kippur. I do not eat or drink on Yom Kippur.
  • I rest on the first day of Passover. I do not do prohibited labor on the first day of Passover.
  • I rest on the seventh day of Passover. I do not do prohibited labor on the seventh day of Passover.
  • I rest on Shavuot. I do not do prohibited labor on Shavuot.
  • I rest on Rosh Hashanah. I do not do prohibited labor on Rosh Hashanah.
  • I rest on Sukkot. I do not do prohibited labor on Sukkot.
  • I rest on Shemini Atzeret. I do not do prohibited labor on Shemini Atzeret.
  • I do not eat Chametz on the afternoon of the 14th day of Nissan. I destroy all Chametz on 14th day of Nissan.
  • I do not eat Chametz all seven days of Passover. I do not eat mixtures containing Chametz all seven days of Passover.
  • Chametz is not in my domain for seven days of Passover. Chametz is not found in my domain for seven days.
  • I eat Matzah on the first night of Passover. I relate the Exodus from Egypt on that night.
  • I hear the Shofar on the first day of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah.
  • I dwell in a Sukkah for the seven days of Sukkot.
  • I take up a Lulav and Etrog all seven days of Sukkot.
  • I give a half-shekel annually.
  • I afflict and cry out before God in times of catastrophe.
  • I do not tattoo my skin.
  • I do not tear my skin in mourning.
  • I do not make a bald spot in mourning.
  • I do not to swear falsely in God’s Name.
  • Not to take God’s Name in vain.
  • I do not deny others their possessions, entrusted to me.
  • I do not to swear falsely in denial of a monetary claim.
  • I swear in God’s Name to confirm the truth when deemed necessary by court.
  • I do not make vows unless absolutely necessary. I fulfill what I utter and do what I avowed. I keep my vows. Not to break oaths or vows.
  • For oaths and vows annulled, there are the laws of annulling vows explicit in the Torah.
  • I do not add to the Torah commandments or their oral explanations. I do not diminish from the Torah any commandments, in whole or in part.
  • I examine the signs of animals to distinguish between Kosher and non-kosher.
  • I examine the signs of fowl to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher.
  • I examine the signs of fish to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher.
  • I examine the signs of locusts to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher.
  • I do not eat non-kosher animals.
  • I do not eat non-kosher fowl.
  • I do not eat non-kosher fish.
  • I do not eat non-kosher flying insects.
  • I do not eat non-kosher creatures that crawl on land.
  • I do not eat non-kosher maggots.
  • I do not eat worms found in fruit once they have left the fruit.
  • I do not eat creatures that live in water other than fish.
  • I do not eat the meat of an animal that died without ritual slaughter.
  • I do not eat any blood.
  • I do not to eat meat of an animal that was mortally wounded
  • I do not to eat a limb torn off a living creature.
  • I do not to eat certain fats of kosher animals.
  • I do not to eat the sinew of the thigh.
  • I do not to eat meat and milk cooked together.
  • I do not to cook meat and milk together.
  • I do not to eat bread from new grain before the Omer.
  • I do not to eat parched grains from new grain before the Omer.
  • I do not to eat ripened grains from new grain before the Omer.
  • I do not to eat fruit of a tree during its first three years.
  • I do not to eat diverse seeds planted in a vineyard.
  • I do not to eat untithed fruits.
  • I do not to drink wine poured in service to idols.
  • I ritually slaughter an animal before eating it, and cover the blood with earth.
  • I do not to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day.
  • Not to take the mother bird from her children.
  • I release the mother bird before taking the children.
  • I observe the laws of impurity concerning liquid and solid foods.
  • I must not be under the same roof as a corpse.
  • I must not come into contact with the dead.
  • I do not make a Nazirite vow. Because… He must shave after bringing sacrifices upon completion of his Nazirite period.
  • The Nazir must let his hair grow. He must not cut his hair.
  • He must not drink wine, wine mixtures, or wine vinegar. He must not eat fresh grapes. He must not eat raisins. He must not eat grape seeds. He must not eat grape skins.
  • Not to plant diverse seeds together.
  • Not to plant grains or greens in a vineyard.
  • Not to crossbreed animals.
  • Not to work different animals together.
  • I do not to wear wool and linen.
  • I leave a corner of the field uncut for the poor. I do not to reap that corner.
  • I leave gleanings for the poor.
  • I do not gather the gleanings.
  • I leave the gleanings of a vineyard.
  • I do not gather the gleanings of a vineyard.
  • I leave the unformed clusters of grapes for the poor.
  • Not to pick the unformed clusters of grapes.
  • I leave the forgotten sheaves in the field for the poor, and do not retrieve them.
  • To separate the tithe for the poor.
  • I give charity. I do not withhold charity from the poor.
  • I set aside a tithe to support Torah (Kohen).
  • I do not to improperly preface one tithe to the next, but separate them in their proper order.
  • I set aside Ma’aser (tithe) each planting year and give it to a Levite.
  • I set aside the Second Tithe, which is to be eaten in Jerusalem.
  • I take a shower before morning prayer.
  • I immerse in Mikvah daily. When impure I immerse myself in a Mikvah to become pure. I destroy the Klipah and make it Light. I turn darkness into Light.
  • I do not wear torn clothes. I immerse all my clothes in Mikvah regularly.
  • I do not let my hair grow long. (men)
  • I discard anything that is impure.
  • I offer prayer in place of the two lambs every day.
  • I do not withhold payment incurred by any vow.
  • I burn incense every day and make sure my environment smells good. (hyssop) I do not reproduce the incense formula for personal use.
  • I make bread for the Sabbath.
  • I count the Omer, elevating spiritually every year — seven weeks from the day the new wheat offering was brought.
  • I offer only that which is pure and holy.
  • I do not refrain from rejoicing, and giving gifts of charity. (levitates)
  • I rest the land during the seventh year by not doing any work which enhances growth.
  • I do not to work the land during the seventh year.
  • I do not work with trees to produce fruit during that year.
  • I do not reap crops that grow wild that year in the normal manner.
  • I do not to gather grapes which grow wild that year in the normal way
  • I leave free all produce which grew in that year.
  • I build a Sanctuary, a Holy Temple, within me.
  • I do not get my Temple intoxicated.
  • I show reverence for the Temple. I keep my body and mind healthy.
  • I guard the Temple area. I guard my environment and body.
  • I keep the Temple guarded. I control my environment by guarding my eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.
  • I release all loans during the seventh year.
  • I do not pressure or claim from a borrower.
  • I do not refrain from lending immediately before the release of the loans for fear of monetary loss.
  • I do not to work the soil during the fiftieth year. I do not reap in the normal manner that which grows wild in the fiftieth year.I do not pick grapes which grew wild in the normal manner in the fiftieth year.
  • I carry out the laws of sold family properties.
  • I do not to sell the land in Israel indefinitely.
  • I carry out the laws of houses in walled cities.
  • I do not reproduce the anointing oil for personal use.
  • I estimate the value of people as determined by the Torah.
  • I estimate the value of consecrated animals.
  • I estimate the value of consecrated property homes and land.
  • I carry out the laws of prohibited possessions.
  • Not to sell cherem.
  • Not to redeem the cherem.
  • I shave off all my hair for to purification.
  • I blow the Shofar on the tenth of Tishrei (Yom Kippur of the Jubilee year) to free the slaves.
  • I bring additional charity offerings on Passover.
  • I bring additional offerings on Shavuot.
  • I bring additional offerings of charity on Rosh Hashanah.
  • I bring additional offerings of charity on Yom Kippur.
  • I bring additional offerings of charity on Sukkot.
  • I bring additional offerings of charity on Shmini Atzeret.
  • I do not offer charity with improper intentions.
  • I am not in possession of leaven during passover.
  • I eat the Paschal Lamb with Matzah and Maror on the night of the 15th of Nissan.
  • I eat the second Paschal Lamb on the night of the 15th of Iyar.
  • I do not eat the Paschal meat raw or boiled.
  • I do not give the Paschal meat outside the confines of the group.
  • I do not eat with an apostate. I only eat with Jews on Passover.
  • I do not break any bones from the Paschal offering. I do not leave any meat from the Paschal offering over until morning. I do not leave the meat of the holiday offering of the 14th until the 16th.
  • I celebrate on these three Festivals by bringing an offering of charity.
  • I rejoice on these three Festivals.
  • I give a sin offering of charity for my transgression, including when I am uncertain of my guilt.
  • I carry out the laws of impurity of the dead.
  • I mourn for relatives. I do not enter under the same roof as a corpse. I do not defile myself for anyone.
  • I do not delay burial overnight.
  • I observe the laws of impurity caused by a dead beast.I observe the laws of impurity caused by the eight shratzim (rodents, amphibious creatures, and lizards) [specified in the Torah]
  • I do not steal.
  • I do not to rob.
  • I do not to kidnap.
  • I ensure that my scales and weights are accurate. I do not lie or mislead another.
  • I do not commit injustice with scales and weights. I do not possess inaccurate scales and weights even if they are not for use.
  • I do not move a boundary marker to steal someone’s property.
  • I do not withhold wages or fail to repay a debt.
  • I do not covet and scheme to acquire another’s possession.
  • I do not desire another’s possession.
  • I return a robbed object or its value.
  • I do not ignore a lost object.
  • I return the lost object.
  • I do not murder.
  • I do not accept monetary restitution to atone for a murderer.
  • I do not kill the murderer before he stands trial.
  • I save someone being pursued even by taking the life of the pursuer. I do not pity the pursuer.
  • I do not stand idly by if someone’s life is in danger.
  • I do not allow pitfalls and obstacles to remain on my property.
  • I make a guard rail around flat roofs.
  • I do not put a stumbling block before a blind man, nor give harmful advice.
  • I help another remove the load from a beast which can no longer carry it.
  • I help others load their beast.
  • I do not leave others distraught with their burdens, but to help either load or unload.
  • I buy and sell according to Torah law.
  • I do not to lend with interest.
  • I do not to borrow with interest.
  • I do not overcharge or underpay for an article.
  • I pay wages on the day they were earned.
  • I lend to the poor and destitute.
  • I do not press anyone for payment if you know they don’t have it.
  • I do not work anyone oppressively.
  • I do not cheat a sincere convert monetarily.
  • I do not delay payment of wages past the agreed time.
  • I do not forcibly take collateral.
  • I return the collateral to the debtor when needed. I do not delay its return when needed.
  • I do not demand collateral from a widow.
  • I do not demand as collateral utensils needed for preparing food.
  • I do not intermediate in an interest loan, guarantee, witness, or write the promissory note.
  • I lend to and borrow from idolaters with interest. I press the idolater for payment.
  • I carry out the laws of the order of inheritance.
  • I punish the false witnesses with the same punishment they were seeking for the defendant.
  • I do not to curse judges. I do not curse the head of state or leader of the Sanhedrin. If I know evidence I testify in court.
  • I remember what Amalek did to the Jewish people. I do not forget Amalek’s atrocities and ambush on our journey from Egypt in the desert.
  • I do not dwell permanently in Egypt.
  • I do not worship idols in any manner they are worshiped.
  • I do not bow down to idols, money, or any man.
  • I will never make an idol.
  • I do not profit from any idol.
  • I will not make a human form even for decorative purposes.
  • I will never promote or support idolatry in any way.
  • I destroy and burn all idol worship that I can. I hate idol worship, do not live among idol worshipers.
  • I do not rebuild or try to understand idol worship. I am not interested in their Klipot.
  • I do not derive any benefit from idols. Everything comes from God.
  • I do not missionize anyone to idol worship.
  • I do not love the missionary.
  • I do not cease hating the missionary and the wicked.
  • I do not save or help the missionary and the wicked.
  • I do not say anything in defense of the missionary and wicked.
  • I do not refrain from incriminating the wicked missionary.
  • I do not prophesize in the name of idolatry.
  • I do not listen to a false prophet.
  • I do not prophesize falsely in the name of God.
  • I am not afraid of killing a false prophet.
  • I do not swear in the name of an idol.
  • I do not perform medium.
  • I do not perform magical seeing.
  • I do not pass my children through the fire to Molech.
  • I do not erect a column in a public place of worship.
  • I do not bow down on smooth stone, or for anything.
  • I do not plant a tree in the Temple courtyard.
  • I destroy idols and their accessories.
  • I do not derive benefit from idols and their accessories.
  • I do not derive benefit from ornaments of idols.
  • I do not make a covenant with idolaters.
  • I do not show favor to idolaters.
  • I do not let them dwell among me.
  • I do not imitate them in customs and clothing.
  • Men must not wear women’s clothing.
  • Women must not wear men’s clothing.
  • +What is the pleasure of fulfilling the Mitzvah? -What is the pain of not doing the Mitzvah?
  • I am in control of myself at all times.
  • I don’t choose commandments I fulfill them all.
  • I go above and beyond what is required.
  • I am addicted to God.
  • I fulfill all the commandments.
  • I never spill seed. +I get to keep the Light. – If I spill I create Demons.
  • You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

References: 613 Commandments

Alef Bet בא + Book of Creation, Speak it into existence! Sefer Yetzirah

Hebrew Aleph Bet Book of Creation

The Hebrew letters are channels of Light, they are the building blocks of Creation, the Foundation of all things. Everything in the universe is created and animated using Hebrew letters. YHVH יהוה is the animating force of everything in the Universe. Torah and God are One, Trough Divine Speech, Creation sealed in Truth. From Nothingness did He make something, all forms of speech and every created thing, and from the empty void He made the universe, and from the non-existent, He brought forth Life. The Holy Spirit is His Voice and His Word in twenty-two letters. Speak it into existence!

In thirty-two wonderful paths of wisdom did Yah יהוה engrave his name, Who inhabits eternity. He created this universe by the three derivatives: Writing, Numbers, and Speech.

Ten are the numbers formed from nothing, as are the ineffable Sefirot (Emanations). Seen in the fingers of the hands 10+, over them is the Covenant of speech (מלכות Malkuth) revealing spiritual voice 1+, and feet 10+, and inbetween the rite of Circumcision (יסוד Yesod) 1=. 22 Twenty-Two Letters, are the foundation of all things.

Investigate these numbers, and draw knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Fix the design in its purity, and pass from it to its Creator seated on his throne (כתר Keter). These Ten Numbers, are beyond Ein Sof and have boundless realms, boundless origin and end, an abyss of good and one of evil, boundless height and depth, East and West, North and South, and only One God and King, faithful forever seated on His throne, shall rule over all, forever and ever.

These Ten Sefirot which are ineffable and infinite, have their end conjoined in their beginning. As is a flame to a burning coal, whose appearance is like scintillating flames. God is perfect in his unity and does not permit a second one. The word of God is in them as they burst forth, and as they return; they obey the divine command, rushing along as a whirlwind, returning to prostrate themselves at his throne. “The living creatures ran and returned, and on this wisdom was the covenant made with us.”

First, is the Holy Spirit of the Living God, more than blessed be the name of the Living Eternal God. The Holy Spirit is His Voice, His Spirit, and His Word.

Second, from the Spirit he made Air and formed for speech twenty-two letters, three are ‘mothers’, seven are ‘double’, and twelve are ‘simple’, but the spirit is first among these.

Third, Primitive Water. He also formed and designed from his Spirit, and from the void and formless made the earth, even as a rampart, or standing wall, and varied its surface even as the crossing of beams.

Fourth, from the Water, He designed Fire, and from it formed for himself a throne of honor, with Ofanim, Serafim, Holy Animals, and ministering Angels, and with these, he formed his dwelling, as is written, “Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flaming fire.”

He selected three letters from the simple ones, and sealed them as forming his great Name, Yud, Hei, Vav, יהו and he sealed the universe in six directions (יסוד Yesod). Fifth, He looked above, and sealed the height, with Yud-Hei-Vav יהו. Sixth, He looked below, and sealed the deep, with Yud-Vav-Hei יוה. Seventh, He looked forward, and sealed the East, with Hei-Yud-Vavהיו. Eighth, He looked backward, and sealed the West, with Hei-Vav-Yud הוי. Ninth, He looked to the right, and sealed the South, with Vav-Yud-Hei ויה. Tenth, He looked to the left, and sealed the North, with Vav-Hei-Yud בראשיתוהי Bereshit “In the beginning” to have a beginning He “Created six” that is Bereshit, in order to have a beginning he created space and time, the heavens and the earth. בראשית contains the word Brit ברית (Circumcision) and אש Fire, a Covenant of Fire. The Covenant of the gates of Creation, Speech מלכות Malkuth and the Brit יסוד Yesod. Torah in our mouth and our Brit guarded.

These are the Ten Ineffable Existences, the Holy Spirit of the Living God, Air, Water, Fire, Height and Depth, East and West, South and North. The foundations are the twenty-two letters, three mothers, seven double, and twelve single letters.

Three mothers, namely Aleph, Mem, Shin, represent Air, Water, and Fire: Aleph mute as Water, Shin hissing as Fire, and Mem as air of a spiritual type, is as balance, standing erect between them and pointing out the equilibrium which exists, speaking.

He formed, weighed, transmuted, composed, and created with these twenty-two letters every living being, and every soul yet uncreated.

Twenty-two letters are formed by the voice, impressed on the air, and audibly uttered with פ five: in the throat as guttural sounds; in the palate as palatals; by the tongue as linguals; through the teeth as dentals; and by the lips as labial sounds.

These twenty-two letters, the foundations, He arranged as on a sphere, with two hundred and thirty-one modes. If the sphere is rotated forward, good is implied, if in a retrograde manner evil is intended.

For He indeed showed the mode of combination of the letters, each with each, Aleph with all, and all with Aleph. Thus in combining all together in pairs are produced these two hundred and thirty-one gates of knowledge. From Nothingness did He make something, and all forms of speech and every created thing, and from the empty void He made the solid earth, and from the non-existent He brought forth Life.

He hewed, as it were, immense columns or colossal pillars, out of the intangible air, and from the empty space. And this is the impress of the whole, twenty-one letters, all from one the Aleph.

The three mother letters Aleph, Mem, and Shin, their foundation is a pan of a scale of culpability and a pan of merit, and the tongue of decree decides between them.

The Three MothersAleph, Mem, Shin – a mighty mystery, most occult and most marvelous, sealed as with six rings, and from them proceed Fire, Water, and Air; these are subsequently differentiated into male and female. Three mothers – Aleph, Mem, Shin, their foundation. And from them were born fathers and all was created from them.

The three mother letters – Aleph, Mem, and Shin – are air, water, and fire in the world. Heaven is created from Fire (ש Shin in shamayim); the Earth from Water (מ Mem in mayim); and the Air ( א Aleph in ’avir) which decides between the fire and the water.

During the year, or in regards to time in general, these three mothers represent Hot, Cold, and Warm. The hot from the fire, the cold from the water, and the warm from the spiritual air, which again is an equalizer between them. These three mothers again represent in the Microcosm human form, male and female; the Head, the Belly, and the Chest. The head from the hot fire, the belly from cold water, and the chest from the warm air that lieth between them.

These three mothers He created, form, and design, and with the three mothers combine in the world, and in the year, and in Man, both male and female.

He caused א Aleph to reign in the Air, and crowned it, and combined one with the other, and with these He sealed the Air in the world, the warmth of the year, and the chest ( lungs) in man; the Male with Aleph-Mem-Shin, the Female with Aleph-Shin-Mem.

He caused מ Mem to predominate in Water, and crowned it, and combined it with others, and formed Earth in the world, cold in the year, and the belly in the soul, male and female, Male with Mem-Aleph-Shin and Female with Mem-Shin-Aleph.

He caused ש Shin to reign in Fire and crowned it, and He combined one with the other, and sealed them, as heaven in the universe, as heat in the year, and as the head of Man and Woman. [Male with Shin-Aleph-Mem and Female with Shin-Mem-Aleph.]

There were formed Seven double letters: Bet [b/v], Gimel [g/j], Dalet [d/dh], Kaph [k/kh], Pe [p/ph], Resh [r/rr], Tav [t/th], each has two voices, either aspirated or softened. These are the foundations of Life, Peace, Riches, Beauty or Reputation, Wisdom, Fruitfulness, and Power. These are double, because their opposites take part in life, opposed to Life is Death; to Peace, War; to Riches, Poverty; to Beauty or Reputation, Deformity or Disrepute; to Wisdom, Ignorance; to Fruitfulness, Sterility; to Power, Slavery. These seven double letters point out the dimensions, East, West, height, depth, North, South, with the Holy Temple in the middle, sustaining all things. These seven double letters He formed, designed, created, and combined into the Stars of the Universe, the days of the week, the orifices of perception in man; and from them he made seven heavens, and seven planets, all from nothingness, and, moreover, he has preferred and blessed the sacred heptad.

From two 2 letters, He composed two 2 dwellings; from three 3, six 6; from four 4, twenty-four 24; from five 5, one hundred and twenty 120; from six 6, seven hundred and twenty 720; from seven, five thousand and forty 5040; and from thence their numbers increase in a manner beyond counting; and are incomprehensible. These seven are Planets of the Universe, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars; the seven days of creation; and these an the seven gateways of a man, two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and a mouth, through which he perceives by his senses.

אָלֶף א

Alef, First of all letters and numbers, beginning of counting, everything starts with One 1. This is the impress of the whole, twenty-one letters, all from one the Aleph. Aleph with all letters, and all with Aleph. Only through א, is the Holy One, One. Union is actualized by א, One worth a thousand, One worth them All, YHVH upper YUD, Torah VUV, Human lower Yud. Upper Yud upper waters, waters of joy, Lower Yod lower waters, bitter waters, Vuv the firmament. The union of the higher reality to the lower reality trough the Torah. There is none other besides him ( Y+V+Y = 26 = Y+H+V+H). Strenght power and Leadership, Oxhead. Air is a Mother letter = א = Alef = 1 = Yud VuV Yud = 1000 Sound: silent Meaning: Master, teacher, and wondrous.

בית ב‬

Bet, the first letter of the Torah, and the number Two 2, for Written Torah and  Oral Torah. The letter ב‬ was chosen first from twenty-two to Begin Creation, Bereshit “In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth.” Two in One, Male and Female as One Home, in Wisdom and Understanding, as a Family. Bet is a Double letter B, V. Sound: B with a dagesh (dot) and V without a dagesh.

The final deed arose first in thought. My house will be called a House of Prayer for all peoples. The Holy One, Blessed Be He, desired a dwelling place in lower reality. They shall build me a Temple and I will dwell in them. Dwell in every Jew. Bet is numerically equal to the word “ta’avah,” which means “desire” or “passion”, a desire directly for God, to fill one’s soul. He will fulfill the passion of the tzadik.

הסד Chesed: He caused and produced Bet, predominant in wisdom, crowned, combined, and formed Saturn in the Universe, the first day of the week, and the right eye, of man:

גִּימֵל ג

Gimel a Vav with a Yud as a foot, is the Number Three 3. Symbolizes a rich man running after a poor man, the dalet, to give charity. Gimel is derived from the word gemul, and means giving of reward as well as punishment. In Torah giving of reward and punishment is for the rectification of the soul, the balance of air, water, and fire. Gimel is a Double letter G, J. Sound: G Meaning: Nourish, wean, camel, bridge.

גבורה Gevurah: Gimel, predominant in health, crowned, combined and formed Jupiter in the Universe, the second day of the week, and the left eye in man.

דָּלֶת ד

Dalet, means door, on solid ground. Malchut has nothing of her own, only that which it receives from the higher sefirot. Humble knowing everything is from God, possessing nothing of one’s own. Humility opens the door for God to dwell within. Dalet, like a man, bowed in humility. Dalet is the Number Four 4, and a Double letter D, DH. Sound: D Meaning: Poor, door, lift up.

תפארת Tiferet: Dalet, predominant in fertility, crowned, combined, and formed Mars in the Universe, the third day of the week, and the right ear in man.

הֵא ה

Hei is a Dalet with an unattached Yud. Hei is the Number Five 5. Expressing thought, intention, speech, and action. With the Letter, Hei God Created the physical world. The horizontal line is thought, the vertical line is speech, the unattached Yud is action. The gift is in the Yud in the action. Sound: H Meaning: Here is, behold, and to be disturbed.

וָו ו

Vav is “and”, a connection between two, “In the beginning God created the heavens and [Vav] the earth”. Vav is the Number Six 6. Vav appears at the beginning of the sixth word of the Torah as the 22nd letter, in the Six Days of Creation. The connection between soul and body, male and female, heaven and earth, past and future, repentance correcting the past in the future. To reconnect is to repent, turning sin into merit by using the transgression and separation as the motivating force to return to God with a greater passion and fervor than if he had never sinned. Vav drawing down light from the future into the past. Vav is an upright Man, Vav is the brit. Sound: V, OH and OO Meaning: Hook, in front of a word, transforms past into future or future to past

זַיִן ז

Zayin is a sword that cuts off from the mundane, for all Sevens are dear, perfection within nature. A woman of valor is the crown of her husband, Shabbat is the crown of the week. A Vav with a crown made of returning light going to the left in Awe and to the right in Love as the crown. Zayin, is the Number Seven 7. Sound: Z

חֵית ח

Chet is constructed by Vav and Zayin, creating the energy of hovering above nature and its limitations, touching yet not touching. “The spirit of God was hovering over the water”. Chet is life, the spirit of God the Life of all life. Chet is the Number Eight 8, going beyond nature to resurrect the dead. Father is Vav, Mother Zayin, God in-between. Circumcised on the eight redeemed for Life, a covenant of Eternal Life. Sound: KH

טֵית ט

Tet, modestly her goodness is hidden within, like nine months of pregnancy. Power to bring potential to actualization. There is no good other than Torah, everything is hidden in the Torah. Tet is the Number Nine 9. Sound: T

יוֹד י

Yud, is the Number Ten 10, Ten sefirot in everything, and Yud in every letter. Yud, beginning and end of all. One point, One God Who is indivisible. One flame soaring ever higher, the only hovering letter. The little point that holds Infinity. Yud the concentrated power of God, Vav the decent of that power and blessings into Dalet the physical world. Reveals the good hidden in the letter Tet. Yud is the Hand of God, with Ten Utterances God created the world. Black am I but beautiful, for there is no white inside this letter, as there is in other letters. I have no room to bring you in beneath My wings. You will not see me, you cannot see anything in Me since I am a tiny point. The World that is Coming is created by Yud, a river that issues from Eden to water the Garden called Vav that waters another Garden, which is Dalet, which is four. Sound: Y

כף ך כ

Kaf, is the number Twenty 20 the much revealed from a Yud. God continually making spiritual potential into actual, God creating the world continuously. The Palms of the Holy One, I have engraved you upon My Palms, where potential is actualized. Keter: Declaring the end at the beginning, wait and contemplate, creating from the Crown, and everything Encircles, becoming One with the power to rule.
Meaning: Palm, spoon, crown Sound: K with a dagesh and KH without a dagesh

נצח Netzach: Kaf, predominant in life, crowned, combined, and formed Sun in the Universe, the fourth day of the week, and the left ear of man.

Kaph is a Double letter K, KH.

לָמֶד ל

Lamed, a heart aspiring upwards understanding the knowledge of the mind. A Kaf reaching upward to a Yud, it’s sum equals Lamed and is the number Thirty 30. The only letter ascending above the line “A tower soaring in the air.” Learning Torah in order to teach, learning in order to do. It is a mitzvah to reveal the secrets of Torah. Sound: L Meaning:  Learn and teach.

מֵם ם מ

Mem is the number Forty 40, which represents a metamorphosis, transformation, and renewal. A mikveh has the ability to change an individual from a state of impurity to purity. Repentance transforms a person, once he has repented he is no longer the same person he was when he sinned, turning his sin into merit. The open mem represents the revealed Torah and the closed mem represents the Torah’s secrets, Zohar. There is no water but Torah, the only thing that will quench one’s thirst is Torah. When evil is transformed into good, and Satan is overcome Bet(Bereshit) becomes Mem, and the Holy One is One. Mem is a Mother letter. Sound: M Meaning:  Water and Mashiach.

נוּן ן נ

Nun, is the number Fifty 50. Bent Nun, a humble one nullified in the waters of Torah with Awe. Straight Nun, one who serves God out of Love standing straight in his presence, an extended vav descending below the line unbounded light above and below. One cannot see God, everything seems to be controlled by the laws of nature, this reality is a total deception. There are fifty levels of Binah, understanding. Fifty is required for true freedom, like the Jubilee or the counting of the Omer. Only through Torah can one attain true freedom, and escape the deceit. Sound: N Meaning: Deceit, kingship, fish, miscarriage, and miracle.

סָמֶך ס

Samech is a circle, representing infinity with no beginning or end, and the infinite power of Ein Sof, G‑d’s infinite light. Its end is wedged at its beginning. To continuously be aspirating to achieve higher and higher levels of God, with Awe, and Love. The state of being supported by God at all times, and using medicine as support. Six directions all around with ten sefirot, Samech is the number Sixty 60. Sound: S

עַיִן ע

Ayin is the number Seventy 70. Two eyes and the optic nerves entering the brain. A Vav(Torah) in a Nun(Humility), only the humble can acquire Torah. And the glory of God shall be revealed and all flesh shall see together that the mouth of God speaks, for God is our salvation, Written Torah. The Eye of God is on those who fear Him, the ever-open eye that is all right. Sound: silent

פה ף פ

Pey is the number Eighty 80. God is my mouthpiece. The power to create and complete the creation through speech. Union with God is achieved by speech, Oral Torah. Sound: P with a dagesh and F without a dagesh. Pey is a Double letter P, PH.

הוד Hod: Pey, predominant in power, crowned, combined, and formed Venus in the Universe, the fifth day of the week, and the right nostril in man.

צדי ץ צ

Tzadik, a yud on top of the letter nun, a divine intellect above the deceit, a Righteous one. With Godliness flowing from Yud, we can overcome the Nun. The straight Tzadik represents the baal teshuvah a master of repentance. Tzadik is the foundation of the world, Yesod. Tzadik is joined with Kuf, to pour down the light of mercy and sustain the existence of all that are below them. Kuf is the beginning of Malchut, thus Yesod and Malchut are forever joined. To hunt and eat in order to redeem and elevate the 288 fallen sparks of the breaking of the vessels. Tzadik is the number Ninety 90. Sound: TS

קוֹף ק

Kuf, is like Hei, but her feet descend into death, capturing Holy sparks in the kelipah, the reality of fallen sparks. The Kuf represents kelipah, unholiness, and the Hei holiness. The letter Kuf is a monkey a mimic, the vanity and false imitations of this world. To overcome the kelipah, one must be willing to serve God beyond the comfort zone and rationality, to transform folly into suprarational power. A Reish above with a zayin descending below the line on the left. Zayin and reish spell zar, foreign. Avoid all foreign to Torah, and be crowned in Torah, zayin and reish spell zeir, crown. The fallen holy sparks give Kuf great strength, so an individual who violates the Torah will be touched and surrounded by the kelipah. Zayin is being grasped in all worlds, permeating realms of reality, this enables touching and connection between souls. The soul opening to God, an eye of a needle. Kuf is the number One Hundred 100. Sound: K

רֵישׁ ר

One who is bent over; a poor person, and at times evil and far away from God. Resh, is like a Dalet, but it lacks a Yud, and with Yud He created the World to Come. Dalet is poor but, Resh is also spiritually poor. There is no poor person except one who is poor in the knowledge of God. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God. Thinks and speaks evil, but with repentance can become the head. Resh is the Number Two Hundred 200. Sound: R Resh is a Double letter R, RR.

יסוד Yesod: Resh, predominant in peace, crowned, combined, and formed Mercury in the Universe, the sixth day of the week, and the left nostril in man.

שִׁין ש

Shin, a crown with three columns, Wisdom Understanding and application of Knowledge, thought speech and action. In the emotions, right is kindness, left is judgment, central is mercy. The dot above the Shin emphasizes one of these attributes. Chew life over with the strength of your teeth, break it up to its essence. This year, be steadfast in faith, change for the good, and return to God, He does not change. Three Vavs, each with a Yud on top, Shin is the Number Three Hundred 300. Sound: SH with a dot over the right side, and S with a dot over the left. Shin is a Mother letter, Fire

תו ת

Tav is the final letter and is perfection on all levels, thought, speech, and action, fulfilling the Torah from Aleph to Tav. Tav is a Dalet and a Nun: Dan means to Judge. Through humility, you get back to the Truth, God, you have Life and then Death. Tav the seal of Death, Mavet. Be humble before Him, He brings to life and puts to death, all in perfect Truth. He repays His enemies in their lifetime to make them perish. Those completely absorbed by the pursuit of self-indulgent pleasure, self-deceived (Nun), in the long run, suffering. Although this indulgent pleasure may initially seem glorious, it eventually leads to poverty. The Nun represents this self-deception and this temporary pleasure. He concealed Him­self within the laws of nature, with Torah and Mitzvot and self-refinement, the truth is revealed, and eternal pleasure. Judge your thoughts intentions speech and actions, before the Judge. Numerical value: 400 Sound: T with a dagesh and S without. Tav is a Double letter T, TH.

מלכות Malkuth: Tav, predominant in beauty, crowned, combined and formed Moon in the Universe, the seventh day in the week, and the mouth of man.

Two Letters produce two houses; three form six; four form twenty-four; five form one hundred and twenty; six form seven hundred and twenty; seven form five thousand and forty; and beyond this their numbers increase so that the mouth can hardly utter them, nor the ear hear the number of them. So now, behold the Stars of our World, the Planets which are Seven; the Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. The Seven are also the Seven Days of Creation; and the Seven Gateways of the Soul of Man—the two eyes, the two ears, the mouth and the two nostrils. So with the Seven are formed the seven heavens, the seven earths, and the seven periods of time; and so has He preferred the number Seven above all things under His Heaven.

The simple letters are twelve, namely: Hei, Vav, Zayin, Chet, Tet, Yud, Lamed, Nun, Samech, Ayin, Tsade, and Quph; they represent the fundamental properties, sight, hearing, smell, speech, desire for food, the sexual appetite, movement, anger, mirth, thought, sleep, and work. These symbolize also twelve directions in space: northeast, southeast, the east above, the east below, the northwest, southwest, the west above, the west below, the upper south, the lower south, the upper north, the lower north. These diverge to all eternity, and an as the arms of the universe.

These twelve letters, he designed, formed, combined, weighed, and changed, and created with them the twelve divisions of the heavens namely, the zodiacal constellations, the twelve months of the year, and the twelve important organs of the frame of man, namely the right and left hands, the right and left feet, two kidneys, the liver, the gall, the spleen, the intestines, the gullet, and the stomach. God produced Hei, predominant in Speech, crowned, combined, and formed Aries in the world, Nisan in the year, and the right foot of man. God produced Vav, predominant in Mind, crowned, combined, and formed Taurus in the world, Yiar in the year, and the right kidney of man. God produced Zayin, predominant in movement, crowned, combined, and formed Gemini in the world, Sivan in the year, and the left foot of man. He produced Chet, predominant in Sight, crowned, combined, and formed Cancer in the world, Tammuz in the year, and the right hand of man. He produced Tet, predominant in Hearing, crowned, combined, and formed Leo in the world, Ab in the year, and the left kidney in man. He produced Yud, predominant in Labor, crowned, combined, and formed Virgo in the world, Elul in the year, and the left hand of man. He produced Lamed, predominant in sexual desire, crowned, combined, and formed Libra in the world, Tishrei in the year, and the gall in man. He produced Nun, predominant in smell, crowned, combined, and formed Scorpio in the world, Marchesvan in the year, and the intestines in man. He produced Samech, predominant in sleep, crowned, combined, and formed Sagittarius in the world, Kislev in the year, and the stomach of man. He produced Ayin, predominant in Anger, crowned, combined, and formed Capricornus in the world, Tebet in the year, and the liver in man. He produced Tsade, predominant in Taste, crowned, combined, and formed Aquarius in the world, Shevat in the year, and the gullet in man. He produced Quph, predominant in Mirth, crowned, combined, and formed Pisces in the world, Adar in the year, and the spleen in man.

Three ‘mothers’, seven ‘double’ and twelve ‘simple’, these are the twenty-two letters.

Yud-Hei-Vav-Hei יהוה, Tetragrammaton, that is our Lord of Hosts, exalted, and existed in the ages, whose Name is Holy, created three ‘fathers’, fire and spirit and water, progressing beyond them, seven heavens with their armies of angels; and twelve limits of the universe.

In proof of these things, and witnessing faithfully are the Universe, the Year of time, and Man himself, the Microcosm. He fixed these as testimonies of the Triad, the Heptad, and the Dodecad; the twelve constellations rulers of the world, the Dragon Tali which environs the universe, and the microcosm, man. The triad, fire, water, and air; the fire above, the water below, and the air in the midst. The proof of which is that air is a participator with both.

Tali, the Dragon, is above the Universe, as a king on his throne; the sphere in the year as a king in his State, the Heart of man as a king in warfare. And our God made the states of opposition, good and evil, good from the good, and evil from the evil. Happiness is reserved for the just, and misery for the wicked ones.

And out of the triad one stands apart; and in the heptad there are two triads, and one standing apart. The dodecad symbolizes war, the triad of amity, the triad of enmity, three which are life-giving, three which are death-dealing, and God, the faithful king, rules over all from the throne of his sanctity. One above three, three above seven, and seven above twelve, and all are linked together, and one with another.

After that our father Abraham had seen, and pondered over, investigated, and understood these things, he designed, engraved, and composed them, and received them into his power (hands). Then the Lord of all appeared unto him, made a covenant with him, and kissed his head, and naming him after his own name, called him his friend; and as it is written, completed a covenant with him and with his seed forever, who then believed on God יהוה, and it was assigned to him for righteousness.

God ordained a covenant between the toes of his feet, that of circumcision; and a covenant between the fingers of his hands, that of the Tongue. He bound the essences of the twenty-two letters on his tongue, and God disclosed to him the secrets of them. God has carried these through waters, He has borne them aloft through fire, and He has stamped them in the storms of the air; He has distributed them among the seven stars, and has assigned them to twelve celestial constellations. Amen.

Fill Death with Life and Resurrect. Uniting opposites for Eternal Life.

Anything by itself is Death, Unity is Life:

  • Giving and Receiving.
  • Wisdom and Understanding.
  • Compassion and Judgment.
  • Male and Female.
  • Soul and Body.
  • Love and Fear.
  • Right and Left.
  • Day and Night.
  • Sun and Moon.
  • Hot and Cold.
  • Sweet and Bitter.
  • Life and Death.
  • Peace and War.
  • Good and Evil.
  • Riches and Poverty.
  • Power and Slavery.
  • Fruitfulness and Sterility.
  • Fire and Water and Air Between.
  • Positive Negative and Resistance.
  • Proton Electron and Neutron.

Combine opposites with a constant resistance as to never nullify them. Using every attribute in the service of God. This is heaven, here is Eternal Life. Judgment serving Compassion, Body serving Soul, Death serving Life, Evil serving Good, Good serving God. Using Positive and Negative to Create Light! Anything by itself not supporting its counterpart is Death. Be like God, Male and Female as one, this is an Eternal One. Death is very good in the service of Life. Death is a mold a void that we will fill with the dew of Heaven bringing everyone back to Life!

Unify the Holy Name, “unite Judgment with Compassion, blending them fittingly as one, so that all may be sweetened and harmonized.”

From the fruit of the tree~ the blessed Holy One. In the middle of the garden.. in the middle of the Woman… Life from Death…. “A woman is more bitter than death”, here is Life! The giving of male towards a female creates a female Soul. The desire of a female for a male creates a male Soul. Souls constantly renewing eternally.

References: Torah Zohar Tanya

Spiritual Beauty is Ranked in Modesty.

The more Modest a Woman is, the Higher Spiritual level she attains, for herself and her family. Her Soul becomes more beautiful because the reward for Modesty is equal to studying Torah day and night. Not destroying her own light makes her shine more beautifully.

An immodest Woman is coupled with an Angel of destruction. She is a destroyer of worlds. All the Souls brought down into the world without a body are consider a world destroyed, a seed destroyed containing worlds. In immodesty you become partners in the sin, spilling seed without having it. A man that spills seed is coupled with a Destroyer, he is one who murders his own children.

All the Light spilled is used against oneself, creating one’s own demons and one’s own destruction, trough our own efforts. Demons being good, they are here to destroy the wicked with their own energy. Measure for measure a perfectly fitting punishment. The power to create used to destroy oneself.

A Soul Sold for Attention.

Correct and Rectify Your Soul!

References: Torah Zohar Tanya

Correct and Rectify Your Soul! Tikkun Haklali and Ana Beko’ach

May God protect us, be patient with us Lord until we return to You in perfect repentance. Please Lord our God give everyone the opportunity to repent with awe and love before You, humble us before You, for the sake of Your Name.

Do not take us from this world before our time. Give us a full life so that we can make amends for all the wrong we have done. Be patient with us until we return to You in perfect repentance.

Let us sing joyously to God, Master of all, Who was, is, and will ever be; let us shout out to the God of our salvation. Let us advance facing him with thanksgiving; with melodic song let us shout out to him. For YHVH is a great God and a great King above all gods.

I am preparing my soul to thank, praise, and honor my Creator, to bring about a unification of the blessed Holy One and His Shechinah, in awe and love. Through the Godliness that is hidden in the world, I am connecting myself in saying the Tehilim to all the true Tzaddikim that are in our generation, and to all the true Tzaddikim resting in the dust.

Lord please turn to me in mercy and accept the Psalms I am going to say as if Abraham, Isaac, Israel, Moses, and King David themselves were saying them, and let their merit protect us. Lord with Your abounding kindness please repair the sefirot I have damaged, and turn my sin into merit. (Say the sefirot three times to draw more Light.)

כתר Keter P16 Guard me,  Almighty God, for I put my trust in You. O my soul say to God, You are my Master, You bestow Your blessings towards me, I have no good apart from You.  On account of the holy ones who are in the earth, the mighty ones in faith, in whom is all my delight, all my needs are fulfilled.  For those who choose another god, their sorrows shall be multiplied; I will not drink their offerings of blood, nor take their names upon my lips. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup, You guide me in my lot. Portions are fallen for me in pleasant places, but I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, who has given me counsel; my conscience instructs me in the night. I have placed God always before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not falter.  Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. You will not abandon my soul in the grave, You will not allow Your pious one to see destruction. You will show me the path of life, in Your presence is fulfillment and joy, at Your right hand, there are pleasures forevermore.

חכמה Chokhmah P32 Fortunate is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Happy is the man to whom God ascribes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile. When I was silent, my bones wasted away with my groaning all day long.  Day and night, Your hand is heavy upon me, my moisture was turned into the drought of summer.  I revealed my sin to You, I did not hide my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to God,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin, forever.  For this shall everyone who is pious pray to You in a time when You may be found, to draw close to You, then surely misfortune will not befall. You are my hiding place, You keep me from trouble, with songs of deliverance You embrace me, forever. I will enlighten You and guide You in the way which You shall go, I will direct You with My loving eye upon You. Be not like the horse or mule, which have no understanding, who must be held with bit and bridle, or they will not come near You.  Many are the woes of the wicked, but You who trust in God, His loving-kindness will embrace You. Rejoice in God, You righteous ones, shout for joy, all You who are upright in heart, sing praises.

בינה Binah P41 Fortunate is he who considers the poor; on a day of calamity, God will rescue him.  God will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be called fortunate in all the land, and You will not deliver him into the desire of his enemies.  God will support him on his sickbed; when You have transformed his entire restfulness in his illness.  I said, “God, be gracious to me; heal my soul because I have sinned against You.”  My enemies speak evil of me; “When will he die and his name be lost?”  And if he comes to see me, he speaks falsely; his heart gathers iniquity to itself; when he goes outside, he speaks of it.  All my enemies whisper together about me; against me do they devise my hurt.  “An evil thing shall be poured into him, and once he lies down, he will no longer rise.”  Even my ally, in whom I trusted, who eats my bread, developed an ambush for me.  But You, God, be gracious to me and raise me up, so that I may repay them.  By this, I shall know that You delight in me when my enemy does not shout joyfully over me.  And as for me, because of my integrity, You shall support me and set me up before Your face forever.  Blessed be God, Elohei God of Israel, from one end of the world to the other end of the world. Amen and amen!

הסד Chesed P42 As a deer cries longingly for rivulets of water, so does my soul cry longingly to You, Elohim God, Almighty Master of all forces.  My soul thirsts for Elohim, for the living God: “When will I come and appear before Elohim in the Holy Temple?”  My tears were my bread day and night when they say to me all day long, “Where is Your God?”  These things I will remember, and I will pour out my soul because of the pain which is upon me: How I passed on in covered wagons, pacing slowly up to the House of Elohim with a joyful shouting and thanksgiving, a celebrating multitude.  Why are you downcast, my soul, and why do you wail over me? Hope to Elohim, for I will yet thank Him for the salvations of His presence.  My God, the soul that is upon me is downcast; therefore, I will remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Chermon, from the young mountain.  One deep trouble calls to another deep trouble; I am ready to hear the sound of Your water channels of afflictions; all Your breakers and waves are gone over me.  By day, God commands His kindness, and at night, His song is with me, a prayer to the God who guards my life.  I will say to God, my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why should I walk in gloom under the oppression of the enemy?”  With murder in my bones, my oppressors have reproached me by saying to me all day long, “Where is Your God?”  Why are you downcast, my soul, and why do you moan over me? Hope to Elohim, for I will yet thank Him for the salvations of my countenance and my God.

גבורה Gevurah P59 A plea to be spared from destruction; by David, when Shaul dispatched and they guarded the house to slay him.  Rescue me from my enemies, my God; from those who rise up against me, save me.  Save me from workers of iniquity; and from bloodthirsty men rescue me.  For behold, they lurked for my soul; strong men lodge against me, neither for any transgression of mine nor for any sin of mine, God.  Without any iniquity of mine, they run and prepare themselves; awaken Yourself towards me and see.  And You, YHVH-Elohim Tzevaot, God of Israel, arise to visit upon all the nations; be not gracious to any treacherous workers of iniquity, forever.  They return in the evening, they howl like a dog and go round about the city.  Behold, they spew forth with their mouth; they have swords in their lips, for who hears?  But You, God, will laugh at them; You will mock all the nations.  In the face of his strength, for You do I wait, for Elohim is my stronghold.  The God of my kindness will precede me; Elohim will show me what befalls my watchful foes.  Do not kill them, lest my people forget; make them wander destitute with Your power and bring them down, God our Shield.  The sin of their mouth is the word of their lips, and they will be seized because of their haughtiness, and because of the curse and the lies that they tell.  Destroy them with wrath, destroy them so they be no longer, and let people know that Elohim rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth, forever.  And let them return towards evening, let them howl like dogs and go round about the city.  Groaning for food they will roam about to eat; if they are not sated, they will lodge.  And I will sing of Your power, and I will sing praises of Your kindness in the morning, for You were my stronghold and a refuge on a day that I was in straits.  My strength! To You will I sing, for Elohim is my stronghold, God of my kindness.

תפארת Tiferet P77  My voice is to God Elohim, when I cry out; my voice is to God Elohim, that he give ear to me.  On the day of my distress, I sought God; my wound oozes at night and does not abate; my soul refuses to be comforted.  I remember Elohim and I moan; I speak and my spirit becomes faint.  You held my eyes from getting any sleep; I am stricken and unable to speak.  I think of days of yore, ancient years.  I recall my music at night; I speak with my heart and my spirit searches.  “Will God forsake me forever and nevermore be appeased?  Is His kindness ended forever? Has he finished consoling?  Has the Merciful God forgotten graciousness? Has he, in anger, shut off His mercy?”.  And I said, “This is to infirm me, this change of the right hand of the Most High.”  I recall the deeds of Yah when I remember Your wonder from time immemorial.  And I meditate over all Your works, and of Your deeds, I speak.  Elohim, Your way is in sanctifying Your Name by judging the wicked. Who is a great god as Elohim?  You are the God who works wonders; You made known Your might among the peoples.  You redeemed Your people with Your arm, the sons of Jacob and Joseph, forever.  The waters saw You, Elohim, the waters perceived You, and they trembled, the deeps even quaked.  They poured forth thick waters; the skies let out a voice of thunder, even Your arrows of lightning went abroad.  The sound of Your thunder rebuked the wheels of Pharaoh’s chariots; the lightning illuminated the world; the earth trembled and roared.  In the sea was Your way, and Your path in the mighty waters; afterward Your steps were not known when the sea returned to its strength to cover the Egyptians.  You led Your people like sheep by the hand of Moshe and Aharon.

נצח Netzach P90  Adonai, a shelter are You; You have been for us, in generation after generation.  Before the mountains were born, and when the earth and inhabited land were yet non-existent, and from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.  You bring a man down to a crushing point, and You say, “Return, O sons of men.”  For if a man lived a thousand years, they would be in Your eyes like a bygone yesterday, for they will but pass away, and be like a watch in the night.  You flow them; they are as a dream during sleep; in the morning, like grass he passes away.  In the morning, it blossoms and is rejuvenated; by evening, it is cut off and withers.  For we perish from Your wrath, and from Your anger we are dismayed.  You have placed our iniquities before You, the sins of our Youth before the light of Your countenance.  For all our days have passed away in Your anger; we have consumed our years as a fleeting thought.  The days of our years because of them are seventy years, and if with strength, eighty years; but their proudest success is toil and pain, for it is quickly shorn off and we fly away.  Who knows the power of Your anger, and Your wrath according to the reverence that is due unto You? To number our days, so inform us, that we may get a heart of wisdom.  Return, God from Your wrath. How long? And be consoled in thinking favorably regarding Your servants.  Satiate us in the morning with Your loving-kindness, and we will sing out and rejoice throughout our days.  Cause us to rejoice according to the days that You afflicted us, the years when we saw evil.  May Your works appear to Your servants, and Your majesty to their sons.  And may the pleasantness of God our Eloah be upon us, and the work of our hands, establish for us without mishap to us, and the work of our hands, establish it.

הוד Hod P105 Give thanks to God, proclaim His name; make His deeds known among the peoples.  Sing enthusiastically to him, play music to him, speak of all His wonders.  Boast of His holy name; may the heart of those who seek God rejoice.  Search for God and His might; seek His presence constantly.  Remember His wonders, which He performed, His miracles and the judgments of His mouth.  The seed of Abraham His servant, the children of Jacob, His chosen ones.  He is God our Eloah; throughout all the earth are His judgments.  He remembered His covenant forever, the word he had commanded to the thousandth generation,  The Covenant which he cut with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac,  And he set it up to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,  Saying, “To You, I shall give the land of Canaan, the lot of Your inheritance.”  When they were few in number, hardly dwelling in it.  And they walked in their customs among one nation and then among another nation, from one kingdom to another people.  He let no man rob them, and he reproved kings on their account.  “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do not harm My prophets.”  He called a famine upon the land; he broke every staff of bread.  He sent a man before them; Yosef was sold as a slave.  They afflicted his foot with fetters; his soul was placed in irons.  Until His word came, the saying of God purified him.  A king sent and released him, a ruler of peoples sent and loosed his bonds.  He made him the master of his household and the ruler over all his possessions.  To bind up his princes at his wish, and he made his elders wise.  Israel came to Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ḥam.  And he made His people very fruitful, and he made it stronger than its adversaries.  He turned their heart to hate His people, to plot against His servants.  He sent Moshe His servant and Aharon whom he chose.  They placed upon them the words of His signs and His miracles in the land of Ḥam.  He sent darkness and it darkened, and the signs did not disobey His word.  He turned their water into blood and killed their fish.  Their land swarmed with frogs, even in the rooms of their monarchs.  He commanded and a mixture of noxious beasts came, lice throughout their entire boundary.  He made their rains into hail, flaming fire in their land.  And it struck their vines and their fig-trees, and it broke the trees of their boundary.  He spoke and locusts came and nibbling locusts without number.  And they consumed all grass in their land, and they consumed the produce of their soil.  And he smote every firstborn in their land, the first of all their strength.  And he took them out with silver and gold, and there was no pauper among their tribes.  Egypt rejoiced with their departure, for their fear had fallen upon them.  He spread out a cloud for shelter, and fire to illuminate the night.  They asked, and he brought quails, and the bread of heaven sated them.  He opened a rock and water flowed; in the deserts ran rivers.  For he remembered His holy word with Abraham His servant.  And he took out His people with joy, His chosen ones with joyful singing.  And he gave them lands of nations, and they inherited the toil of regimes.  In order that they keep His statutes and observe His laws. Halleluyah!

יסוד Yesod P137 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat, we also wept when we remembered Zion.  On willows in its midst, we hung our harps.  For there, our captors asked us for words of song and our tormentors asked of us mirth, “Sing for us of the song of Zion.”  “How shall we sing the song of God on foreign soil?”  If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.  May my tongue cling to my palate, if I do not remember you if I do not elevate Jerusalem above my foremost joy.  Remember, God, and repay the children of Edom; and the day of Jerusalem, those who say, “Raze it, raze it, to its foundation!”  Daughter of Babylon, you are to be plundered and destroyed, praiseworthy is He who repays you in accordance with what you have done to us. Praiseworthy is he who will take and dash your demons against the rock. + By her lust and anger she has spilled our seed and blood, may she be attacked by the demons she has begotten. Go away, go away! Be silent, be silent! Untie the knot, not tied for you, not tied for me! El brings them out from Egypt, like the wild ox’s antlers for him. For there is no augury against Jacob, no divination against Israel. Now be it said to Jacob and to Israel what has been performed by El. I decree against you that your minds be scattered! Not on my account, but rather to prevent you from murdering other people! Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of Your Holiness and Glory. O, Lord! We beseech You, pardon the iniquity of Your people, we rely on Your abundant mercy. You divide the sea by Your Strenght and break the heads of the dragons in the waters. You did break in pieces the heads of Leviathan and gave them as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness. YHVH is a man of war, with His name we win all wars. All for the sake of Your Name, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, all for the Glory of Your Name. All the nations surrounded us, but in the name of the LORD we cut them down. Those in pursuit to kill us, please kill them, My Lord, it is Your Torah Law. You shall not let a sorceress live!

מלכות Malkuth P150 Halleluyah! Praise God in His Holy place, praise Him in the firmament of His might.  Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him as befits His superb greatness.  Praise Him with the blast of the shofar; praise Him with psaltery and lyre.  Praise Him with timbres and dance, praise Him with stringed instruments and flute.  Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with far-sounding trumpets. We praise Him with Torah always in our mouth.  Let every soul praise Yah! Halleluyah!

O salvation of Israel come from Zion! When God returns the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, Israel shall be glad. The redemption of the righteous is from God, their stronghold at times of trouble. God helps them and rescues them; he rescues them from the wicked and saves them because they take refuge in him. Amen and amen!

Return us to perfection, with the letters of Creation, the letters of Your Name… Ana Beko’ach:

הסד Chesed – Love

  • אָנָא – ana
  • בְּכֹחַ – b’koach
  • גְדוּלַת – g’dulat
  • יְמִינְךָ – yeminecha
  • תַּתִּיר – tatir
  • צְרוּרָה – tzerurah

גבורה Gevurah – Discipline / Judgment

  • קַכֵּל – kabel
  • רִנַּת – rinat
  • עַמְךָ – amecha
  • שַׁגְבֵנוּ – sagvenu
  • טַהֲרֵנוּ – taharenu
  • נוֹרָא – nora

תפארת Tiferet – Beauty

  • נָא – na
  • גִבּור – gibor
  • דוֹרְשֵי – dorshei
  • יִחוּדְךָ – yichudecha
  • כְּבָבַת – k’vavat
  • שָמְרֵם – shamrem

נצח Netzach – Victory

  • בָּרְכֵם – barchem
  • טַהֲרֵם – taharem
  • רַוזֲמֵי – rachamei
  • צִדְקָתְךָ – tzidkatecha
  • תָּמִיד – tamid
  • גָמְלֵם – gamlem

הוד Hod – Splendor

  • חֲסין – chasin
  • קָדוש – kadosh
  • בְּרוֹב – b’rov
  • טוּבְךָ – tuvcha
  • נַהֵל – nahel
  • עֲדָתֶךָ – adatecha

יסוד Yesod – Foundation

  • יָחִיד – yachid
  • גֵאֶה – ge’eh
  • לְעַמְּךָ – l’am’ach
  • פְּנֵה – p’neh
  • זוכְרֵי – zochrei
  • קְדוּשָתֶךָ – kdushatecha

מלכות Malkuth – Kingship

  • שַוְעָתֵנוּ – sha’vatenu
  • קַבֵּל – kabel
  • וּשְמַע – ush’ma
  • צַעֲקַתֵנוּ – tza’akatenu
  • יודֵעַ – yodeh
  • תַּעֲלוּמוֹת – ta’alumot

Please, by the great power of Your right hand, set the captive free. Accept our prayer, strengthen us, purify us, Awesome One. Almighty God, guard us as the apple of the eye, those who seek Your oneness. Bless us, cleanse us, pity us, and grant us Your truth. Mighty Holy God, in Your abundant grace, guide Your people. Accept our prayer, hear our cry, You who knows secret thoughts.

May the blemishes that I have caused be rectified, and may I be purified and sanctified with Your supernal holiness. Rectify our Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah from every baseness and defect, and purify and sanctify us with Your supernal holiness. Blessed is the name of His glorious kingdom forever and ever. Amen and amen!

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World of Concealment

This is the world of lies, this is the world of concealment. Everything you obtain here in this physical world is a temporary illusion. You haven’t obtained anything. The only thing obtained is something given. Every single Mitzvah performed you take with you to the next world, of truth.

If you can’t share what you have, what you have is worthless.

It’s best to convince someone to give to Mitzvot, this counts greater than if you have given. If they refuse, let them think they have everything, but by keeping it to themselves it’s thus rendered worthless.

This fake world is only the world of the test, pass the test and get eternal life and your reward. In a world of deception, hold on to what is eternal, overcome death and chaos by tightly grasping the Tree of Life, Torah.

Life Flow

How do we change the world? Matching and mirroring pacing and Leading.

God sheds two tears a day for you, to save the world for you. Till you realize he is there with you. Just connect, will you?

With the Lack of an Apple, an Apple, with just the taste the residue. How do you like them Apples?

Action without Awe and Love is like a body without a Soul. Action without a goal? When the goal is Soul.

With the Wisdom of the seven days of creation, we can fill the entire universe with Life. With all the secrets of space travel, just unfolding. What do you need? I’m out of jet fuel… We’ve Got Hydrogen and Oxygen, just provide all the food we need, don’t worry just exhale. We even invented the first space suit. And what did you discover? All you had to do was look was under the covers, tardigrade.

Folly Brightening Wisdom

Desire is antimatter, and with it you can move matter. It has a gravitational pull, pulling things into itself. Desire created by Light, its Darkness and a force of its own without Light.

When sharing, do it unbounded to logic or reason, so your blessings will be unbounded gifts beyond reason.

If you’re going to err, err in Giving too much charity, err in loving too much. If you’re going to be a fool, be foolishly compassionate foolishly friendly, and kind.

Light out of darkness he called, very good. There is only good, so very good.

The strongest want to be on top, the strongest want to take by force, but have you ever seen a person carrying a horse?

This isn’t a war, no battle at all. In being incorrect they’re already off course.

Destroy the old foolish king, leaving only light, laughing crying awake again. Purification, Destruction, what’s the difference again? All ego will go like a dream my friend.

You can’t know the mind of God… You don’t know your own subconscious! Just be conscious, we all live in each other, remember so We can all be One. 

You can only know that which you are, if you are like God than you will Be One with God.

God wants to give infinitely, Oh how much more light is revealed with a broken vessel. It’s not spilling, broken and flowing with purpose. Infinitely more than what it’s meant for.  

Break your self, there is so much more beyond the shells of your ego. A bold fool with no ego, filled with an infinite flow.

When keeping count, your not counting on God. Bounded and limited to logic and reason.

Male and female as one, rich and poor as one, spiritual and physical as one, God is One, when everything is done.

What you do to another, God will do on to you.

If you put God last, God will put you last. If you put God first, God will put you first. At every moment and for everything put God first!

The thought of good and evil is a fractured consciousness creating good and evil. That’s the lie of the snake that everyone believes. God is One, eat from all in oneness, and remain one with God.

I don’t think therefore I am. I am therefore I observe myself think.

Do you believe that’s your shirt, or do you know that’s your shirt? What’s more certain, knowing or believing? It’s better to have proof, it’s better to know. Walk in confidence knowing God.

He who goes with the wise will become wise, but he who befriends the fools will be broken.

Be Like a Flee that always keep jumping, be the first to arrive once we blow the lid off.

Eve is about to take a bite out of the Apple… No No No! don’t eat that, those are good-ol troughing apples to pelt the snakes with. Phew we avoided 6000 years of suffering.

Darwin is depressed thinking “my mother’s a monkey”, goes to the Veterinarian and says tell me about this thing about the youth in Asia? You don’t look like a Monkey… “You’ve never met my Mother”, says Darwin… If you choose to be confined to physicality, if you choose to be a monkey, do not ask why you are devoid of Light. Don’t reject reality and live in a world without a cause, without a Creator.

The Science Delusion

To think a house was constructed without a blue print. To think life and the universe was created with no thought at all, with no rhyme or reason. A fool who believes in an effect without a cause, a fool with no God at all. Please keep adding years to the universe as if time could remedy a lacking cause. Adding more time to try and make your lies work, you go further from the truth, because of everything that must exist simultaneously or it could not and would not exist at all. An object will never move no matter how many billions of years you give it, the only thing that can make it do that is a force, a cause. Time will never spontaneously produce the results you want.

Without a flower there is no reproduction, and without reproduction evolution cannot occur. Try and have a flower and bee evolve over billions of years. Once you realize it all had to function perfectly with everything in place  simultaneously or else it would all crumble, you can admit you lied and made those years up, as if time was ever a cause. Time is the effect of creating space.

Why motion why movement at all? Why would a Light enliven it all? Know that what moves you, moves everything else, it’s Wisdom it’s Light fulfilling it all. The space and distance between you and the Light is moving it all.

The effect is in the cause. If the effect is life and consciousness than it must have been in the cause, this is Law. All these years in the wrong direction, when we have always had it all from the beginning, with nothing new under the sun. You seem to think God lied to you, you seem to think your brighter.

When the observer changes, what he observes changes, so what have you learned? Science is like a dog chasing it’s tale attaining nothing at all.

God said, “you will not follow after your Heart and after your eyes which lead you astray”. But did not listen, you followed after your hypotheses and what you observed and made this your new God, you made this your truth. Trying to find truth with foundations of lies. Everything emanating from consciousness and you look and prove and find nothing at all (Hey buddy the keys are in your hand.). Continue to believe that only what you can observe is real, not conscious at all. When will you observe and see that which can’t be observed or seen? Wake up! be conscious that your conscious, and conscious is all.

Crowned with Torah in the Garden of Eden

Crowned with Torah in Awe and Love from head to toe for Ein Sof. With Awe and Love towards God applied at our highest level, everything that manifests below is Awe and Love for Ein Sof. With this Awe and Love above we rule over our heart and everything below.

Inside our heart exists the good and evil inclination. Why do we have both? Because we need positive and negative to have Light. One who uses his good and evil inclination to serve the Lord, that is very Good. Turning darkness into Light and bitter into sweet in his life.

I Love you, Lord. Let me be One with the One for me, so your name is One. Male and Female unite in one bond with Awe and Love emanating from their Hearts and Awe and Love below. These four connections of Awe and Love are the four rivers of the garden of Eden my Love. We Love because we Love to Love. Defying logic or reason, each in the other abounding in Love. God is Male(YHV) and Female(H) in One. Rich and Poor in One, rendering Goodness. If Money is the root of all evil, how easily it’s uprooted with Charity. Every Sefirot(world) contains within it every other Sefirot, so at every level our Love flows, there is nowhere you can be that our Love won’t go.

Awe and Love towards Ein Sof, a Male attached to God with both negative and positive attributes (Upper two rivers of Eden.). Awe and Love below from Male to Female (Yesod to Malkhut. Lower two rivers of Eden.).

Repentance Cry

One who can feel with his heart can cry out to God, and be saved. A cry a prayer and repentance are from the heart. All the gates of prayer are opened to one who cries out to the Blessed Holy One.

Feeling awareness the stuff of consciousness. One who hardens his heart cannot feel and becomes unconscious, unaware of the Holy One, unaware of what will befall him. When unconscious we become fools marching towards death.

One who wishes not to feel and not to cry, his wish is death. In death, we lost our chance to change by choice, and will be unable to shed a tear to save our life. Repent here and now save your eternal life, with life.

The Omnipresent one feeling and knowing all, always bearing the pain of the world.

Our heart is like an antenna the stronger it is the more it senses and perceives. You who feel the most are strongest of all. Those who do not feel with a heart of stone, weakest of all.

They know not what they do, because they harden their hearts in order to sin. Sin is simply foolishness, unconsciousness. What Light can you experience while unconscious?

Feeling what another feels, this is the key to omnipresence, this is Love, between you and I, this is God.

Charitable Giving – Tzedakah

It is the giver who is the true receiver, and the receiver that is the genuine giver… Our sharing actually benefits ourselves even more than the person with whom we share.

The true secret to riches is charity. By increasing charitable contributions you increase the down-flow of Divine energy into this world. Giving creates the receptacle for receiving. Charity is the core of all the commandments and it surpasses them all. Giving from the toil of your hands is the love of friends as your self, rich and poor in one bound.

If you don’t care about money, you don’t care about charity.
If money is the root of all evil, how easily it’s uprooted trough charity.

You are in the image and likeness of God, this is why giving feels good and being in need feels bad because it makes you dissimilar to who you truly are, a giver. When you receive in order to delight God, the act is giving and bound to God. Desire to receive in order to delight God. Desire to receive in order to share. This keeps you in the image and likeness of God, by being in the attribute of bestowal.

Receive as much as you can, in order to share as much as you can.

Matter is made of consciousness

Matter is derived from consciousness, consciousness is fundamental. Everything that we regard as existing, exists in consciousness. Consciousness begets Matter.

Without Torah, everything descends into chaos and consciousness ceases to be. The world was created with the Torah, it preserves consciousness, and within consciousness, everything exists. Our consciousness affects the physical world because they are one and the same. You affect your environment and your environment affects you. We are Living in the mind of God. Everything exists within consciousness. Look beyond the creation to the one creating it.

Divine Justice

Those who bless, shall be blessed, and those who curse, shall be cursed.

An Eye for and Eye does not leave the whole world blind. It means to restore what was destroyed with that of equal value.

The righteous suffer in this world, to purify their soul, so that they can merit the World to Come.

God pays those who hate him in this world, so they have no share in the world to come.

Create a New Reality

Create with, thought intention speech and action, courser and courser until real.

Step out of past and future, and create a new reality. Be, think, do, and have a life of joy, life without sadness, life that is real life, freedom in this world, freedom from everything… Read Torah and speak a new reality into being. Every time you have an evil thought ignore it and read or think of Torah. Be like the flame of a candle, always flickers upwards. “The body of a man is a wick, and the light is kindled above it.”-Tanya

Burn the bridges behind you, so you have to move forward. There is no point in wasting your time doing something you don’t love. Do it with the confidence that God will provide something better. Trust in God, the pattern you create with your thought intention desire speech and action is what shapes the world around you.
“When one door closes another opens”. Just simply close those doors yourself.

Humor

We should make sin a Mitzvah then people would stop sinning.

Let’s hook these people up with a good masseuse because they are a stiffed necked nation. Check what kind of pillows they are using too… Mom! Jacob is using the Rock as a pillow again.

I can walk to the Moon, I have just one question before I go. Where did you guys leave Jacob’s Ladder?

Why is eating a worm more unkosher than a pig? Because you might accidentally eat King David, so humble. Did I stutter? implied God through Moses the humble.

Even if your wife is an ass, she will see the Angel of the Lord before you. Hee-haw! Balaam

Someone came to my house and saw a painting, asked if I had a son, I said no why? It looks like a five-year-old painted it. No, I painted it and put the happy face sticker on myself… You could put it in the conference room of Boss Baby, Maybe. I’m not going to be an artist that’s ashamed of his work, what do you have against children’s paintings anyway?

I saw you guys destroying the world, it looked like so much fun I’m here to join you. Natural disasters here we come… Don’t worry its all natural. Let’s make sure we cut down all the Trees, so our only choice will be to eat bread from Heaven with a Tree of Wisdom a Tree of Life.

Whatever floats your Boat… Torah water floats my Boat, Good Will.

Why did the Rooster Like the Duck? She was the only one who did Mikvah.

Blessings

Washing Hands | Netilat Yadayim | בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהוָֹה אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְותָיו וְצִוָּנוּ עַל נְטִילַת יָדַיִם

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us on washing hands.

  • בָּרוּךְ – Ba·ruch – Blessed
  • אַתָּה – at·tah – are you
  • יְהוָֹה – Adoni – Lord
  • אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ – e·lo·hei·nu -God
  • מֶֽלֶךְ – me·lekh – King (of)
  • הָעוֹלָם – ha·’o·lam – (the) universe
  • אֲשֶׁר – a·sher – who
  • קִדְּשָׁנ – kid·de·sha·nu – sanctified us
  • בְּמִצְוֹתָיו – be·mitz·v·tav – with his commandments
  • וְצִוָּנוּ – ve·tziv·va·nu -and commanded us
  • עַל – al – on
  • נְטִילַת – ne·ti·lat – washing
  • .יָדָיִם – ya·da·yim. – hands.

I Thank you | Modeh Ani | מודֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם, שֶׁהֶחֱזַרְתָּ בִּי נִשְׁמָתִי בְּחֶמְלָה, רַבָּה אֱמוּנָתֶךָ

I thank You, Living and Eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me, Your great is your faithfulness.

  • מודֶה – Modeh – thank
  • אֲנִי – ‘ani – I
  • לְפָנֶיךָ – l’faneykha – before you
  • מֶלֶךְ – me·lekh – King
  • חַי – chai – living
  • ,וְקַיָּם – vekaiyam – and eternal
  • שֶׁהֶחֱזַרְתָּ – she·he·che·zar·ta – for you retuned
  • בִּי – bi – in me
  • נִשְׁמָתִי – nish·ma·ti – my soul
  • ,בְּחֶמְלָה – bechemlah – in compassion
  • רַבָּה – rabbah – great (is)
  • אֱמוּנָתֶךָ – emunatekah – your faithfulness.

In His Image | .בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהוָֹה אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָ שֶׁעָשַׂ֫נִי בְּצלְמוֹ

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who created me in His Image.

  • בָּרוּךְ – Ba·ruch – Blessed
  • אַתָּה – at·tah – are you
  • יְהוָֹה – Adoni – Lord
  • אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ – e·lo·hei·nu -God
  • מֶֽלֶךְ – me·lekh – King (of)
  • הָעוֹלָם – ha·’o·lam – (the) universe
  • שֶׁעָשַׂ֫נִי – she’asani – Who made me
  • .בָּצַלְמוֹ – be’tzalmo. – in His image.

Formed man in wisdom | Asher Yatzar | בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם אֲשֶׁר יָצַר אֶת הָאָדָם בְּחָכְמָה וּבָרָא בו נְקָבִים נְקָבִים חֲלוּלִים חֲלוּלִים. גָּלוּי וְיָדוּעַ לִפְנֵי כִסֵּא כְבודֶךָ שֶׁאִם יִפָּתֵחַ אֶחָד מֵהֶם או יִסָּתֵם אֶחָד מֵהֶם אִי אֶפְשַׁר לְהִתְקַיֵּם וְלַעֲמוד לְפָנֶיךָ אֲפִילוּ שָׁעָה אֶחָת: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ רופֵא כָל בָּשר וּמַפְלִיא לַעֲשות

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has formed man in wisdom, and created him with numerous orifices and cavities. It is revealed and known before the Throne of Your Glory that if but one of them were to be blocked or opened, it would be impossible to exist and stand before You. Blessed are You, Lord, who heals all flesh and performs wonders.

  • בָּרוּךְ – Ba·rukh – Blessed
  • אַתָּה – at·tah – are you
  • ה’ – Adonai – Lord
  • אֱלהֵינוּ – e·lo·hei·nu – our God
  • מֶלֶךְ – me·lekh – King (of)
  • הָעולָם – ha·’o·lam – the universe
  • אֲשֶׁר – a·sher – who
  • יָצַר – ya·tzar – formed
  • אֶת – et – the/you
  • הָאָדָם – ha·’a·dam – man
  • בְּחָכְמָה – be·khoch·mah – in wisdom
  • וּבָרָא – u·va·ra – and created
  • בו – vo – in him
  • נְקָבִים – ne·ka·vim – orifices
  • נְקָבִים – ne·ka·vim – openings
  • חֲלוּלִים – cha·lu·lim – cavities
  • חֲלוּלִים – cha·lu·lim – hollows
  • . גָּלוּי – Ga·lui –
  • וְיָדוּעַ – ve·ya·du·a –
  • לִפְנֵי – lif·nei –
  • כִסֵּא – chis·sei –
  • כְבודֶךָ – che·v·o·de·cha
  • שֶׁאִם – she·’im
  • יִפָּתֵחַ – yip·pa·te·ach –
  • אֶחָד – e·chad –
  • מֵהֶם – me·hem –
  • או – ‘o –
  • יִסָּתֵם – yis·sa·tem –
  • אֶחָד – e·chad –
  • מֵהֶם – me·hem –
  • אִי – ‘o –
  • אֶפְשַׁר – ef·shar –
  • לְהִתְקַיֵּם – le·hit·kai·yem –
  • וְלַעֲמוד – ve·la·’a·m·od –
  • לְפָנֶיךָ – le·fa·nei·kha –
  • אֲפִילוּ – a·fi·lu –
  • שָׁעָה – sha·’ah –
  • אֶחָת – e·chat –
  • בָּרוּךְ – Ba·ruch – Blessed
  • אַתָּה – at·tah – are you
  • ה’ – Adonai – Lord
  • רופֵא – ro·fei – who heals
  • כָל – khol – all
  • בָּשר – ba·sar – flesh
  • וּמַפְלִיא – u·maf·li – and is wonderful
  • לַעֲשות – la·’a·sot – in His acts

My God, the soul You have given within me is pure. You have created it, You have formed it, You have breathed it into me, and You preserve it within me. You will eventually take it from me, and restore it within me in the Time to Come. So long as the soul is within me, I offer Thanks and Blessings, Lord my God and God of my fathers, Master of all works, Lord of all souls. Blessed are You, Lord, who restores souls to dead bodies.

  • *Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe…
  • *…בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם
  • * Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha-olam….
  1. Who has sanctified us with his commandments, and commanded us to give Tzedakah.
  2. Who gives the heart understanding to distinguish between day and night.
  3. Who opens the eyes of the blind.
  4. Who releases the bound.
  5. Who straightens the bowed.
  6. Who clothes the naked.
  7. Who spreads forth the earth above the waters.
  8. Who directs the steps of man.
  9. Who has provided me with my every need.
  10. Who has not made me a gentile.
  11. Who has made me an Israelite.
  12. Who has made me in His Image.
  13. Who Crowns us.
  14. Who graciously bestows Wisdom.
  15. Who graciously bestows Understanding.
  16. Who graciously bestows Knowledge.
  17. Who graciously bestows us with Love.
  18. Who graciously bestows us with Judgement and Power.
  19. Who graciously bestows us with Beauty.
  20. Who graciously bestows us with Victory.
  21. Who gives strength to the weary.
  22. Who girds the people of Israel with Might.
  23. Who crowns the people of Israel with Glory.
  24. Who removes sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids.
  25. Who is One, and Eternal the only existent One.
  26. Who is perfect and supreme, Creator of all existance.
  27. Who is Beyond all existence, and every created thing.
  28. Who we direct all our thought intention speech and action, we worship You alone with Awe and Love.
  29. Who gave us prophets of truth, and Moses who you spoke with face to face.
  30. Who is One with His Torahs, divine and immutable forever.
  31. Who resurrects the dead.
  32. Who brings Messiah.

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, to accustom us to Your Torah, and make us cleave to Your commandments. Do not bring us into sin, nor into transgression or iniquity, nor into temptation or scorn; and may the evil inclination not rule over us. Keep us far from an evil person and an evil companion. Make us cleave to the good inclination and to good deeds, and compel our inclination to be subservient to You. Grant us this day, and every day, grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who behold us; and bestow bountiful kindness upon us. Blessed are You, Lord, who bestows bountiful kindness upon His people Israel.

May it be Your will, Lord my God and God of my fathers, to protect me this day, and every day, from insolent men and from impudence; from a wicked man, from an evil companion, from an evil neighbor, and from an evil occurrence; from an evil eye, from a malicious tongue, from slander, from false testimony, from men’s hate, from calumnious charges, from unnatural death, from harsh diseases, and from misfortune; from the destructive adversary and from a harsh judgment; from an implacable opponent, whether or not he is a member of the Covenant; and from the retribution of Gehinnom.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, to study Your Torah, and renew in me a steadfast spirit. *Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning words of Torah. Lord our God, make the teachings of Your Torah pleasant in our mouths, and in the mouths of Your entire people, the House of Israel; all be knowers of Your Name and students of Your Torah for its own sake. Blessed are You, Lord, who teaches the Torah to His people Israel.

*Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has chosen us from among all the nations and given us His Torah. *Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has chosen us from among all nations and given us His Torah. Blessed are You, Lord, Who gives Torah.

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying thus shall you bless the children of Israel. Say to them:

The Lord bless you and guard you. The Lord make His countenance shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn His countenance toward you and grant you peace. They shall set My name upon the children of Israel, and I shall bless them.

These are the precepts for which no fixed measure is prescribed: leaving the crops of the edge of the field for the poor, the gift of the firstfruits, the pilgrimage offerings brought when appearing before the Lord on the Three Festivals, deads of kindness, and the study of Torah. These are the precepts, the fruits of which man enjoys in this world, while the principal reward remains in the World to Come: honoring one’s father and mother, performing deeds of kindness, early attendance at the House of Study morning and evening, hospitality to strangers, visiting the sick, dowering the bride, escorting the dead, concentration in prayer, bringing peace between man and his fellowman and between husband and wife. And the study of Torah is equivalent to them all.

I hereby take upon myself the mitzvah, “Love your Friend as Yourself.”

…Blessed are You, Lord our God, I thank You, King of the universe, Who…

Amidah in English with Transliteration

Focus your Awe and Love towards God, concentrate on each word reciting them lovingly to God. Take three steps back, (Starting with the left foot.) then three steps forward (Starting with the right foot, stand with feet together.) © Chabad.org

My Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Your praise.

Adonai s’fa-tai tiftach, u-fi ya-gid t’hi-la-te-cha.

Bend Knees and bow at “Blessed”; Straighten at “Lord “:

Blessed are You, Lord our God and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob, the great, mighty and awesome God, exalted God, who bestows bountiful kindness, who creates all things, who remembers the piety of the Patriarchs, and who, in love, brings a redeemer to their children’s children, for the sake of His Name.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu veilohei a-vo-tei-nu, Elohei Avraham, Elohei Yitzchak, Veilohei YaAkov, Ha-eil HaGadol Ha-Gi-bor v’Ha-Norah, Eil El-yon, go-meil chasadim to-vim, ko-nei ha-kol, v’zo-cheir chas-dei a-vot, u-mei-vi go-eil liv-nei v’nei-hem l’ma-an sh’mo b’a-ha-vah.

During the Ten Days of Penitence add: Remember us for life, King who desires life; inscribe us in the Book ofLife, for Your sake, O living God. Zoch-reinu l’chayim, melech cha-feitz ba-chayim, v’chos-veinu b’sei-fer ha-chayim, l’ma-an-cha Elohim chayim. Melech o-zeir u-mo-shi-a u-magein.

Bend Knees and bow at “Blessed”; Straighten at “Lord “:

O King, You are a helper, a savior, and a shield. Blessed are You Lord, Shield of Abraham. You are mighty forever, my Lord; You resurrect the dead; You are powerful to save.

Baruch atah Adonai, magein Avraham. Atah gi-bor l’o-lam, Adonai, m’chayeh mei-tim atah, rav l’ho-shi-a,

Summer: He causes the dew to descend.  Mashiv ha-ru-ach u-mo-rid ha-ga-shem.

All other times: He causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall. Mo-rid ha-tal.

He sustains the living with loving-kindness, resurrects the dead with great mercy, supports the falling, heals the sick, releases the bound, and fulfills His trust to those who sleep in the dust. Who is like You, mighty One! And who can be compared to You, King, who brings death and restores life, and causes deliverance to spring forth!

M’chal-keil chayim b’che-sed, m’cha-yeh mei-tim b’ra-cha-mim ra-bim, so-meich no-f’lim v’ro-fei cho-lim u-matir a-su-rim, u-m’ka-yeim e-mu-na-to li-shei-nei a-far. Mi cha-mo-cha ba-al g’vu-rot u-mi do-meh lach, melech mei-mit u-m’cha-yeh u-matz-mi-ach y’shu-ah,

During the Ten Days of Penitence add: Who is like You, merciful Father, who in compassion remembersHis creatures for life. Mi cha-mo-cha, Av Ha-Ra-cha-man, zo-cheir y’tzu-rav l’chayim b’ra-cha-mim.

You are trustworthy to revive the dead. Blessed are You Lord, who revives the dead.

V’ne-e-man atah l’ha-cha-yot mei-tim. Baruch atah Adonai, m’chayei ha-mei-tim.

You are holy and Your Name is holy, and holy beings praise You daily for all eternity. Blessed are You Lord, the holy God.  (During the Ten Days of Penitence substitute: the holyKing.)

Atah ka-dosh, v’shim-cha ka-dosh, u-k’do-shim b’chol yom y’ha-l’lu-cha se-lah. Baruch atah Adonai, ha-Eil ha-ka-dosh. [Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, replace “ha-Eil ha-Kadosh” with: ha-Melech ha-Ka-dosh.]

You graciously bestow knowledge upon man and teach mortals understanding. Graciously bestow upon us from You, wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Blessed are You Lord, who graciously bestows knowledge.

Atah cho-nein l’a-dam da-at, um’la-meid le-e-nosh bi-nah. Cho-nei-nu mei-it’cha choch-mah bi-nah va-da-at. Baruch atah Adonai, cho-nein ha-da-at.

Cause us to return, our Father, to Your Torah; draw us near, our King, to Your service; and bring us back to You in whole-hearted repentance. Blessed are You Lord, who desires penitence.

Ha-shi-vei-nu A-vi-nu l’to-ra-te-cha, v’ka-r’vei-nu Mal-kei-nu la-a-vo-da-te-cha, v’ha-cha-zi-rei-nu bit-shu-vah sh’lei-mah l’fa-ne-cha. Baruch atah Adonai, ha-ro-tzeh bit-shu-vah.

Pardon us, our Father, for we have sinned; forgive us, our King, for we have transgressed; for You are a good and forgiving God. Blessed are You Lord, gracious One who pardons abundantly.

S’lach la-nu A-vi-nu ki cha-ta-nu, m’chol la-nu Mal-kei-nu ki fashanu, ki Eil tov v’sa-lach atah. Baruch atah Adonai, cha-nun ha-mar-beh lis-lo-ach.

O behold our affliction and wage our battle; redeem us speedily for the sake of Your Name, for You God are the mighty redeemer. Blessed are You Lord, Redeemer of Israel.

R’ei na v’on-yei-nu, v’ri-vah ri-vei-nu, ug-a-lei-nu m’hei-rah l’ma-an sh’me-cha, ki Eil go-eil cha-zak atah. Baruch atah Adonai, go-eil Yisraeil.

Heal us, O Lord, and we will be healed; help us and we will be saved; for You are our praise. Grant complete cure and healing to all our wounds; for You, Almighty King, are a faithful and merciful healer. Blessed are You Lord, who heals the sick of His people Israel.

R’fa-ei-nu Adonai v’nei-ra-fei, ho-shi-ei-nu v’ni-va-shei-ah, ki t’hi-la-tei-nu atah, v’ha-a-lei a-ru-cha ur-fu-ah sh’lei-mah l’chol makoteinu, ki Eil melech ro-fei ne-e-man v’ra-cha-man atah. Baruch atah Adonai, ro-fei cho-lei a-mo Yisraeil.

Bless for us, Lord our God, this year and all the varieties of its produce for good; and bestow (During the summer season say:) blessing (During the winter season say: dew and rain for blessing) upon the face of the earth. Satisfy us from Your bounty and bless our year like other good years, for blessing; for You are a generous God who bestows goodness and blesses the years. Blessed are You Lord, who blesses the years.

Bareich aleinu Adonai Eloheinu et ha-shaNah ha-zot v’et kol mi-nei t’vu-atah, l’to-vah, * al p’nei ha-a-da-mah, v’sa-b’ei-nu mi-tu-ve-cha, u-va-reich sh’na-tei-nu ka-sha-nim ha-to-vot liv-ra-cha, ki Eil tov u-mei-tiv atah, um-va-reich ha-sha-nim. Baruch atah Adonai, m’va-reich ha-sha-nim.

* From the third night of Passover through the afternoon of December 4th (or December 5th, if the following February will be 29 days) say:
v’tein b’ra-cha From the evening of December 4th (or 5th) through the eve of Passover:
v’tein tal umatar liv-ra-cha

Sound the great shofar for our freedom; raise a banner to gather our exiles, and bring us together from the four corners of the earth into our land. Blessed are You Lord, who gathers the dispersed of His people Israel.

T’ka b’sho-far ga-dol l’chei-ru-tei-nu, v’sa neis l’ka-beitz ga-lu-yo-tei-nu, v’ka-b’tzei-nu ya-chad mei-ar-ba kan-fot ha-a-retz l’ar-tzei-nu. Baruch atah Adonai, m’ka-beitz nid-chei a-mo Yisraeil.

Restore our judges as in former times, and our counsellors as of yore; remove from us sorrow and sighing, and reign over us, You alone, O Lord, with kindness and compassion, with righteousness and justice. Blessed are You Lord, King who loves righteousness and justice. (During the Ten Days of Penitence substitute with: the King of judgment.)

Ha-shi-va sho-f’tei-nu k’va-ri-sho-na, v’yo-a-tzei-nu k’va-t’chi-lah, v’ha-seir mi-me-nu ya-gon va-a-na-chah, um-loch a-lei-nu atah Adonai l’va-d’cha b’che-sed uv-ra-cha-mim, b’tze-dek uv-mish-pat. Baruch atah Adonai, melech o-heiv tz’da-kah u-mish-pat. (During the Ten Days of Penitence replace: “melech oheiv tzedakah u-mishpat” with: ha-Melech ha-mish-pat.)

Let there be no hope for informers, and may all the heretics and all the wicked instantly perish; may all the enemies of Your people be speedily extirpated; and may You swiftly uproot, break, crush and subdue the reign of wickedness speedily in our days. Blessed are You Lord, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.

V’la-mal-shi-nim al t’hi tik-vah, v’chol ha-mi-nim v’chol ha-zei-dim k’re-ga yo-vei-du, v’chol o-y’vei a-m’cha m’hei-rah yi-ka-rei-tu, u’malchut ha-rish-a m’hei-rah t’a-keir ut-sha-beir ut-ma-geir, v’tach-ni-a bim-hei rah v’ya-mei-nu. Baruch atah Adonai, sho-veir o-y’vim u-mach-ni-a zei-dim.

May Your mercies be aroused, Lord our God, upon the righteous, upon the pious, upon the elders of Your people, the House of Israel, upon the remnant of their sages, upon the righteous proselytes and upon us. Grant ample reward to all who truly trust in Your Name, and place our lot among them; may we never be disgraced, for we have put our trust in You. Blessed are You Lord, the support and security of the righteous.

Al ha-tza-di-kim v’al ha-chasidim, v’al zik-nei a-m’cha beit Yisraeil, v’al p’lei-tat beit so-f’rei-hem, v’al gei-rei ha-tze-dek v’a-lei-nu, ye-he-mu na ra-cha-me-cha Adonai Eloheinu, v’tein sa-char tov l’chol habo-t’chim b’shim-cha be-e-met, v’sim chel-kei-nu i-mahem, ul’o-lam lo nei-vosh ki v’cha ba-tach-nu. Baruch atah Adonai, mish-an u-miv-tach la-tza-di-kim.

Return in mercy to Jerusalem Your city and dwell therein as You have promised; speedily establish therein the throne of David Your servant, and rebuild it, soon in our days, as an everlasting edifice. Blessed are You Lord, who rebuilds Jerusalem. Speedily cause the scion of David Your servant to flourish, and increase his power by Your salvation, for we hope for Your salvation all day. Blessed are You Lord, who causes the power of salvation to flourish.

V’li-ru-sha-la-yim i-r’cha b’ra-cha-mim ta-shuv, v’tish-kon b’to-cha ka-a-sher di-bar-ta, v’chi-sei Da-vid av-d’cha m’hei-rah b’to-chah ta-chin, uv-nei o-tah b’ka-rov b’ya-mei-nu bin-yan o-lam. Baruch atah Adonai, bo-nei Y’ru-sha-la-yim. Et tze-mach Da-vid av-d’cha m’hei-rah tatz-mi-ach, v’kar-no ta-rum bi-shu-a-te-cha, ki li-shu-a-t’cha ki-vi-nu kol ha-yom. Baruch atah Adonai, matz-mi-ach ke-ren y’shu-ah.

Hear our voice, Lord our God; merciful Father, have compassion upon us and accept our prayers in mercy and favor, for You are God who hears prayers and supplications; do not turn us away empty-handed from You, our King, for You hear the prayer of everyone. Blessed are You Lord, who hears prayer.

Sh’ma ko-lei-nu Adonai Eloheinu, Av Ha-Ra-cha-man racheim aleinu, v’ka-beil b’ra-cha-mim uv-ra-tzon et t’fi-la-tei-nu, ki Eil sho-mei-a t’fi-lot v’ta-cha-nu-nim atah, u-mi-l’fa-ne-cha Mal-kei-nu rei-kam al t’shi-vei-nu, ki atah sho-mei-a t’fi-lat kol peh. Baruch atah Adonai, sho-mei-a t’fi-lah.

Look with favor, Lord our God, on Your people Israel and pay heed to their prayer; restore the service to Your Sanctuary and accept with love and favor Israel’s fire-offerings and prayer; and may the service of Your people Israel always find favor.

R’tzei, Adonai Eloheinu, b’a-m’cha Yisraeil, v’li-t’fi-la-tam sh’ei, v’ha-sheiv ha-a-vo-dah lid-vir bei-te-cha, v’i-shei Yisraeil ut’fi-la-tam b’a-ha-va t’ka-beil b’ra-tzon, u-t’hi l’ra-tzon ta-mid a-vo-dat Yisraeil a-me-cha.

On Rosh Chodesh and Chol HaMoed, (Our God. . . may there ascend) is recited here: Our God and God of our fathers, may there ascend, come and reach, be seen, accepted, and heard, recalled and remembered before You, the remembrance and recollection of us, the remembrance of our fathers, the remembrance of Mashiach the son of David Your servant, the remembrance of Jerusalem Your holy city, and the remembrance of all Your people the House of Israel, for deliverance, well-being, grace, kindness, mercy, good life and peace, on this day of: On Rosh Chodesh:  Rosh Chodesh On the holiday of Passover: the Festival of Matzot On the holiday of Sukkot: the Festival of Sukkot.  Remember us on this [day], Lord our God, for good; be mindful of us on this [day] for blessing; help us on this [day] for good life. With the promise of deliverance and Compassion, spare us and be gracious to us; have mercy upon us and deliver us; for our eyes are directed to You, for You, God, are a gracious and merciful King. Eloheinu vei-lo-hei a-vo-tei-nu, ya-aleh v’ya-vo, v’ya-gia v’yei-ra-eh, v’yei-ra-tzeh v’yi-shama, v’yi-pa-keid v’yi-za-cheir, zich-ro-nei-nu u-fik’do-nei-nu, v’zich-ron avo-tei-nu, v’zich-ron mashiach ben da-vid av-de-cha, v’zich-ron Y’ru-sha-la-yim ir kod-she-cha, v’zich-ron kol a-m’cha beit Yis-ra-eil l’fa-ne-cha, li-flei-tah l’to-vah, l’chein ul-che-sed ul-ra-cha-mim ul-chayim to-vim ul-shalom, b’yom On Rosh Chodesh say: Rosh Ha-cho-desh ha-zeh.
On Pesach say:
 Chag Ha-matzot ha-zeh.
On Sukkot say: Chag ha-su-kot ha-zeh. Zoch-rei-nu Adonai Eloheinu bo l’to-vah, u-fok-dei-nu vo liv-ra-cha, v’ho-shi-ei-nu vo l’chayim to-vim. U-vid-var y’shu-ah v’ra-cha-mim, chus v’cho-nei-nu, v’ra-cheim alei-nu v’ho-shi-ei-nu, ki ei-le-cha ei-nei-nu, ki eil melech cha-nun v’ra-chum atah.

May our eyes behold Your return to Zion in mercy. Blessed are You Lord, who restores His Divine Presence to Zion.

V’te-che-ze-na ei-nei-nu b’shu-v’cha l’Tzi-yon b’ra-cha-mim. Baruch atah Adonai, ha-macha-zir sh’chi-na-to l’Tzi-yon.

Bend Knees and bow at “Blessed”; Straighten at “Lord “:

We thankfully acknowledge that You are the Lord our God and God of our fathers forever. You are the strength of our life, the shield of our salvation in every generation. We will give thanks to You and recount Your praise, evening, morning and noon, for our lives which are committed into Your hand, for our souls which are entrusted to You, for Your miracles which are with us daily, and for Your continual wonders and beneficences. You are the Beneficent One, for Your mercies never cease; the Merciful One, for Your kindnesses never end; for we always place our hope in You.

Mo-dim a-nach-nu lach, sha-a-ta hu Adonai Eloheinu vei-lo-hei a-vo-tei-nu l’olam va-ed. Tzur chayei-nu, magein yish-ei-nu, atah hu l’dor va-dor, no-deh l’cha un-sa-peir t’hi-la-te-cha, al chayei-nu ha-m’su-rim b’ya-de-cha, v’al nish-mo-tei-nu ha-p’ku-dot lach, v’al ni-se-cha she-b’chol-yom i-manu, v’al nif-l’o-te-cha v’to-vo-te-cha, she-b’chol eit, e-rev va-vo-ker v’tza-ho-ra-yim. Ha-tov ki lo cha-lu ra-cha-me-cha, ha-m’ra-cheim ki lo ta-mu chasa-de-cha, ki mei-o-lam ki-vi-nu lach. V’al ku-lam, yit-ba-reich v’yit-ro-mam v’yit-na-sei shim-cha Mal-kei-nu, ta-mid l’o-lam va-ed.

On Chanukah and Purim, the following is added: And [we thank You] for the miracles, for the redemption, for the mighty deeds, for the saving acts, and for the wonders which You have wrought for our ancestors in those days, at this time —On Chanukah continue here: In the days of Matityahu, the son of Yochanan the High Priest, the Hasmonean and his sons, when the wicked Hellenic government rose up against Your people Israel to make them forget Your Torah and violate the decrees of Your will. But You, in Your abounding mercies, stood by them in the time of their distress. You waged their battles, defended their rights and avenged the wrong done to them. You delivered the mighty into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few, the impure into the hands of the pure, the wicked into the hands of the righteous, and the wanton sinners into the hands of those who occupy themselves with Your Torah. You made a great and holy name for Yourself in Your world, and effected a great deliverance and redemption for Your people to this very day. Then Your children entered the shrine of Your House, cleansed Your Temple, purified Your Sanctuary, kindled lights in Your holy courtyards, and instituted these eight days of Chanukah to give thanks and praise to Your great Name.On Purim continue here: In the days of Mordechai and Esther, in Shushan the capital, when the wicked Hamanrose up against them, and sought to destroy, slaughter and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to take their spoil for plunder. But You, in Your abounding mercies, foiled his counsel and frustrated his intention, and caused the evil he planned — to recoil on his own head, and they hanged him and his sons upon the gallows.

And for all these, may Your Name, our King, be continually blessed, exalted and extolled forever and all time.

During the Ten Days of Penitence add: Inscribe all the children of Your Covenant for a good life. Uch-tov l’chayim to-vim kol b’nei v’ri-te-cha. V’chol ha-chayim yo-du-cha se-lah, vi-ha-l’lu shim-cha ha-ga-dol l’o-lam ki tov, ha-Eil y’shu-a-tei-nu v’ez-ra-tei-nu se-lah, ha-Eil ha-tov.

And all living things shall forever thank You, and praise Your great Name eternally, for You are good. God, You are our everlasting salvation and help, O benevolent God. Blessed are You Lord, Beneficent is Your Name, and to You it is fitting to offer thanks.
Bestow peace, goodness and blessing, life, graciousness, kindness and mercy, upon us and upon all Your people Israel. Bless us, our Father, all of us as one, with the light of Your countenance. For by the light of Your countenance You gave us, Lord our God, the Torah of life and loving-kindness, righteousness, blessing, mercy, life and peace. May it be favorable in Your eyes to bless Your people Israel, at all times and at every moment, with Your peace.

Sim shalom to-va uv-ra-cha, chayim, chein va-che-sed v’ra-cha-mim, a-lei-nu v’al kol Yisraeil a-me-cha. Ba-r’chei-nu a-vi-nu, ku-la-nu k’e-chad, b’or pa-ne-cha, ki v’or pa-ne-cha na-ta-ta la-nu, Adonai Eloheinu, To-rat chayim v’a-ha-vat che-sed, utz-da-ka uv-ra-cha v’ra-cha-mim, v’chayim v’shalom, v’tov b’ei-ne-cha l’va-reich et a-m’cha Yisraeil b’chol eit uv-chol sha-ah bish-lo-me-cha.

During the Ten Days of Penitence add: And in the Book of life, blessing, peace and prosperity, deliverance, consolation and favorable decrees, may we and all Your people the House of Israel be remembered and inscribed before You for a happy life and for peace. Uv-sei-fer chayim, b’ra-cha v’shalom, u-far-na-sah to-vah, y’shu-ah v’ne-cha-mah ug-zei-rot to-vot, ni-za-cheir v’ni-ka-teiv l’fa-ne-cha, a-nach-nu v’chol a-m’cha beit Yisraeil, l’chayim to-vim ul-shalom.

Blessed are You Lord, who blesses His people Israel with peace. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before You, Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.

Baruch atah Adonai, ham-va-reich et a-mo Yisraeil ba-shalom. Yih-yu l’ra-tzon im-rei fi v’heg-yon li-bi l’fa-ne-cha, Adonai tzu-ri ve-go-a-li.

My God, guard my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking deceitfully. Let my soul be silent to those who curse me; let my soul be as dust to all. Open my heart to Your Torah, and let my soul eagerly pursue Your commandments. As for all those who plot evil against me, hasten to annul their counsel and frustrate their design. Let them be as chaff before the wind; let the angel of the Lord thrust them away. That Your beloved ones may be delivered, help with Your right hand and answer me. Do it for the sake of Your Name; do it for the sake of Your right hand; do it for the sake of Your Torah; do it for the sake of Your holiness. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before You, Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.

E-lo-hai n’tzor l’sho-ni mei-ra, us-fa-tai mi-da-beir mir-mah, v’lim-ka-l’lai naf-shi ti-dom, v’naf-shi ke-a-far la-kol tih-yeh. P’tach li-bi b’to-ra-te-cha, uv-mitz-vo-te-cha tir-dof naf-shi, ve-chol ha-cho-sh’vim a-lai ra-ah, m’hei-rah ha-feir a-tza-tam v’kal-keil ma-chashav-tam. Yih-yu k’motz lif-nei ru-ach u-mal-ach Adonai do-cheh. L’ma-an yei-cha-l’tzun y’di-de-cha, ho-shi-ah y’mi-n’cha va-a-nei-ni. A-sei l’ma-an sh’me-cha, a-sei l’ma-an y’mi-ne-cha, a-sei l’ma-an To-ra-te-cha, a-sei l’ma-an k’du-sha-te-cha. Yih-yu l’ra-tzon im-rei fi v’heg-yon li-bi l’fa-ne-cha, Adonai tzu-ri v’go-a-li.

Bow, and in this bowed position, take three steps backward. While still bowing, turn head to left saying, “He who makes peace in His heavens”; bow forward, saying, “may He”; turn head to right, saying, “make peace for us”; and finally bow forward, saying, “and for all Israel; and say, Amen”.

Bow, and in this bowed position, take three steps backward. While still bowing, turn head to left saying, “Oseh shalom bimromav,” bow forward saying “hu”, bow right saying “yaaseh shalom aleinu,” and bow forward saying,“O-seh shalom bim-ro-mav, hu ya-a-seh shalom a-lei-nu v’al kol Yisraeil, v’im-ru a-mein.”

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, that the Bet Hamikdash be speedily rebuilt in our days, and grant us our portion in Your Torah.

Y’hi ra-tzon mi-l’fa-ne-cha, Adonai Eloheinu vei-lo-hei a-vo-tei-nu, she-yi-ba-neh Beit ha-Mikdash bim-hei-rah v’ya-mei-nu, v’tein chel-kei-nu b’to-ra-te-cha.

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The Purpose of Life

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Divineinformation.com Video Transcript:

A Divine Torah. How do we know, before we go into the Torah, how do we know God exists? We cannot prove that He exists with the five senses that we have. We can’t smell him, we can’t taste him we can’t see him, we can’t hear him, we can’t touch him. In that case, how can we prove that he exists? The answer to that is when you see the creation, your learning about the creator, the more sophisticated is the creation it indicates about the brilliance and the ability of the great creator.We have a rule in life, everything that we are going to see and to hold in our hand, every creation that we ever approach in our life, a laptop a projector a table a chair a lightbulb, anything you name it, anything that was ever created, we know that if there is a creation there has to be a creator. Coming to say that this beautiful creation with billions of stars galaxies oxygen water everything people animals 2 million different kinds of animals, trees flowers so many brilliant things in the creation coming to claim that something like this happened with a random explosion and everything started to expand out of nowhere and then it started to develop with certain evolution, and one thing leads to another it also not exactly clever to claim such a claim. But when the professors are saying it in the university everybody buys it they live with that they learned it they go to test on it they pass the test, and then they become professor, and excuse my language they continue to teach this nonsense to another ten million people and they will teach this to one hundred million people, and I promise you not even one of them believes what he’s preaching. Why? every normal human being knows if there is a chair there must be a carpenter, I don’t know him but I am willing to swear on my life that a carpenter made it. If there is a laptop there is some kind of Japanese engineer that made it, I am willing to swear on it. I don’t have to know him. If I go to the moon and I see a Coca-Cola can I know somebody was there before me, it did not get there by its self. If there is a creation there must be a creator. The more brilliant the creation is, it indicates that the creator is more brilliant to make a chair you don’t need to be a genius one day of training and you know how to make a chair to make an F-16 airplane you need 20 years of training it’s not enough one day, why? it’s a very sophisticated machine. The more clever the machine is the more ability the creator has. When we review a human brain, we take one brain size of an apple ten trillion connections inside this little piece of gelly 80% gelly 20% raw material ten trillion connections in this little box. If we take all the telephone companies in the world include all the satellites every wire out there include all satellites of all the countries of the world combined is not 1% of the dumbest person in the world, take the dumbest person in the world, his brain is 100 times greater than all the telecommunication companies including internet all over the world, just one brain of one person multiply it by 7 billion people in this generation, go back hundreds of generations before take millions and millions of different monkeys take all the 2 million different species they all have brains everything is connected people have feelings people have memory, everything is very very sophisticated, not to talk about the rest of the creation. I’m not even going into the galaxies and all the rest of the movements of all the galaxies everything is in order, nothing collides there is a supervision of every inch of the creation to come and deny it you can say whatever you want, but let’s not fool our selves. I don’t believe there is one person in the history that really believes that everything was made by its self and there is no supervisor, it’s not realistic. Did you ever see any creation, point one, ever in history anywhere in the world in any culture in any country in any language any kind of creation that was made by anyone that did not have a purpose? If the most sophisticated creation is the world and mainly the human being and his brain and liver and heart and veins and the nerve system and thousands of thousands of different systems in his body, its beautiful creation a great machine with unbelievable abilities. Is it possible that the creator made the human being without a purpose? Is it possible he made him just like that with no reason? It’s not realistic. There has to be a reason, so that leads us to the next question. What good is the answer that there is a purpose to the life of a human being without knowing what it is? Did you ever see in life a normal human being that it doesn’t bother him, what am I doing in this world? 6.4 billion people so many people running around business marriage children animals food all kinds of things, what am I doing here? The creator that put me here what does he want from me? Why did he give me 70 years of life? Is it possible that this creator which is so sophisticated he puts us here with a purpose and never bothers to tell us the purpose? Nobody ever knew the purpose, nobody knows what to do, so what are we living for? What’s the point of living? Why dying why living why being sick why being rich why being poor get married to have children, not get married suffer, what’s all this? Does it have a purpose without any instructions? Of course not. The first rule is, that if there is a book, that was given by the creator of the world to people. If we are going to find one mistake in that book, one human error, from that moment on, it’s not going to be wise to continue to waste time on that book. You can read it, your curious, but obviously, you cannot continue to claim that this book is divine. Why? people like Albert Einstine and other genius people as genius as they may be, they make mistakes, no-one is perfect. But when the book, claims to be the book of God we expect God to be a superpower that it’s completely perfect. If he’s capable of making human errors we cannot rely on one word of what he says. Because if he tells me, that I’m going to have to put on tefillin every day, maybe it’s his second mistake. If he tells me that I have to observe the Sabbath, and for that, he’s going to reward me greatly maybe it’s another mistake. If he tells me to get married, maybe that’s another mistake. How can I rely on him after he’s already proven to me once that he’s able to make mistakes? It’s enough that I find one time, that he made such mistake, like a geographical mistake, mathematical mistake, a contradiction in his books, in the chapters, one time he says one number in the next chapter he says a different number, so that’s a memory problem. From that moment on I cannot rely on that book.

My next step right now is. Now I come and I through a Bomb here. What is my bomb? I claim, I claim that there is one book in history, only one, that was given to millions of people in a public event. They have one representative from them which was Moses Ben Amram. Moses spoke to God, God gave him the Torah in front to millions of people of the nation of Israel. This is before Isreal became Israel, we were first Hebrews at that moment. After the Torah was given we became the Jews, the Jewish religion officially started. We are the only religion, who started in front of millions of witnesses. We didn’t believe a story of a person who came from nowhere and told us God spoke to me and gave me a book. No, absolutely not, the opposite, when God came to Moses and said go and save the nation of Israel out of Egypt they are all slaves. The answer of Moses was any way they won’t believe me that you spoke to me. They will say that I’m a liar, and God didn’t get angry at him. What did he tell him? They’re right why should they believe you, just because you come and say that I spoke to you they should believe you, no. I will speak to you in public, in front of all of them when you bring them around the mountain and after that they will believe in you for eternity, and that’s exactly what happened.
Now I am going to prove to you that this book that I’m claiming that it’s the book of God, is for sure the book of God. I’m going to prove it to you in a few minutes. How am I going to prove it to you? now you are going to see. The written Torah says to the Jews, everything you are going to eat from the ocean you need to check two things before you eat it. If it has fins and scales it’s kosher. So now we went fishing somewhere in a lake we caught a fish, we see that the fish is smooth it doesn’t have any scales. You can scratch it nothing falls. We know right away this fish is not kosher, but we don’t know the fish we never saw it before. How do we know it’s not kosher? It doesn’t have scales, the Torah says fins and scales, two witnesses to say that it’s kosher, fins and scales. If the fish or anything you took out of the ocean doesn’t have fins and scales don’t touch it’s not kosher. Comes the oral Torah, and the oral Torah makes a statement, every species that you are going to find in the water every water you are going to search, that have as you can see here, that have scales must have fins guaranteed How many kinds of fish we know today? More than 40 thousand different kinds of fish, just fish, that doesn’t include the scorpions the turtles the snakes and so many other things we have in the ocean. Just fish alone 40 thousand different kinds of names. The Torah says if you picked up the fish and it has scales don’t worry I guarantee you that it has fins, scales for sure have fins. Which means if one person from the time the Torah was given 3300 years ago, if one person ever would bring a fish or anything from the ocean a snake that has scales but doesn’t have fins that’s the end of the Torah the end of Judaism immediately no more Yom Kippur no more Pesach no more Shabbat, no more teffilin, no more kosher, no more nothing. Why? first mistake in the Torah, if there is a mistake in the book, it cannot be from God. God does not make such mistakes. Why? he created all nature he said in His Book I never made anything in the ocean with scales and without finds. If there is scales I guarantee you that there are fins as well. How much water we have in the world, who knows? 72% of the world is water. Look at the globe it’s all blue, 3/4 of the world is water. 12 kilometers deep, that’s how deep it is, it’s much much deeper, so far they reached a place at the bottom of the ocean 12 kilometers 8 miles, 8 miles from here to Manhattan or maybe to Queens even, that’s how far inside there are trillions of things that are moving in all the oceans and the lakes and the rivers and the pools and in museums and scientists are always mixing between all kinds of species 3300 years until today nobody ever found something that has scales and doesn’t have fins. And if they do once we have a big problem in the Torah. Now I want to ask you a question, is it possible that a human being was able to write such a thing 3300 years ago? To write such a thing, these are the skills you need to have, first you have to be able to watch simultaneously 72% percent of the world which is, look at the entire globe which is blue, it’s all water, 3/4 of the world is water. You have to watch simultaneously the entire species all of them that moves in all the rivers and all the lakes and to promise there is not even one, in all the lakes and all the rivers and all the pools not even one that has scales and doesn’t have fins. The writer of the Torah promised you will never find one ever, what human being was able to know such a thing. Who could write such a thing? Only the creator of all the oceans. Only the creator of all the fish. Only the creator of all the scientist. Only the one who controls the future perfectly. Who is he in that case, the creator of the world. The Torah says, which animals are Kosher which animals are not kosher? There are two million animals that we know today, two million different kinds of animals, one two three all the way from here to China. What do you think that God is going to write in the Torah all the names of all the animals in the creation of course not who has the patience to read 2 million names. So God gives us a formula two witnesses it always works like these two witnesses, by the fish, it’s fins and scales, by the animals split hoof and chews its cud. Two signs to make sure that the animal is Kosher. If the animal re-vomits the food and re-chews it swallows it again and this is a cycle that the animal digests the food a few times. If the hooves of the animal are cut, there’s a cut in the middle. So the Torah says if you have two signs in the animal they are kosher, you don’t have two signs in the animal they are not kosher. But be careful, God says in the Torah to the jews, be careful, there are four exceptional animals, four exceptional animals they are unique, they may trick you, if you don’t be careful they will trick you. Each one of the four has only one sign of kashrut, not two which means, who are the four animals? The camel, the pig, the rabbit, and the hair, hair is like the rabbit almost the same. Four out of two million that we know today, two million. Only four has one sign, why do I tell you this? I didn’t come to teach you which animals are kosher and which animals are not, only for one reason. If one person will bring another animal somewhere in the world anywhere Zimbabwe Brazil Africa anywhere you want, he will bring another animal and say hey look this animal has split hoofs but it doesn’t chew its cud. It has one sign or it chews its cud but it doesn’t have split hoofs. So that will be five different kinds of animals, not four like the Torah says. That will be the first mistake in the Torah. God says only four animals are exceptional only four, and here we are we found the fifth one. So the Torah wasn’t precise if the Torah is not precise how can we rely on this God?
The Torah says that every Jewish male born has to be circumcised in the eight day. Now we know that we have in our body vitamin K that helps to clog the blood, clogging every wound that we have in our body, it’s very interesting if you take five quarts of blood and put it inside a balloon, and make a hole in the balloon the blood will drip 2-3 hours until everything will be on the ground. The blood will not clog the hole in the balloon that you just made. It will continue to drip for hours until there will not be any blood left. But when it comes to our body if you get cut anywhere in the body and the blood begins to drip after 4-5 minutes somebody told this blood you better close the hole before this person will die. So what happened? the blood dries up and clogs the hole completely, and the life of the person gets saved. Now, what creates this process? vitamin K, vitamin K in our body of course in the time when the Torah was given nobody even know what vitamin K even is. And the Torah ordered us to circumcise our babies in the eight-day, everybody asks why in the eight-day? Let’s do it in the 30th day the baby is stronger let’s do it after 2 months what’s the rush? 8 days is nothing it’s like a chicken this kid, give him a month. The Torah always knows better it just takes us some times 3000 years to find out. The Torah says on the eight-day you have to circumcise every Jewish male born. Now, this is what the scientists have to say. In the research that was made in New York in 1953, the scientist which are not Jewish, they published that from 0-8 days you have problems it’s not enough vitamin K to clog any cut that the baby may have. But in the eight-day, some miracle begins to happen the level of the vitamin K goes up tremendously, from the eight day until the rest of the person’s life he has 100% of vitamin K. But there is only one day in the life of the baby that he gets an extra 10%, 110% vitamin K only in the eight day of the life of the babies. One day from 70 years, who knew it? 3000 years ago that there is one day in the life of every man that he has an extra 10% vitamin K. Is it a coincidence? I don’t think so.

One time, remember in the old days there was no calendar, two witnesses came and saw the renewal of the moon they went to the Jewish court and say today is Rosh Chodesh, we just saw the moon renewed. But the Rabbis that were sitting in the court they were prepared that today approximately at 5 in the evening that the witnesses will start showing in court. How did the Rabbi know? They receive it from generation to generation all the way until Moshe Rabbenu gave this information when he came down the mountain God told him a secret. Why am I showing you this? only for one reason to show you, that what I am going to show you right here no human being in the history was able to know, only the creator of the moon the creator of the sun, the creator of the people, he’s the only one who could have written such a thing. What is it? here two hundred witnesses came to court that day, it was a foggy day, they came to Ramban Gamliel he was sitting in the court waiting for them, they came a few minutes earlier let’s say it was supposed to be Rosh Chodesh around Five they came at four. Rabbi, we just came to testify we saw the renewal of the moon please announce today is the beginning of the month why do they have to announce, remember there is no calendar. Because if they announce that today is Rosh Chodesh now we are going to count 14 days in the 14th day in the evening we are going to celebrate lailah seder, Passover night. We go by what the Rabbis announce because we don’t have a calendar. Two hundred witnesses came and Ramban Gamliel told them your all wrong, not two witnesses two hundred all standing in the court, Rabbi we saw the renewal of the moon why are you telling us no. This is what he answered, I received from generation to generation every time the Gammara says it means that it’s tradition in our hand that Moshe came down from mount sini and God told him this information in the mountain. What is it? the renewal of the moon can never be less than 29 days and a half and two-thirds of the hour and 73 parts of the minute. Let’s calculate 29 days everyone knows what it is, and a half, half a day is 12 hours, two-thirds of the hour, how long is that? 40 minutes, two-thirds of an hour, 73 parts of the minutes take 60 seconds divided by 73 what are you getting? 29.53059000 let’s see what NASA found out this is an original copy from NASA Earth-Moon System, there after years of research, one after the other, satellites computers thousands of employees, billions of dollars form the taxpayer’s money. What did they find? The renewal of the moon the minimum the lowest renewal of the moon is 29.530588 what is the difference between the Americans and the Torah?   two hundred thousandths of a second, take a second, cut it to a hundred thousand equal pieces, take two of them out, that’s the difference between the Torah and what the measurements of NASA. If you think that that’s the end of it, the Germans are always a little bit more meticulous than the Americans, and what did they find? in 1965 in Berlin what happened? the Germans came closer to the truth, they came 29.530589 now the difference is one hundred thousandths of a second, one hundred thousandths of a second. Now tell me please your all intelligent I’m sure, show me one person, 2-3 thousand years ago when the Torah was given from father to son in a generation where there was not even a calculator, no watches, no mega computers, no computers at all, no satellites, who was able to give millions of people a book and tell them that the renewal of the moon that you see over there is precise to a millionth of a second to a hundred thousandth of a second who would know what a hundred thousandth of second is? Even 50 years ago nobody knew, you don’t have to go 3000 years back, this is a clear proof, and nobody can answer against it. This is a clear precise proof, that the book that we have in our hand is the book that was given to us by the creator of the world. 
And you know what, you know what’s the best news?
Right next to it, right next to it, it says you are a Jew you must keep the covenant that I made with you, is the Sabbath. You must keep Shabbat. You want to belong to my nation, you want to earn eternity, I made a covenant with you the Jewish nation to keep the Shabbat. The earth is turning around its self every 24 hours it finishes a full circle, as it’s turning around its self, it goes it finishes a whole year 365 days finishing the entire circle around the sun, why do we need to know that now? Here we have a book that was written 2000 years ago and of course it’s based on what we received on mount Sini in the giving of the Torah that’s what’s called Kabbalah the mystical parts of Judaism. We have 6 discoveries that shock the world and that’s 1500 years before the non-Jewish scientists discover it, until this moment they got the credit for there discoveries even though it was written black on white in the Torah in Judaism in Zohar. The Zohar was written 2000 years ago in Israel by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohi and lets see what Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohi knew already 2000 years ago. First, the whole world is turning around like a ball, not only it’s round its turning around its self, two major discoveries in one sentence. Then there are people on the bottom of the ball and there are people on top. Right there it’s gravity, there are people on the bottom and they are not falling to space, there are people upside down. As a matter of fact, this building if you go in a satellite outside of earth and you’ll be able to see Manhattan, you may see Manhattan the entire Manhattan is in the bottom of the ball we could be upside down all the opposite the head is down the buildings are down…Is turning around like a ball, there are people on the bottom and there are people on the top of the ball. Now and the people who live in different parts of the ball there are differences in the image and the color of there skin based on the weather and the air that they breathe in each place where they live. Now the Zohar continues and says there is a place in the world once it is darkness to those its day for the others. So now he knew how the earth is facing the sun on one side its day on the other side its night, and then there is a place in the world that you cannot find the night only in a very limited time. In the north pole, you have six months light six months dark, but even in the 24 hours that you have in the day it’s all light what do you find over there that there is a very short period of time, something like an hour that it becomes dark for about an hour and right away it becomes sunny again. Its interesting how did he know, he never went to the north pole you know how? how do I know? The first time in history that a person step in the North pole is 1908, exactly 100 years ago. So in the time of the Zohar, nobody knew even if there is a place over there because nobody went there, the world was different than today, no airplanes, you know its only maybe some boats and that’s it. So this is just to give you some information that no human being could give such information 2600 years ago. The Torah says the western wall will never fall down, God promised that the western wall of the temple will never collapse if the western wall in Jerusalem one day will fall down earthquake, the Arabs will shoot a missile on it I don’t know whatever the case may be. God forbid that moment will be the end of Judaism. Not only the end of the wall which is a souvenir from the Bet Hamikdash no the wall what’s the wall? you can rebuild the wall it’s no big deal, it will be the end of Judaism, the end of everything. Why? the Torah promised that God swore that the wall will never fall down, now I have some news for you. The first temple was destroyed 2600 years ago by the Babylonians the second temple was destroyed 2000 years ago by the Romans. Bet Hamikdash the temple had four walls around it one two three and four and the temple was in the middle. When the Babylonians came, they knocked down the walls, When the Romans came, they knocked down the walls in between the Greeks came and they burned Bet Hamikdash 3 major attacks on the holy temple and somehow nobody can explain the western wall is still standing. Now I want to ask you a question when the goy comes to destroy Bet Hamikdash, what incentive he has to leave a wall completely standing, he came to destroy everything. Who would they leave the wall standing? Once, Twice, Three times, no not three times hundreds of times, hundreds of times, in the last two thousand years you know how many wars took place around the wall the Kotel over there, earthquakes wars saljukuih Persians, Muslims, British, Turkish, Arminian, so many empires occupied and destroyed Jerusalem nobody touched the wall. Why? God promised the wall will stay there forever, I’m protecting it. Four walls were made from the same material, three of them fell down in an hour, one of them is standing forever, do you know a human being that will write in his book, even the biggest faker in the world that tried to fake that God gave him a book, lets say he came to fool us why would he take such a risk? to write in his book this wall will never fall down, what are you crazy. I’m going to knock down the wall and I prove that your book is nonsense. All I have to do is to knock down the wall, nobody can knock down the wall, even if you go tomorrow with a plan Hashem promised to protect it.

Until 400 years ago, until Galileo Galilei nobody thought that there are more than 6000 stars in the world, people used to stand on the mountain, and count here one two three. In a bright night maximum, they were able to count is 6000. If you told a person a thousand years ago or two thousand years ago or three thousand years ago, that there are trillions of stars he would know right away that you’re crazy you’re not normal where are you bringing trillions of stars, here 6000 stars what you’re making up numbers?  The Jews always told the goym there are much more stars than what you can see they goym say you the jews are weird. You always have weird things where are you getting these numbers from. So the Jews say we got the Torah from the creator of the world He told us how many stars he made. You did not get it, that’s why you think we are weird, here I’ll give you an example. This is a part from the oral Torah right here page 32 Masehet Brachot in the Gammara, the nation of Israel came to God to complain. Dear God, a person got divorced with his wife and let’s say a few years later he got remarried, let’s say 20 years after he got divorced you come and ask him, hey Moishe, Do you remember your ex-wife Rachel? What is the answer going to be, no? Of course, he remembers her, how can he forget her? Even 40 years later, do you remember if one day you were married? Of course, I had a wife, of course, he remembers everything. So the nation of Israel comes to God. Dear God, a person never ever forgets his ex-wife and you left us and you forgot about us completely? What was the message? the message was the second temple was destroyed the goym threw us out of the holy land we have no life anymore and you left us alone. What was the answer of God? Listen to this, amazing, and God answered, my daughter, twelve sections I created in heaven, twelve sections that’s, by the way, the horoscope, the horoscope is twelve different signs each sign is 30 degrees a circle is 360 degrees. If you divided it to twelve places each slice is 30 degrees. That’s were the horoscope comes from Judaism of course, not like some Jews think that it comes from the Greeks or the other nations. 12 sections I created in heaven and in each section I created 30 armies and in each army, I created 30 legions and in each legion, I created 30 Raton, in each Raton I created 30 caraton, in each caraton I created 30 gistarat, in each gistari I hung 365 thousand multiplied by 10,000 stars and all of that I created for you the nation of Israel and you have the nerve to tell me that I forgot about you and I left you? This is the direct words of God to the Jewish nation 2000 years ago, after the destruction of the second temple lets calculate the math. 12 sections times 30 times 30 times 30 times 30 times 365,000 times 10,000 it gives us Ten to the power of 19 stars, 1 and 18 zeros, very long number, quadrillion I don’t even know how to say this number. And the interesting thing is remember this was written in a generation that there was no telescope everybody thought that there was 6000 stars, and here comes a book a Jewish book the Torah, and the Torah says what are you talking about 6000? there is 1 and 18 zeros stars, you cannot see them, but they exist, in 1608 Galileo Galilei raised his telescope to the sky and he found that there is a lot more galaxies that we couldn’t see, between then until today NASA is very advanced and they found out that there is 10 to the power of 19 stars, incase you had a doubt in front of you in 1990 Dr. T Bruhurts from Queen Mary College in London had a research with mega computers and he found 10 to the power of 19 stars in the universe. It doesn’t really matter what the scientist find it shouldn’t impress us at all, because we have to follow the Torah, the divine Torah that God gave us. But once the scientist find something that matches exactly what the Torah knew 3000 years ago it leaves us very impressed, not because of the scientist they deserve there respect I’m not saying no, because it’s not so simple to find, but we have to be impressed from the book that we have in our hand, each one of us has it in the house. Some of us forget to open it, it’s very dusty, but Torah in Hebrew means instruction. 

For those of you who thought that maybe a faker wrote it, or maybe the Rabbis made it up, get it out of your head, why? Its impossible. The more you learn the Torah, the more you see that these laws are above human, it’s way deeper than human understanding, and not only that. The Torah says clearly don’t try to analyze my laws and understand them in your brain, my way, and your way, are not the same, your way compared to my way, is like comparing an eagle to a worm on the floor, that’s what the Torah says. So get it out of your head, you and I are not equal, I am the creator and you are the creation. A creation does not understand the creator, so you don’t understand the logic in the laws, it doesn’t mean you’re allowed to ignore it. 

How many examples like this do you think I can give you? if I wanted, without exaggerating I could stay with you a year straight without sleeping until next Sunday and give you hundreds of hundreds of hundreds of examples like this that show that the Torah can never be written by a human being never, take the smartest person who ever lived give him all the equipment, give him all the scientist all the genius people from all the nations from all the generations combined they won’t be able to write one page in the Torah. And you know what’s the best part? right next to it, it says that the Jew has to tefillin on his brain and on his heart every day, right next to it. In the same divine book, it’s not two different God’s, same one who gave us a divine book with all this knowledge, the same one told us in the Torah. You the Jews are my only children. I chose you from all the nations to be mine because I love your fathers Abraham Isaac and Yacob. Do me a favor, don’t behave like the Gentiles, why? the gentiles make so many despicable sins in front of me that I got sick and tired of them. If you don’t believe me, it’s right inside the text, “I’ve had it with them”. When you ask a Christian priest, how do we know that your book is really a book of God?  his answer would be, check if you don’t believe check, we have to believe son, we have to believe. But I don’t want to believe I want to know. Things that are spiritual cannot be proven it’s a matter of faith, we have to believe, they were born with belief and die with belief. That belief never turned into a fact, it’s a matter of if you want to believe, believe. If you don’t want to believe, there is no way to prove anyway, the same thing in Islam, there is no way to prove, why? it’s the story of one man, he did not bring any witnesses nobody knows if it really happened or not. Same thing Marry, one day she had a dream, she claimed God came to her and made her pregnant, how many witnesses saw that God came to her while she was sleeping, not even one, of course. There is no way to prove a dream. And when Muhammad showed up from the desert as the Qoran says he came by himself, so nobody ever saw it. And when Buddha came 2400 years ago and he claimed he saw the light, how many people witnessed that? nobody, because it was only his story. All these cults are starting with the story of one man, nobody can back it up, it’s a matter of faith. But in Judaism its the total opposite, it’s not a matter of faith, its something that if you check for one hour the details you know one million percent God really gave it, and that changes all the rules. Having a book in my hand, that it’s  fifty-fifty maybe God gave it maybe not. It’s a big dilemma would I live 70-80 years according to these rules and one day I die and I find it was all baloney it was not from God. Or if the book, I know 100% it’s the book of God, that’s a different story, now I am willing to sacrifice. 47:00

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi

Penitential Prayers Before Rosh Hoshana – Repentance for Everything – Seder Seliḥot

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE FIRST DAY.

The Propitiatory Prayers are commenced on the Sunday before Rosh Hashana, except when the Festival occurs on Monday or Tuesday when they begin instead on Sunday one week prior to the festival.

These Prayers are said at an early hour before the Morning Service.

The following Prayers, till “ it is great,”, are said every day before the Propitiatory Prayers, until the morning before the Day of Atonement.

“Happy are they who dwell in Your house: they will be continually praise You. Forever. Happy the people who are thus favored. Happy the people whose God is the Lord.”

David’s Psalm of Praise. — I will extol You, my God! King ! and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day will I bless You, and praise Your name forever and ever. The Lord is great and exalted in praise, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honor of Your majesty, and descant on Your wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of Your tremendous acts, and I too will declare Your greatness. The memorial of Your abundant goodness they shall constantly utter, and shall sing of Your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all and his mercies are over all his works. All Your works shall praise You, O Lord ! and Your pious servants shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power.—To make known his mighty acts to the sons of men, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.—Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion subsists throughout all generations. The Lord upholds all who fall and raises up all those who are bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living being. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and beneficent in all his works. The Lord is near unto all those who call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him: He will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all those who love Him, but He will destroy all the wicked. My mouth shall utter the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever. “ And we will bless the Lord henceforth forever. Hallelujah.”

“ And now, I beseech You, let the greatness of the power of the Lord be made manifest, as You have spoken, saying,” “ O Lord! remember Your tender mercies, and Your loving-kindness, for they have been of old.”

May his great name be exalted, and sanctified throughout the world, which He has created according to his will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime, (holy Congregation) and in your days, and in the lifetime of the whole house of Israel: speedily, and in a short time; and say, Amen.

May his great name be blessed, and glorified forever and ever, and may his hallowed name be praised, glorified, exalted, magnified, honored, and most excellently adored: blessed is He, far exceeding all blessings, hymns, praises, and comforts, that can be used in the world! ana say, Amen.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE FIRST DAY. 

O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but unto us confusion of faces. What shall we plead? what shall we say? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to You, for Your right hand is stretched out to receive the penitent. Not with virtue, nor with deeds, do we appear before You, but like the poor and reduced we knock at Your gate. We knock at Your gate, O merciful and gracious God, we beseech You do not send us back empty from Your presence. From Your presence, King, send us not back empty, for You hear prayer.

“O You who hears prayer, before You all flesh shall come; all flesh come to worship before You, O Eternal They shall come and prostrate themselves before You, O Lord ! and glorify Your name. Come, let us bow down, bend the knee, and prostrate ourselves before the Eternal, our Creator. Let us enter his tabernacles, prostrate ourselves at his footstool. Enter you his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. In the greatness of Your benevolence will we enter Your house: in reverence will we bow down towards the temple of Your holiness. Behold, bless You the Lord, all You servants of the Lord, who nightly stand in the house of the Lord. lift up your hands towards the sanctuary and bless the Lord. Extol You the Eternal, our God! and bow down at his footstool, for holy is He. Extol You the Lord, our God, and worship at his holy mount; for the Lord our God is holy. Worship in the beauty of holiness; tremble before him all earth. We will bow down towards the temple of Your holiness, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and truth; for You have magnified Your word and name above all. O Lord God of Hosts! who is powerful like You, O Lord? You faithful, fulness is round about You. For who in the sky can be compared unto the Lord? who can be likened unto the Lord, among the sons of the mighty? For You are great and workest wondrous things: You alone are God. For great even unto the heavens is Your kindness, and even unto the skies extendeth Your truth. The Lord is great and exalted in praise, and his greatness is unsearchable. The Lord is great, and exalted in praise; tremendous is He above all gods. For the Eternal is a great God, and a mighty King; He is great above all gods. For what god is there in heaven or on earth that can do anything like Your works, and like Your mighty acts? Who would not fear You, King of the nations? for it appertaineth unto You; because among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, they say there is none like You. There is none like unto You, Lord! You alone are great, and Your name is great in might. Yours is the powerful arm, with power, valor and might, strong is Your hand, and exalted is Your right hand. Yours is the day, and Yours the night; You have prepared light and the sun. In whose hands are the depths of the earth: the summits of the mountains are his also. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can proclaim all his praise?

Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, Lord, in the light of Your countenance. With trumpets, and sound of the cornet, make a joyful noise before the Lord the King.

Yours, O Lord ! is the greatness, power, glory, victory, and majesty, and all that is in heaven and in the earth. Yours, O Lord! is the sovereignty, and You are exalted Supreme above all. Yours are the heavens, also Yours is the earth; You have founded the earth and the fulness thereof. You have fixed the boundaries of the earth; summer and winter, You have formed them. You broke in pieces the heads of Leviathan and gave them as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness. You cleaved the fountain and the brook; You dried up the mighty rivers. By Your strength, You divide the sea and broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters. You rule the raging sea; when the waves thereof arise, You still them. The Lord is great and exceedingly praised in the city of our God, and on his holy mount. O Eternal God of Hosts, who dwelleth between the cherubims, You alone are God. God is greatly reverenced in the counsel of the holy ones, and feared by all that are about him. The heavens praise Your wonders, O Lord ! also Your faithfulness in the congregation of holy ones, come let us sing unto the Lord; let us shout joyfully unto the Rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, and joyfully sing hymns to him. Righteousness and justice are the basis of Your throne; mercy and truth precede Your presence. Let us together take sweet counsel, and walk in company to the house of God; whose is the sea, for He made it, and his hands formed the dry land; in whose hand is the soul of every living creature, and the spirit of the bodies of all mankind. The soul is Yours, and the body is Your work; have compassion on Your labor. The soul is Yours, and the body is Yours. Lord? grant our request, for Your name’s sake. We come depending on Your name: Lord! grant our request for the sake of Your name; even for the sake of the glorification of Your name: for the merciful and gracious God is Your name. For the sake of Your name, Lord! pardon our iniquity, for it is great.

Pardon us, our Father! for in the greatness of our folly, we have gone astray. Forgive us, our King! for our iniquities are numerous. How shall we open our lips before You, who dwells in heaven, and how, in these days, pour forth our prayers, seeing that we spurned Your straight and salutary paths, adhered to abominations and infamous deeds; we indulged in false and seductive illusions, being stiffnecked and brazen-faced. On our account, Your wrath kindled at those dwellings of peace, (the holy temples), that the fragrant incense ceased, that anointed priests, who knew the value of the offerings, had to stray and wander. How often did You admonish us through faithful messengers, but we inclined not our ears unto their teachings and exhortations. Since then we have been dispersed, slain, and slaughtered, and butchered, and but a scanty remnant is left among the nations. We have long pined for liberty, while the oppressors of Your people, who bow them down, prosper early and late, though they rise and blaspheme You, asking us, “You crushed ones, in whom do You trust?” You, who dwells everlastingly in holy spheres, behold our humiliation, who sigh and in brotherly union put our trust in You; let us be saved forever, by Your wondrous right hand, for we confide in Your abundant mercy. For we confide in Your abundant mercies, and we lean upon Your righteousness; we look to Your forgiveness, and hope in Your salvation. You are the King, whoever loves righteousness, who remittest the iniquities of Your people and removes the sin of those who revere You. You made a covenant with the ancient patriarchs, and You performed Your oath to their posterity. You are He who descended on Mount Sinai, in Your cloud of glory, and You showed Your ways of goodness unto Your servant Moses: The attributes of Your mercy You reveal unto him, and You did make him know that You are omnipotent, gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in beneficence; diffusing good abundantly. You still guide the whole world with Your attribute of mercy; for it is written, “And He said, I will make all my goodness pass before You and will proclaim the name of the Eternal before you I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and show mercy to whom I will show mercy.”

Omnipotent! You are long-suffering, and are called the Lord of mercy; and therefore have You taught us the way of repentance; O remember the greatness of Your mercy and kindness to the offspring of Your beloved, on this, and every other day, regard us with mercy, for You are the Lord of compassion. With prayer and supplication, we approach Your presence, as You made known of old to Moses the meek, turn from Your fierce anger, as it is written in Your law, may we be shielded and lodged in the shadow of Your wings, as on the day when You, Eternal, descended in a cloud, pass by our transgression, and blot out our guilt, as on the day when You stood there with Moses, on Mount Sinai. hearken to our cry, and accept our prayer, as on the day when You proclaimed the name Eternal! and there it is said,

“And the Eternal passed by before Moses and proclaimed: The Eternal is the immutable eternal being, an omnipotent God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in beneficence and truth; keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and acquitting. Pardon You our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your heritage. Forgive us, our Father! for we have sinned: pardon us, our King ! for we have transgressed. For You, Lord! are good, and ready to pardon, and of abundant mercy unto all those who call on You.”

Lord, hear our voice in the morning; in the morning we direct our prayers unto You, and will lookup. Listen to the voice of our supplication, when we cry unto You when we lift up our bands toward Your holy oracle. Hear, Lord, when we cry with our voice; be gracious unto us, and answer us. Turn us, God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. There is no one that calls upon Your name, that stirs himself up to take hold of You. Hear our prayer, O Lord! and give ear unto our cry; hold not Your peace at our tears. Like a father has compassion on his children, so have You compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongeth unto the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people. Forever! The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge, Forever! Lord of Hosts! happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, Eternal! Let the King hear us when we call.

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until now : (as it is said), And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to Your word.”

My God ! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! hear: Lord! pardon: Lord! be graciously attentive, grant our request: delay not for Your own sake, my God! Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God and the God of our fathers. No one calleth upon You with true devotion, the best of us resembles a brier; there is no one found to pray for mercy on behalf of the crushed in spirit. The perfect and pure man ceases, the godly man faileth, and the righteous is trodden down, and so a forsaken generation is visited with punishment for their sins, there being no one to reprimand them. By our continued transgressions we have kindled the wrath of those who, as inmates of his house, formerly interceded for us, who is there great or small that is able to prepare confession and prayer to the Most Holy? In dread and fear I address my prayer on behalf of the congregation to him, who searches and investigate the heart; for how shall I find favor with my supplication, being deficient in virtue and abounding in sin? You, who in Your generosity, are kind unto those who call upon You, who bearest their burden and sustainest them, extend Your precious mercy also unto me, and in Your love deign to listen to my voice! Regard me as one adorned with good qualities and proficient in prayer, like an aged and expert man, not like an unskilled one, and let me not be confounded before You on account of my insignificance, and, mindful of Your mercy, deny me not Your aid. Numerous are our wants, and our shortsightedness and deep affliction prevent us from telling them; but You, who has formed this clay, knows them all, our guide, our shepherd, our shelter and protector. Lonely we stand like a beacon on the mountain; into an offscouring and refuse You have converted our glory; answer us and grant us our sustenance in our servitude, and gather our lost ones to add them to the number of Your friends, afford Your shelter to those whom You did visit with Your chastisement, the scattered and dispersed and mixed among the nations, protect them in the tabernacle from strife and judgments, and let them behold Your glory. O You, whose potent voice divides the flames of Are, who determines weal and woe, Your beloved ones knock at Your gates with sorrowful voice, accept their devotedness, and appear among them. Fasting, and humble of heart, they bow unto You; shield them from the outbreaking of Your wrath, they ask with a soft voice and move but their lips, yet do not You withhold their desire. Let Your name, O living God, be glorified, and grant us everlasting life; O You, who are the source of life; look down upon us, answer us, and enlighten our eyes, and take us for Your heritage. Forgive us, our Father for we have sinned: pardon us, our King! for we have transgressed. For You, Lord! are good, and ready to pardon, and of abundant mercy unto all those who call on You.”

Omnipotent King, who sits on the throne of mercy governing with beneficence; pardoning the iniquities of his people, by causing them to pass away in due order; extending pardon unto sinners, and forgiveness unto transgressors; acting charitably towards all flesh and spirit, not retributing them according to their wickedness. O Omnipotent! You have taught us to repeat the thirteen attributes of Your mercy. Remember unto us, I beseech You I this day, the covenant of the thirteen attributes, in like manner as You did reveal of old to the meek (Moses); for thus it is written in Your law, “And the Eternal descended in the cloud, and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of the Eternal.”

“ And the Eternal passed by before him (Moses) and proclaimed: The Eternal is the immutable eternal being; an omnipotent God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in beneficence and truth; keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and acquitting. Pardon Lord our iniquity and our sin.

The hope of Israel is the Eternal, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble. Why should You be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot save? Arise for our help, and redeem us for Your mercy’s sake.

Our God and the God of our fathers! If the multitude and greatness of our sins witness against us and raise a thick partition wall between You and us; let not Your compassion cease, but deal with us according to the mercy You have promised. You who do not change, remember Your congregation which You have purchased and favor the remnants of Your appointed firstborn. Once You did grant us to dwell on happy heights, among mighty cliffs and rocks was our seat, when suddenly You did break us in the place of dragons, and now how do we yearn to be brought out into a wealthy place! Alarmed by the many visitations and terrors, my soul, bowed to the dust, desponds, my body is lax and decayed. Awake, hope, wherefore, do You sleep Be pleased to command the prison to be opened, for Your bound ones, abridge the time we have been doomed to suffer, gather the scattered flock, that iniquity may behold it and shut its mouth. Keep Your mercy, as promised by oath, to our three patriarchs.

Bid peace, bless those who are not disgraced, and convert Your anger into favor. Though Jacob be small and feeble, acquainted with disease, despised and rejected, grant You unto him life and mercy, be his shelter and tower of strength, and display now Your wonted power.

May our prayer come before You, and hide not thyself from our supplication. May our prayer come before You unto Your holy temple. Let the sighing of the prisoner coming before You, according to the greatness of Your power”, preserve You those that are appointed to die. Our Lord, we are ashamed of our deeds and confounded by our iniquities.

Our God, and the God of our fathers. May our fervent prayer come before You, and may Your ear be attentive to our supplication; hear O Lord, our pious effusion, attend to our hymns of praise, You who lookest on virtuous deeds, and overlooks what is blamable. We are confounded, and ashamed to raise our heads, for we have lost our good name; we have infringed Your righteous laws, have misinterpreted Holy Writ, and therefore we bend our faces to the ground. On all sides we see trouble and distress, and are like sheep cast adrift without shelter; if we turn to the right, the ax descends on us, and if to the left, we are a prey to the hunter. May Your All-seeing eye be opened to behold our distress and the sufferings inflicted on us, may our lamentation be changed into exultation, and our punishment lead us back to Your straight paths. For our sins we have been given up to captivity and pillage, we, and our kings and our priests to scorn. And the sublime and magnificent sanctuary, once favored by Your mighty throne is now razed to the ground, desolate, and profaned. We did not implore You in time for mercy, did not consider Your truth nor remove the pollution. Therefore, like Sodom, we had well near been consumed, in our enervation, had not Your grace prevailed. You did spare the remnant, did give us firm support and did fence us in, yet we were speedily cast adrift again for the three sins, which You hatest, and You did trample underfoot the splendid temple. For our corrupt dealings against You, for our treacherousness yoke after yoke wounded us; O be mindful of Your assurance, never to abhor us utterly, to gather the scattered, and unite under Your sway. After all that has befallen us, You remainest just, and we alone are to blame, for even this day we stand before You, as of old, unreformed, and full of sin. Grant, in Your mercy, pardon and relief to Your poor people, who are covered with disgrace and infamy, rejected, dispersed, given up to scorn, and sorely tried by captivity and servitude. In Your compassion let us, at length, after our long-suffering, find our salvation in You, even as You have promised, saying: “ I will save them, let them come in droves from afar, those from the north, and those from the south. They are Yours, Your servants and Your people; love Your beloved as in the days of old; draw us near to You, set us down in Your list, all yearn to worship Your name in awe. Let the small increase unto a thousand, and the least grow to a mighty nation within our borders, in all Your righteousness have pity on all of us together, avert Your wrath and comfort us.

Wherever the words (to hearken,), occur at the end of the verses, repeat from “ to hearken,” till “ and unto our supplication.”

On the outgoing of the Sabbath, we first approach You, incline Your ear, O You! who dwells in praises on high, to hearken unto our hymns of praise, and unto our supplication. Raise Your powerful right hand, to do a mighty deed; for the righteous, who was bound, and in whose stead a ram was slain; O shield his posterity, who cry unto You, ere yet the day has dawned. O seek those who seek You, and let them find You in Your heavenly dwellings, and do not close Your ear to their fervent prayer. (Hearken, &e.) They tremble and are filled with dread at Your appearance; they feel the pangs of a woman in travail at Your bit. ning wrath; cleanse them from their stains, that they may extol Your miraculous deeds. (Hearken, &c.) You, who has formed all beings! You did of old, provide a remedy to deliver them from the rigor of Your judgment, and to bestow on them unmerited grace from Your store of blessings, Hearken. If the misdeeds of Your congregation ascend heavenwards, dispense Your heavenly treasures unto-those who approach You to implore Your undeserved pardon, Hearken. Turn, we beseech You, unto our travails, and not unto our sins, justify those, who entreat You, You! worker of miracles, and listen to their supplication; O Lord Zebaoth! (Hearken, &c.) Be pleased graciously to accept their early morning orisons, as if they were burnt offerings, show them Your miracles, O You, who does great things, hearken unto our hymns of praise and unto our supplication. (On the outgoing.)

Appease Your anger and pardon our sins. Lord, remember Your mercy and benevolence, for they have been of old. Remember us, Lord, when You favourest Your people: O visit us with Your salvation. Remember Your congregation which You did acquire of old, which You did redeem as the tribe of Your heritage, this Mount Zion, whereon You have dwelt. Lord, remember the love of Jerusalem, and never forget, the affection of Zion. You will arise, and have mercy on Zion, when the time to favor her, when the appointed time shall come. Remember, O Lord, unto the children of Edom, the day of Jerusalem, who said, Rase it, rase it even to its very foundation. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You did swear by Your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven; and all this land of which I have spoken, will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. Remember Your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and regard not the stubbornness of this people, nor to its wickedness, nor to its sin. O remember unto us the covenant made with our ancestors, as You have promised, “ And I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember, and the land will I also remember. O remember unto us the covenant made with the patriarchs, as You have promised, “I will for their sakes remember the covenant with their ancestors, when brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.” Act by us, as You have assured us, “ And yet for all that, though they be in the land of the enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God.” Restore our captivity and compassionate us, as it is written, “ The Lord Your God will restore Your captivity, and have mercy upon You and He will again gather You from all the nations whither the Lord Your God has scattered You.” O gather our dispersed, as it is written, If Your outcasts be at the utmost parts of heaven, from there will the Lord Your God gather You, and from there will He fetch You.” Cause our transgressions to vanish as a cloud, and as a vapor: as You have promised, “ I have made Your transgressions vanish away like a cloud, and Your sins like a vapor: return unto me for I have redeemed You.” Efface our transgressions for Your own sake, as You have promised, “ X, even I, am He who blotteth out Your transgressions for my own sake, and Your sins I will not remember.” O cause our sins to become white as snow and wool: as it is written, “Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall become white as snow; though they be red as crimson, they shall become like wool.” Sprinkle purifying water upon us, to cleanse us: as it is written, “And I will sprinkle upon you clean water, and You shall be cleansed from all your impurity, and from all your idolatry will I cleanse you.” Have mercy upon us, and destroy us not: as it is written, “For the Lord Your God is a merciful God; He will not forsake You, nor destroy You; and He will not forget the covenant with Your ancestors which He sware unto them.” O circumcise our hearts to love and revere Your name : as it is written, “ The Lord Your God will circumcise Your heart, and the hearts of Your seed, to love the Lord Your God with all Your heart, and with all Your soul, in order that You mayest live.” be You found by us when we seek You ; as it is written, “ But You will seek the Lord Your God from there, and will find him, if You seek him with all Your heart, and with all Your soul.” Lead us unto Your holy mountain, and cause us to rejoice in Your house of prayer: as it is written, “ And I will bring them unto Your holy mountain, and I will make them rejoice in my house of prayer : their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called the house of prayer for all nations.”

Hear our voice, Eternal, our God ! spare and compassionate us, and accept our prayers with favor and mercy. “Turn You us, Eternal towards You, and we shall return; renew our days as of old.”

“Give ear unto our words, Eternal! consider our meditations. May the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart, be acceptable in Your presence, Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer! cast us not out from Your presence, nor take Your holy spirit from us. cast us not off’ in old age: forsake us not when our strength faileth. Forsake us not, Eternal, our God! and bo not far from us. Grant us a token for good, that our enemies may see it, and be ashamed; because You, Lord, has aided and comforted us. For unto You alone, Eternal, we attend: answer us Lord, our God!”

Our God, and the God of our ancestors, may our prayers come before You, and withdraw not thyself from our supplications; for we are not so shameless or so hardened as to declare in Your presence, Eternal, our God and the God of our fathers, that we are righteous, and have not sinned: verily (we confess) we and our fathers have sinned.

We have trespassed, we have dealt treacherously, we have stolen, we have spoken slander, we have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, we have acted presumptuously, we have committed violence, we have framed falsehood, we have counseled evil, we have uttered lies, we have scorned, we have rebelled, we have blasphemed, we have revolted, we have acted perversely, we have transgressed, we have oppressed, we have been stiffnecked, we have acted wickedly, we have corrupted, we have done abominably, we have gone astray and have caused others to err; we have turned aside from Your excellent precepts and institutions, and which has not profited us: but You are just concerning all that is come upon us; for You have dealt most truly, but we have done wickedly.

We are more guilty than any other people, more ashamed than any other generation. Our mirth is gone from us, our hearts are faint because of our sins; the place of our desire is devastated; our ornament is dashed to pieces; our holy temple is destroyed through our iniquities; our palaces have become a desolation; our beautiful land belongeth to strangers, our strength to others. Yet, still we have not returned from our error, and how shall we now be so presumptuous and so insolent as to say before You, Lord, our God, and God of our ancestors, that we are righteous and have not sinned: verily (we confess) we and our fathers have sinned.

Before our eyes has our substance been plundered, torn, and stripped from us; they put their yoke upon us, and we had to bear it on our shoulders; slaves ruled over us, and no one delivered us from their hands; many troubles compass us about, we called upon You, Lord, our God, but You wast far from us because of our iniquities: we turned from You, went astray and perished. Yet, still we have not returned from our error, and how shall we now be so presumptuous and so insolent as to say before You, Lord, our God, and God of our ancestors, that we are righteous, and have not sinned: verily (we confess) we and our fathers have sinned.

Your righteous anointed declared in Your presence, “Who can guard against errors? O cleanse me from secret faults.” Cleanse us, Lord, our God, from all our transgressions, and purify us from all our impurities. sprinkle purifying water upon us, and cleanse us, as it is written by the hand of Your prophet, “ And I will sprinkle upon you clean water, and You shall be cleansed from all your defilements, and from all your idolatry will I cleanse you.” Your people and Your heritage are languishing for Your goodness, panting for Your grace, and longing for Your help; let them know and understand that to the Eternal our God, appertaineth mercy and pardon.

Most Merciful God is Your name! Most Gracious God is Your name ! we also are called by Your name. Lord, grant our request for Your name’s sake. Grant it for the sake of Your truth. Grant it for the sake of Your covenant. Grant it for the sake of Your greatness and excellency. Grant it for the sake of Your law, for the sake of Your glory, or the sake of Your promise, for the sake of Your memorial, for the sake of Your benignity. Grant it for the sake of Your goodness, for the sake of Your honor, for the sake of Your doctrine. Grant it for the sake of Your kingdom. Grant it for the sake of Your eternal existence, for the sake of Your decree. Grant it for the sake of Your mighty power. Grant it for the sake of Your excellency, for the sake of Your righteousness. Grant it for the sake of Your holiness. Grant it for the sake of Your abundant mercy, for the sake of Your divine presence. Grant it for the sake of Your praise. Grant it for the sake of those whom You favored, who now rest in the earth. Grant it for the sake of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for the sake of Moses and Aaron. Grant it for the sake of David and Solomon. Grant it for the sake of Jerusalem, Your holy city; for the sake of Zion, the residence of Your glory. Grant it in compassion of the desolation of Your temple. Grant it in compassion of the destruction of Your altar; for the sake of the young children at school. Grant it for the sake of the blood of Your servants which has been shed. Grant it for the sake of those who as martyrs were slain for Your holy name; for the sake of those who were slaughtered for maintaining Your unity; for the sake of those who went through fire and water, for the sanctification of Your name. Grant it for the sake of sucklings at the breast, who have not sinned. Grant it for the sake of weaned infants who have not sinned; grant it for the sake of young children under tuition who have not sinned; grant it for Your own sake, if not for ours; grant it for Your sake, and save us.

Answer us, O Lord! answer us. Answer us, our God; O answer us! Answer us, our Father; answer us! Answer us, our Creator; O answer us! Answer us. our Redeemer; O answer us! Answer us, You who will seek us! O answer us! Answer us, You most faithful God, answer us! Answer us, You who are mild and benevolent; O answer us! Answer us, You who are pure and upright; O answer us! Answer us, You living and ever-existing God; O answer us! Answer Us You who are good and beneficent: O answer us! Answer us, You who knowest the inclination of man; O answer us! Answer us, You who suppresses anger; O answer us! Answer us, You who are invested with righteousness! O answer us! Answer us, Supreme King of kings; O answer us! Answer us, You who are tremendous and exalted; O answer us! Answer us, You who pardonest and forgivest;
O answer us! Answer us, You who answerest in an acceptable time; O answer us! Answer us, our Redeemer and Deliverer; O answer us! Answer us, You who are just and upright; O answer us! Answer us, You who are near those who worship You; O answer us! Answer us, You who is most merciful and most gracious; O answer us! Answer up,
You who hearkenest to the needy; O answer us! Answer us, You who are the support of the innocent; O answer us! Answer us, God of our fathers; O answer us! Answer us,
God of Abraham; O answer us! Answer us, You the reverence of Isaac; O answer us! Answer us, mighty God of Jacob; O answer us! Answer us, You the refuge of our ancient matrons; O answer us! Answer us, help ot the tribes (of Israel); O answer us! Answer us, You who are ‘with difficulty provoked; answer us ; Answer us, You who are easily reconciled; answer us ; Answer us, O You who answers in time of distress; O answer us; Answer us, Father of orphans; answer us I Answer us, Judge of widows; O answer us!

  • May He who answered our father Abraham on Mount Moriah, answer us.
  • May He who answered his son Isaac when bound on the altar, answer us.
  • May He who answered Jacob in Bethel, answer us.
  • May ho who answered Joseph in the dungeon, answer us.
  • May He who answered our ancestors at the lied Soa, answer us.
  • May He who answered Moses on Mount Horeb, answer us.
  • May He who answered Aaron with the censer, answer us.
  • May He who answered Phineas, when ho arose from amongst the congregation, answer us.
  • May He who answered Joshua in Gilgal, answer us.
  • May He who answered Samuel in Mizpah, answer us.
  • May He who answered David, and Solomon his son, in Jerusalem,
  • answer us.
  • May He who answered Elijah on Mount Carmel, answer us.
  • May He who answered Elisha in Jericho, answer us.
  • May He who answered Jonah in the entrails of the fish, answer us.
  • May He who answered Hezekiah in his sickness, answer us.
  • May He who answered Hananiah, Mishuel, and Hazariah, in the midst of the fiery furnace, answer us.
  • May He who answered Daniel in the lions’ den, answer us.
  • May He who answered Mordecai and Esther in Shushan the capital, answer us.
  • May He who answered Ezra in captivity, answer us.
  • May He who answered the virtuous, pious, perfect, and upright, answer us.

Most Merciful, who answerest the poor, answer us! Most Merciful, who answerest the humble-spirited, answer us! Most Merciful, who answerest the broken-hearted, answer us! Most: Merciful, answer us! Most Merciful, have compassion on us I Most Merciful, redeem us! Most Merciful, deliver us! Most Merciful, have mercy on us! even now, speedily, and in a short time.

And David said unto Gad, I am in an exceeding strait, yet let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for abundant is his mercy; but let me not fall into the hand of man.

Most merciful and gracious God! I have sinned before You; Eternal! who is full of compassion, have mercy upon me, and receive my supplications.

Eternal, rebuke me not in Your anger, chastise me not in Your wrath. Be gracious unto me, Eternal, for I languish; heal me, O Eternal, for my bones tremble: my soul too trembles exceedingly. And You Eternal God! for how long shall this be! Return, O
Eternal! relieve my soul; save me for the sake of Your mercy. For in death there is no remembrance of You, in the grave who shall give thanks unto You? I am weary with my sighing; every night I inundate my bed, with my tears bedew my couch. Mine eye faileth through grief; it has grown old because of all mine adversaries. Depart from me, all You workers of iniquity, for the Eternal has heard the voice of my weeping. The Eternal has heard my supplication; the Eternal will accept my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and confounded: they will turn back, suddenly put to shame.

He wounds and heals, slays and revives, He brings forth from the grave to everlasting life. When a child sins, his father chastiseth it, but the father’s tenderness speedily soothes the pain. When a slave is refractory, He is put in fetters; but a compassionate master soon breaketh them. We are Your firstborn and have sinned against You, for that we had to drain the bitter cup of suffering. We are Your servants and have been refractory, for that we have been given up now to pillage, now to captivity, and now to the scourge. We entreat You, therefore, heal You in Your abundant mercy our heavy grief; lest we perish wholly in exile.

Angels of mercy, procure mercy for us at the hands of the Allmcrciful. Angels of prayer, cause our prayers to be heard before him who heareth prayer. Angels of loud lamentation, cause our lamentation to be heard before him who heareth lamentation. Angels of tears, cause our tears to be noticed by the King, who is propitiated by tears. Intercede for us, and multiply prayer and supplication before the King, the most high God. Cause him to remember, and let him hear of the fidelity to the law, and of the good deeds of those, who repose in the dust. May He remember their love; and preserve their posterity, lest the remnant of Jacob should perish; for the flock of the faithful shepherd have become a reproach; Israel the only people a proverb and a byword. Hasten, Lord, and answer us, and redeem us from all severe decrees, and save by Your abundant mercy Your righteous anointed and Your people.

Lord in heaven! unto You, we address our supplication, like a captive, who supplicates his master. All captives are ransomed with money, but Your people, the house of Israel, only by prayer and by supplication. O, grant our petition and our desire, and let us not return from You empty-handed.

Lord in heaven! we entreat You, as a slave entreated his master. “We are oppressed, and dwell in darkness, our souls are afflicted with so much distress. We lack the power to propitiate You; Lord! do it for the covenant’s sake, which You did enter into with our forefathers.

Guardian of Israel, preserve the remnant of Israel, and suffer not Israel to perish, who say,—“ Hear, O Israel.”

Guardian of an only nation, preserve the remnant of an only people, and suffer not that only nation to perish, which thus acknowledgeth the unity of Your name, “The Eternal our God, the Eternal is One.”

Guardian of a holy nation, preserve the remnant of a holy people, and suffer not that holy nation to perish, which rehearses thrice the threefold sanctifications to the Most Holy. You, who are appeased by Your compassion, and are reconciled by supplication, be You appeased and reconciled to an afflicted generation that has no other help.

Our Father, our King! bo gracious unto us, and answer us; although we are destitute of good works, yet deal charitably and mercifully with us, and save us.

We know not what to do, but we fix our eyes on You. Remember, Eternal! Your compassion and beneficence, for they are from everlasting. Let Your mercy be upon us, Eternal! according as we hope in You. Remember not against us former iniquities, but hasten to let Your mercies meet us, for we are brought very low. Be gracious unto us, Eternal! be gracious unto us, for we are greatly overwhelmed with contempt. Even in wrath remember to have compassion; for You are He who knows our formation, who remembereth that we are but dust. Help us, then, God of our salvation! for the glory of Your name, and deliver us, and grant the expiation of our sins for the sake of Your Name.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE SECOND DAY. 

Say from “ Happy are they,” till “ our iniquities are numerous,” after which say “ Omnipotent,” Say till “ all those who call on You,” and continue with the following –

Let not Your memory recall against us our former sins, but hasten to anticipate us with Your mercy, for we are extremely reduced. O Lord our God, though other lords besides You have had dominion over us, by You only will we make mention of Your name. Yes, for Your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

Like a father has compassion on his children, so have You compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongs to the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people, Forever! The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge. Forever! Lord of Hosts happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, Eternal! Let the King hear us when we call.

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until now : (as it is said), And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to Your word.”

My God ! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! hear: Lord! pardon: Lord! be graciously attentive, and grant our request: delay not for Your own sake, my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God and the God of our fathers. Where is Your jealousy and Your Omnipotence with which You once did work wonders for the posterity of those with whom You have entered into a covenant? Now we are driven away and cast out from Your inheritance, Lord our God ! other lords besides You have dominion over us. Exceedingly great is the sorrow of Your distressed ones, who are attached to Your law with heart and soul and with all their might. How are they bowed down and humbled! Hasten to anticipate us with Your mercy, for we are extremely reduced. We turn pale, because of those, who blaspheme day after day as they gnash their teeth and say: Behold, this is the fatal day. Almighty Ruler! display Your power, since for Your sake we are daily ready to be slain. We hope for the time of redemption and comfort, but meanwhile, we are covered with shame and confusion, oppressed, and subservient to all the nations, and not one of us knows for how long. King of kings! remember Your former mercy; save from the smoking firebrands, (all trouble), those who guard the belief in Your unity; whiten their sins that are as scarlet, and let not Your memory recall against us our former offenses. Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, I grieve and my heart bleeds; let the enemy expiate it who laid it waste, and cause Your face to shine upon Your sanctuary that is desolate. Have mercy on Your property, which You acquired for the glorification of Your name, and do not destroy us, for that is Your glory and thus did the faithful of Your house promise us. “For the Lord Your God is a merciful God, he will not forsake You, neither destroy You.” Remember the image of the perfect one which is engraved in Your throne. Illustrious one! let his children drink from the brook of Your Eden, let them find salvation, and exempt them from punishment, You who forgives iniquity and transgression, and remits punishment.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” And the Eternal passed,”

There is none that call upon Your name, that stirs himself up to take hold of You. Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases, for the faithful fail from among the children of men. Save, O Lord, Your people the remnant of Israel

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “ when we call“, then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ Lord hear,”

Our God, and the God of our Father! For You I long, in You I hope in a distant land, within me I seek You; I cry unto You out of the depth, my soul breaks with longing after You; as the deer panteth after the water-brooks, I seek You and search after You everywhere. Behold, a time comes, when You relieve the distressed and do justice to the oppressed; the emptiers have marred their vine branches and emptied them out, they were robbed and oppressed by those pursuers. Your pupils, with whom You once did play as with tender infants; have now been so long oppressed and overdriven. They are destitute of every comfort, and lions gnash their teeth at them. You have despised, forsaken, and cast off those who cleave unto You, You have canceled Your covenant with the three beloved ones; and made us an offscouring. We were struck and scourged, torn and devoured by the mighty host of locusts and cankerworms. Afflicted with festering boils and sprained limbs, we lacked balm and ointments. Arise! help the sighing and groaning, lift us up from the dunghill and raise us up from the dust. You, whose Omnipotence is in the heavens, and whose dominion on earth has the power to raise up the reduced. Then shall the righteous praise Your name, when You liftest up the sevenfold purified head, then shall those who are near and far, say: The Strong and the Mighty has fulfilled his promise unto the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valley, for the sake of the three pillars of the earth.

Say‘‘Omnipotent King,” ” And the Eternal passed, ” Wherever the words “For You are great“, occur at the end of verses, repeat from “ For You are great,” till “full of compassion. “

Israel is saved by the Lord with everlasting salvation, even this day may he be saved by Your mouth, who dwells on high, for You are great in pardoning and full of compassion. They knock at Your gates, like poor and humble men, listen to their low toned effusion, O Lord, who are enthroned on high. For You are great, They are intimidated by all their enemies who reproach and blaspheme them; O do not forsake them, Lord God of their fathers. For You are great, Anticipate them with Your goodness on the day of chastisement, and from amidst their distress let them find the redemption and release. For You are great, Let them be saved in the sight of all the world, and let not the wicked rule over them. Extirpate the tyranny of Seir and his father in law, and let the deliverers go up to Zion. For You are great, Attend, O Lord, to the voice of their supplication, and let their prayer ascend to Your heavenly seat, for You are great in pardon and full of compassion. Israel is saved.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “And the Eternal passed,” Conclude the Service as on the first day, commencing from “O Lord remember Your mercy“. The Reader says Kaddish.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE THIRD DAY. 

Say from “Happy are they,” till “ our iniquities are numerous,” after which say “ Omnipotent, till “all those who call on You,” and continue with the following —

I call upon Your name in truth; I will stir myself up to lay hold of You. And we are poor and sorrowful, let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise You, Lord, with my whole heart, I will show forth all Your marvelous works. When I am in distress I will call upon the Lord, and cry unto my God. The Lord is nigh unto all those who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. Like a father has compassion on his children, so have You compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongs to the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people, Forever! The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge, Forever! Lord of hosts! happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, Eternal. Let the King hear us when we call.

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until hitherto : (as it is said), And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to Your word.”

My God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! bear: Lord! pardon: Lord! bo graciously attentive and grant our request: delay not for Your own sake, my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God, and the God of our fathers! I call upon Your name, and stir myself up to lay hold of You, I anticipate and awaken the morning with my early prayer, I step before tho holy ark to utter pure words, I prepare my prayer with accuracy, and guard my lips. Behold my desire is that the Almighty would answer me; but where is the supplicant who could boast and say, I have purified my heart and my deeds are truthful, I am free from sin and the work of my hands is clean? Deal You, therefore, magnanimously with the guilty, and requite them not; let their prayer be esteemed as an offering, and their supplication as incense, raise those who are bent down, that they may lift up their heads, and their secret and public sins may not be found. Be You a refuge to those who seek Your protection in distress; let not those who stray like sheep continue to err about; put You into Your bottle the tears with which I bedew my couch, let my strength be in You, my shield and refuge. Deliver and unfetter those who are bound, and bring them out unto a wealthy place. They cry unto You, knock at Your gate, and call upon You when in trouble. Robbers despoiled them, and the wicked compassed about the righteous, Lord, and judge, why hide Your countenance? Annihilate, the tumultuous crowd that rise up against You, and reveal thyself continually unto those who know Your secret. bring back the outcast, and gather in the exiled; raise the humble, and lift up the reduced. Let them say among the heathen, the Lord has wrought great things, the land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the ruined cities are fenced. Save those who trustingly take refuge under the shadow of Your wings; cause those who are pursued to be released, for You have the power to do so. Hear the prayer of the contrite, whose spirit fails; may his words and the effusion of his heart be acceptable; strengthen the feeble and invigorate the stumbling to set him at liberty, for lo, You who has formed mountains and created the wind declares unto man what is his thought. Drown sin and let wickedness not be remembered, O You who pardons iniquity and passes by transgression!

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

Wherever the words (“Let my life” occur at the end of the verses, repeat, “ Let my life,” till “ my people at my request.”

At dawn of day I have risen to thank You, God of my praise; I will sing unto You in the morning and make known unto You my sins, and as a reward of my work let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request! In former days, when Israel offered sacrifices, my sin, though red as scarlet, turned altogether white, now I spend my years in grief because of the destruction of the temple, and I have naught but my word and my prayer must be my burnt offering. (Let my life,) While the altar still existed and sacrifices were offered in the sanctuary, each man’s sin was blotted out by his sacrifice. Now the sacred office fails, and there is neither sacrifice nor oblation, and my thanks must be my sacrifice, and my prayer my oblation. (Let my life, ) Lo, when the service was still performed in the temple, and the priests were set in their charges, the sin offering atoned, and the burnt offering purified, but now there is neither sin nor burnt offering; no fat and no caul, and instead of them I pour forth my prayer and present may supplication. (Let my life, ) Formerly the clean priests rose early in the morning to be ready in the holy temple and draw lots for the offering up of the incense, but now there is no frankincense and no incense, and I am left stained with sin, let therefore my confession be accepted as an offering. (Let my life,) Behold, most holy One, my stroke is heavier than my groaning, and there is none to stand by me, and I have not the peaceful dwelling to go to; only by You I can make mention of Your name, strong rock of my salvation, remove my guilt and as the deer panting after the brooks of water, so pants my soul after You, God. For our soul is bowed down to the dust, our belly cleaveth unto the earth. Pour out Your wrath upon the heathen that have not known You, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Your name, for they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling-place. Arise, and be a help unto us, and redeem us for the sake of Your mercy.

Sat from “ Like a father has compassion till “ when we call,” then say the verses “ For we do not presume, “ and “O Lord hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers. Our souls pant after You, as a deer after the brooks; they long for the time of their release, but in vain: distant, unfathomable and unattainable it seems, yet we hope and wait and cease not to trust. Those who thirst after You anxiously yearn to appear before You in their beloved temple, to go with the multitude, and with a pillar of fire to surround them. Depart, You uncircumcised and unclean, who slander. For they have said, Come let us cast them off, and have determined to take possession of their property, they have driven away Your people out of the inheritance You have granted them, and still daily they seek to cut us off by levying oppressive tributes on us, and impoverishing Your poor people. They despise Your friends and surname them dogs, but the pure of heart cast their burden upon You. They hear their reproach and shame without retorting and immolate themselves for You. We are Your people, You know our sufferings, and will You refrain for these things, will You hold Your peace and afflict us very sore? Though You have sore broken us in the place of dragons, Yes, even though they have made our dwelling a land of drought and of the shadow of death, our eyes are directed unto You. let not Your name, by which we are called, be profaned; in You all the posterity of Israel glories, though our iniquities are numerous, yet You did promise, “I will blot out Your transgressions.” Regard our presumptuous sins as errors, and leave us unpunished; deal towards us with indulgence; let our oppressors be ashamed because of the truth; let the banner be raised, and gather together the scattered of Israel. Be pleased with these wrecks, and turn to their offering; gather together the tenth part with those nine let my righteousness, answer for me, let my life He gave me at my petition, and my people at my request. (At dawn of day )

Say “ Omnipotent KingAnd the Eternal passed,” Conclude the Service as on the first day, commencing from “ Lord: remember Your mercy,”. The Reader says Kaddish.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE FOURTH DAY. 

Say from “ Happy are they,” till “ our iniquities are numerous,” after which say O Omnipotent.” page S, till “ all those who call on You,” and continue with the following –

Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of Your holiness and of Your glory: where is Your zeal and Your strength, the sounding of Your bowels and of Your mercies toward me? are they restrained? You divided the sea by Your strength: You broke the heads of the dragons in the waters. Though our iniquity testify against us, do it for Your name’s sake.

Like a father has compassion on his children, so have You compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongeth unto the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people. Forever! The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge. Forever! Lord of Hosts! happy is the man that trusteth in You. Save us, Eternal! Let the King hear us when we call.

“ Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until now: (as it is said), And the Lord said I have pardoned according to Your word.” My God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! hear, Lord! pardon, Lord! be graciously attentive, and grant our request, delay not for Your own sake, my God I for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God and the God of our fathers! Where are all Your great and awful wonders, Lord Zebaoth, which our fathers told us of, when Israel went down into Egypt to servitude and travails, You drew them with cords of a man, and not with chains and cruel bondage. You did requite measure for measure, those who inflicted on them and decreed all their males to be cast into the river, and Your chosen ones You broughtest forth ‘with rich booty. The sea and its billows were divided by Your strength, the Jordan You did dry up so that Your redeemed might cross it on foot, and in the wilderness You did sustain them so that they did not lack anything, and kingdoms and nations were delivered into their hands. But soon they cast off the thing that is good, and oppressors pursued them, then they cried unto You, and You did hear them and appointed deliverers for them. When they dwelt in their land they enjoyed all good things; then they sinned again and were banished, but You did visit them after seventy years and redeemed them again. They forged lies, indulged in vanities and were given up to be trodden down; violent men drove and overthrew them, they had to quit their land, and alas! the time of their return is hidden; meanwhile they dwell among the nations and are made tributary. Invigorate the remnant that is escaped, whose strength fails because of the heaviness of the fretting calamity; the first visitation was not yet quite over when speedily a second one followed. From time to time my trouble increased, the coming day is often worse than its predecessor. I loth to bear the yoke of the oppressor (Babylon), who imposeth heavy tribute on us. Your peculiar treasure is pressed by the enemy, who hopes to make him change his pure creed for a false one; how long, Lord, shall I call upon You in distress? Answer me with enlargement, O Lord, for Your hand is not waxed short. If our mighty transgressions have raised a partition between us and You, if a curtain bars our prayer, O Creator, let it penetrate unto Your glorious throne, and let our supplication come before Your Majesty, and be accepted. Proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, in which we may rest from our grief; gather the scattered, and take You the lead; plead my cause with those that strive with my soul; be pleased to deliver me, holy God. Break the teeth of the wicked with gravel stones; overthrow those who render childless and make widows; let their blood be poured on the ground to moisten it, preserve those that are appointed to die, and who for their faith devote themselves to death. Repair the damage of the tabernacle of David which is fallen, raise up the city which is laid low to the dust, comfort the captives with a double comfort, and enlighten their darkness. Build Your city Referring to the period of the Judges as in the days of yore, restore Your altar, temple, and vestibule, let all Judah and Israel worship You there, and let Your name be magnified from eternity to eternity.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “And the Eternal passed,”

My soul is sore vexed, but You, Lord, how long? Lord, how long shall the wicked—how long shall the wicked triumph. God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme Your name forever? Lord, hear our voices, let Your ears be attentive to the voice of our supplication.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “ when we call.” then say the verses “For we do not presume,” and “ Lord hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers. A lion in the forest I resemble and am likened to in my guilt, my utterance is foolish, my language is unintelligible! I am deprived of intercessors such as Mordecai and his colleagues were, therefore every head is sick, and every heart is faint. Faint, banished, and despised, I am full of sorrow and grief, I am shaken about, and reel drunken with wormwood, and because of the oppression of the masters, I am sold for naught; yet when my soul fainteth within me, I remember the Lord. I remember Your mercy and love, which were as a banner over me, which canceled my offenses, and made me Your peculiar treasure. Your lambs now accustom themselves to prayer and entreaty, the poorest of men exult in the Holy One of Israel. Your servants shall exult and rejoice when You remembere my walls, and surround them with agate and pleasant stones, ah! when will that happen? My city is a heap forever, and my heights are lowered, and You, Lord, for how long? When will You quicken us and bring us from the depths? Glorious one, remove or lighten our yoke, fill our barns with plenty, and prosper our undertakings; let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Be compassionate towards us when in distress I seek You. I stretch forth my hands unto You, within me I inquire after You; my soul yearns and thirsts after You in the night; Lord, let me not be put to shame when I call upon You. I call upon You from the depth; my eyes are raised heavenwards; I lift my hands up to You; I let the fountains of my tears be spread abroad; look on my virtue, blot out and pass by my wickedness. Lord, hear my prayer and give ear to my supplication. Give ear to my supplication, my Creator, my Sustainer, and Guide! all my secret wishes are known to You, may my intentional sins be sunk, and my unintentional ones be atoned; give ear unto my words, Lord, and consider my meditation. Let my meditation be thought pure, and my prayer correct; hear, O God, and forgive my unworthy and perverse deeds; strengthen Your worshippers, and accept my effusion, and the meditation of my heart before You, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer!

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed, “

Wherever the words ( O my King and my God, ), occur at the end of the verses, repeat from “ O my King,” till “for unto You l pray.”

In the early morning hour I call upon You, my God, who is extolled; let my devout prayer be agreeable unto You, on the day when my heart raises itself to You; enlighten my darkness with the light of the morning, my King and my God, for unto You, I pray. My foes who abhor You, in their wrath reproach Your people; yet notwithstanding the tumult of those who rise up against You, I bear in mind the fear of You. O pour out upon them Your indignation and anger, from Your heavenly dwelling, and be zealous, Lord, for Your name, which is being profaned on earth. ( O my King and my God, ) O living God, who rides upon a swift cloud, if You put me in the scale, let my righteousness be as weighty as the sand of the sea, and my wickedness as light as a feather; and if my path has been crooked, and I deserve to be stoned to death, O weigh me in the scale of grace, for I am a man pierced by the sense of my transgressions. (O my King and my God, ) Restore the holy ark and its staves, and clothe Aaron again in his garments, and let the archer and hunter be duly requited, and each of them for his rebellion be consumed by the flames, so that they may be removed together as dung is taken away. ( O my King and my God, ) O You Most Holy, who sittest in judgment upon all Your creatures, behold how my contentious adversary speak so haughtily of me, direct his lance against me, and fighteth me with his sword; O save my soul, You who frustrate evil counsel. (In the early morning,)

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

Conclude the Service as on the first day, commencing from “ Lord
remember Your mercy
,”. The Reader says Kaddish.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE FIFTH DAY. 

Say from “ Happy are they,” till “ our iniquities are numerous,”
after which say “ O Omnipotent,” till “ all those who call on
You,” and continue with the following

O deal not with us according to our sins, requite us not according to our iniquities. Although our iniquities testify against us, O Lord, yet act kindly for the sake of Your name. God, if You will mark our iniquities, who is it, Lord, that can stand? If Your children have sinned against You, cast them not away for their transgression. Our soul hopes in the Lord, He is our help and our shield.

Like a father has compassion on his children, so have You compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongs unto the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people, Forever! The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge, Forever! Lord of Hosts! happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, Eternal! Let the King hear us when we call. “ Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until now : (as it is said), And the Lord, said I have pardoned according to Your word.” O my God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness, but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! hear, Lord! pardon, Lord! be graciously attentive, and grant our request, delay not for Your own sake, my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God, and tho God of our fathers. Your ways are not like those of man, but where is Your zeal, and Your enduring counsel? The daughter You chose for Your favorite house, strange masters have had dominion over her. She groaneth, saying, I am betrothed unto my friend, how should I allow another to dishonor me? She pronounces sentence of death on herself; esteems herself an outcast, though she is under coercion. The mother is sent away without a letter of divorce, the son strayeth about like an orphan; the enclosed garden is now as accessible as a sterile waste, and the sealed fountain is now waded through by every foot. Formerly Your wrath endured but a moment, and now the reverse is the case the holy crown has been flung into the street, the people once so dear to their friend, is now forsaken, like a faded beauty that is rent with paint. The well-favored, by her hard labor, and the putrefying sore that will not heal; the day of vengeance is as yet unknown, the day of requital not to be foreseen. The power of endurance fails under the burden, and those who escaped slaughter are lame and halting, and stray restless as fugitives, and another obtains what they labor and strive for. Why do they tread on the plant of a fruitful hill, as on thistles of the furnace Why does the guardian that never sleeps abandon his plants to be trampled upon by the bullocks of Bashan What profit that the choice vine is prematurely cut down, or what is the advantage when the spreading vine is violently plucked? Why has Your love been withdrawn from those who are distinguished by the sign upon their hands, and the frontlets between their eyes? If the archers received wages for their trifling labor, the industrious master’s reward must go on increasing. Alas! the forsaken one watches for its appointed time so long drawn out, scarcely has she been visited with one trouble when another follows it. The holy first-fruits of the heaps of corn are scattered like chaff to the extremities of the earth; as the leaves of the forests scattered before the wind, the persecuted flee before the sword and the storm.

Those ninety-eight curses have all been accomplished; O have mercy, and gather us from all those corners, and then shall they say among the heathen, the Lord has done great things for them.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

Though our iniquities testify against us, Lord, deal kindly with us for Your name’s sake. You have caused men to ride over our heads: we went “through fire and through water, but You broughtest us out into a healthy place. Turn us, God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “when we call,” then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ Lord hear,”

Our God and the God of our fathers! If I say, I will forget my bitter complaint, my heavy cares, and the vexation of my soul, my great sorrow oppresses me unceasingly. I am bowed down greatly, and my spirit is troubled. Troubles come in couples, without any interval between them, and press like chains; they pursue me incessantly, and the constant distress prevents all cheerfulness and every joyous sound. You have caused men to fly over the heads of Your people, and to plow upon their backs; to You their protector, they cry for release; their boughs are multiplied among them, and their branches become long and are turned against them. The wicked become old and prosper, while the virtuous decrease and fall off. Our villages lie desolate, and the nobles are not esteemed: Your comforting book is the only delight of the afflicted. They who frame falsehood, and brood deceit in their heart in instructing others, who open their mouths in vain to convince; those who frame mischief by law to multiply it, oppress and vex Your people in order to make them desert you. They prepare to turn the children away from their father, but You do not consent to let them afflict them, so as utterly to consume them in the land of their enemies. Wherefore shall those who hope in You be forever cast out of their dwellings? let them awake redeemed, and hastening to the city of their solemnities. guide us to the holy land, the place of Your temple, with the voice of praise and joy raised by the festive multitude, and we will offer to You our shield, sacrifices of righteousness; give ear to our words, Lord, and consider our meditation.

Wherever the words ( Lord, give ear, ), occur at the end of the verses, repeat, “ Lord, give ear to our supplication.

May the shadow of His hand hide us beneath His divine wings; may mercy prevail when He trieth the deceitful heart to judge it; rise now, our God, and prevail on thyself, O Lord, give ear to our supplication. Whither shall I go from Your spirit, or whether shall I flee from Your presence see there is no refuge, for to the west and the east I followed after You to seek You, when You come to judge all mankind; let their merit plead for them. ( Lord, give ear, ) If I ascend to Your heavenly vaults, Your majesty is there to judge all my deeds ; every thought, every delusion of mine will blaze as a fire. Set a watch over the door of our lips, and grant us grace. ( Lord, give ear, ) If I take my bed in the depths of the nether world, I look, and lo, You are there to punish and chastise me; my obdurate heart trembles, for there is but one step between me and death ; preserve the remnant of those who are dispersed everywhere. ( Lord, give ear,) If I dwell in the uttermost parts of the ocean, Your right hand seizeth me, and where shall my soul find a safe resting place Were it not for Your abundant mercy, I should not know my way. ( Lord, give ear, ) extend Your grace to those who are oppressed by tyrants’ hands. When the shades of night surround and darkness coveres me, to You thick darkness is as noonday light; my flesh trembles for fear of You, as if I were threatened by the bite of a serpent, and my blood stagnate like that of him who lay fast asleep in the sides of the ship. ( Lord, give ear,) You layest Your hand upon me, and has beset me behind and before; let me turn wherever I may, You compassest my path and my lying down, You have tried me and found nothing, You search me and find nothing but woeful lamentations, with stammering tongue and unintelligible language. ( Lord, give ear,) Anticipate us with Your mercy, for to You all praise is due; accept the cry of Your lambs, and the sufferings of Your stray sheep; deliver us, and be unto us a protecting rock and strong house; come and save us, as You did save Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothel’s. ( may the shadow, )

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

Conclude the Service as on the first day, commencing from “ Lord, remember Your mercy,” . The Reader says Kaddish.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE SIXTH DAY. 

Say from ” Happy are they,” till “ our iniquities are numerous,” after which say “ O Omnipotent,” till “ all those who call on You,” and continue with the following —

Why stand afar off, Lord, why hide You Yourself in time of trouble? Wherefore hide You, Your face and forget our affliction and oppression? Hide not Your face from Your servant, for we are in trouble, hear us speedily. Hear us, Lord, for Your loving-kindness is good, turn unto us according to the multitude of Your tender mercies. let not the oppressed return ashamed, let the poor and needy praise Your name.

Like a father has compassion on his children, so have You compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongs to the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people. Forever! The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge. Forever! Lord of hosts! happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, Eternal. Let the King hear us when we call.

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until now : (as it is said), And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to Your word.” my God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness, but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! hear, Lord! pardon, O Lord! be graciously attentive and grant our request: delay not for Your own sake, my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God and the God of our fathers. In the flay of my anxiety, I call upon You, let not the proud who forsake their dignity oppress me. Enquire into their misdeeds, and render to them their deserts, let their sentence and their due punishment be meted out to them. Those who propose to make Your holy and revered name forgotten, and to introduce unworthy and despised idolatry in its stead, destroy by their ways even the best of our people; O save the remnant from such destruction in their lying house, (idolatrous temple). They have learned to tear men, even as it is said in Holy Writ. “They cast lots for us as for a waif in the wilderness, and we had well-nigh been utterly consumed, were it not for Your mercy, Lord, and Your gracious rule. Who should dare to meditate on Your ways and judge them, who should arm himself to meet You with objections? we were disobedient, and have been scattered as with a whirlwind, and slain by the oppressor’s sword, but with You is justice, and Your is the victory. Yet let not the tyrant say, I have overcome, nor let Judah’s enemies exult over my fall. Proclaim the year of release for those who are sold for naught, and let the wicked man who spoils withdraw, and be cut down. Your bond has a prior right, and yet usurers went to dispute Your claim, the tyrants attempted to remove the frontiers of Your sanctuary, the ears of Your holy corn, together with straw spoil. Let judgment for their wickedness come upon them, and punish them according to their misdeeds. Rain down snares upon them as the portion of their cups! return unto them seven-fold to avenge the quarrel of Your covenant, and destroy them. Guide us to the city of Your residence, and pave a way for the redeemed through the sea; in You is our hope, and You are our Almighty Creator, comfort us and let Your mercy be upon us.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “And the Eternal passed,”

Our fathers trusted in You, they trusted and You did deliver them. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God; He heard my voice out of his temple. You, Lord, are our hope, make haste to our help. Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation, You shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end.

Say from ” Like a father has compassion till when we call,” page , then say the verses “For we do not presume,” and “O Lord, hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers. The virgin daughter of Judah is full of mourning and lamentation, she bewails herself and spreads her hands in the valleys of her captivity, but when in my distress I call upon You, You answer me with enlargement, Lord, out of fire and water You bringest me forth into a wealthy place. She looks upwards for help, and looks about her here and there, trembling like a woman that brings forth her first child; in her anguish the nation that has been compared to a rose claps her hands and cries aloud, saying, Where now is my hope, as for my hope who shall see it? The beloved of her soul, her ornament and pride is delivered up into the hands of those who reproach and afflict her, and she cries amidst the assemblies, Where is the word of the Lord? let it come now. Your once feared nation is driven from captivity to captivity and broken because of the curse of Your wrath and the terror of Your indignation, and in anguish of spirit Your nation cries with a bitter voice, Where is Your zeal and Your strength? You have forsaken Your people, the house of Israel, in the land of their captivity, fugitives and vagabonds they are on the earth, like a vessel in the heart of the sea; babes ask their fathers, Where are the wonders of that shepherd who brought them up from the sea? The children of fools and of basemen have trodden down our inheritance, removed us far from our country, from the borders of our land; we said, We are cut off, our hope is lost, where are all his miracles which our fathers told us of? Remember, Lord, to the sons of Aram, the destruction of Your temple, the murder of my heroes, and the dashing to pieces of the babes of Your congregation, bare now Your strong arm and demand at their hands Your holy pasture, saying, Where is the flock that was given You?

Say “Omnipotent King” “ And the Eternal passed,” Wherever the words ( O Lord, ) occur at the end of the verses, repeat from “ O Lord,” till “ morning.”

You who searches all things, and at a glance understands all my doings, if I have committed falsehood and practiced deceit, do not investigate my iniquity and search not into my misdeeds, but, Lord, hear my voice in the morning. My Creator who metest out the vaults of heaven with a span, I direct my prayer in the third vigil to You who gives ear unto the entreaties of those who hope for Your salvation, but rebukes the tumultuous and rebellious, who speak haughtily and say, no one but myself, and have made a thoroughfare of the place where the altar of incense, the temple and the mercy-seat stood, and where the priests officiated; may they be visited with severe punishment for their sins. ( O Lord ) Almighty One, be zealous for Your name, why slumberest You? Year after year the nation whom Your right hand has planted is more and more oppressed and afflicted; is bought and sold, and branded with foul names. Your judgment is just, and we have deserved our punishment, but be zealous for the immutable law, which was given by Your right hand, and in which it is said, Who can count Your people? yet now we are numbered like sheep. My rock, awake now I pray, and destroy and uproot Amalek. Lord God my strength, ( O Lord, ) Almighty, who are nigh unto those who call upon You, and hearest the prayers of the distressed; judge the cause of the poor and needy, and plead that of the oppressed and persecuted; the upper and the lower ones are in Your hand, Lord of lords, let my sentence come forth from You into the bright light, God of the faithful. God is not a man that He should lie and change his word; behold, You have decreed after six years’ You shall release the bondman, and how many times six years have passed over my head, though I have not loved my masters, and though I am sold to a heathen, I have not in all these years been ransomed by my relatives, yet You are my friend and redeemer! Lord, hear my voice in the morning.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “And the Eternal passed,” Conclude the Service as on the first day, commencing from “ Lord remember Your mercy,”. The Reader says Kaddish.

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE SEVENTH DAY. 

Say from “Happy are they,” till “ our iniquities are numerous,” after which say “ Omnipotent,” till “ all those who call on You,” and continue with the following —

Give ear, Lord, to our prayer, attend to the voice of our supplication. Attend to the voice of our cries, our King and God, for to You we pray, Hear our prayer, Lord, and give ear unto our cries, hold not Your peace to our tears. For the Lord hearkens unto the needy, and despises, not his captives.

Like a father has compassion on his children, so have compassion on us, Lord! Salvation belongs unto the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people. Forever! The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge. Forever! Lord of Hosts! happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, Eternal! Let the King hear us when we call.

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to these people from Egypt even until now : (as it is said), And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to Your word.” My God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name ; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. Lord! hear, Lord! pardon, Lord! be graciously attentive, and grant our request, delay not for Your own sake, my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God, and the God of our fathers. No head could be raised if our iniquities were considered, and because every heart is obdurate and perverse, it desponds and melts like wax when it is to be judged. You sentenced Your people, have driven them into captivity and made us a proverb, a byeword and a fright. We erred, stumbled, were enfeebled, we caused others to stumble and commit violence, and knowingly perverted the law and transgressed it intentionally. Remember this day the merit of him that bound, and of him who was bound, and the integrity of him who boiled a mess of pottage, and regard our intentional sins, as errors and follies. Cauterize our sores, close and bind up our wounds; behold Your chosen and appointed people have fallen sick, and wail and cry like one who gives birth to her first child; they are swallowed up, they faint and know no rest. The evil inclination is as deeply fixed within us as a doubble-edged sword or ax; the ugly seducer himself accuses us; this enemy watches our every step and encompasses us round about, He writes down our iniquity, and seals the paper, so that he may accuse us both by word of mouth and in writing. Lead softly those who have escaped, according to their weakness, and according to their exertion; hide and shelter especially the paralyzed and enfeebled; we call upon You in our distress, answer us, and come to save us; heal the wavering, and revive Your work in the midst of years. Remnants of Jacob, let us return to the Almighty God, whose constant way it is to pardon and to forgive transgression, to look on the afflicted man, so as to bring him up from the terrible pit of despair, but who hates the proud and haughty, and breaks his rule and power. In many instances You were with us; let us find You also now. Hear, Lord, those who supplicate You, and be propitious to us this day. Almighty God, accept the words of our lips as sacrificial bullocks and march out to save Your anointed, and Your people.

Say “ Omnipotent King” ” And the Eternal passed,”

Be not sore wroth, Lord, neither remember iniquity forever; behold, we beseech You, we are all Your people. Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised You, is burnt up with fire, and all our pleasant things are laid waste. The living, the living, He shall! praise You, as I do this day, the father shall make known Your truth to Your children.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “when we call,” then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ O Lord, hear,”

Our God, and tho God of our fathers! Let not all the trouble seem little before You that has come upon Your nation, from the days of yore, without balm and remedy and care, robbers despoiled them by oppression and extortion. My iniquities are great, and You did punish me in proportion. I returned evil for good, and You did requite me according to my due. By the multitude of my sins, I have become like sinful Sodom; my dwelling is destroyed, and I am exiled from the hallowed land. Lo, I am forsaken, cast off, abominated, and hated, my oppressors scornfully say to me, “ You filthy and polluted one!” My soul is far removed from peace and is wary of its labor, and my tears are my nourishment. I remember the days of yore, when I was singled out by Your love, adorned with a wreath as a bride, but under the canopy of my bridal joy, I revelled immoderately, profaned my crown like an adulteress that is polluted; yet He purified me in his love, and appointed me to be his spouse; but again I committed myself, and scorned the words of the prophet. Thus I was snared again, was taken in the day of calamity, and was wearied by a succession of misfortunes. Then I longed for my first spouse, and my soul thirsted for him, since I was happy then, I pined for his love, and desired to be hidden under his wings; in him I will hope, though He slay me in prison. What profit is there in my blood, if I am to be destroyed; who like me acknowledges Your unity with affection and reverence!

God, who is terrible and dreadful in judgment; my soul worshipped You; accept I beseech You the freewill offerings of my mouth as a burnt offering; let my fervent prayer appear before You, and be acceptable; regard the diminution of my blood, like the sprinkled blood of the sacrifices, and the decline of my strength like the fat of the victim ; answer me, be gracious unto me, You who dwells on high in glory. Pour out Your wrath over Your enemies with zeal; who can compare their idols to the supreme God. They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and drowned me in mire and dirty waters; have made me eat their disgusting food in order to contaminate me. My princes were strangled for their adherence to their faith; my worthies and honored ones dragged in the mire: alas, my spirit fainteth when I see the inestimable law torn and consumed by fire. The joy of my heart has ceased, and I have become contrite; I am bowed down and troubled, and torn by the lion’s brood. My heart shaketh and trembleth, I stray like a lost sheep from corner to comer. With great grief, and with the anguish of a dejected spirit, Your weary people cry and wail to You; can You refrain Your anger over heathens, who worship stars and planets, to strike them with Your lightning, and to display Your power? Steep Your arrows, and Your sharp sword in their blood; let vultures be fed upon their fat and their flesh, and the vengeance which is written of them may shortly reach them; but let Your people be raised above all other nations, in order to make known to all that they bore the yoke of the eternally living God, that their mighty Redeemer bore them on his wings, and that He will bring them to his holy habitation with everlasting joy, there to satisfy it with the possession of every blessing.

Say “Omnipotent King” “And the Eternal passed,” Wherever the words (Help us, ), occur at the end of the verses, repeat from “ Help us,” till “ we rest on You.”

Be gracious to us, Lord, be gracious; answer us, Lord, answer us; help us, God of our salvation, for we rest on You. (Help us.) In battle, some trust in their chiefs, and some in their horses, but we will venture in Your holy name; You, who dwellest in heaven, will appear to save us. (Help us.) Some glory in their legions, and some in their pomp, but we will prevail by the aid of him who is mighty in salvation, and helps abundantly those who are powerless. (Help us.) Some trust in their shields, and some in their bucklers; but raise Your word as our protection, it is a refuge to us from the blast of the terrible ones. (Help us.) Some trust in their neighing, stamping chargers, and some in their dazzling swords and sheltering cloaks; but we trust in him who covers himself with light as with a garment, who contemptuously spurneth their highest leaders. (Help us, ) Some trust in their close armor, and some in their serried ranks; but we arm ourselves with confidence in the protector of those who trust in him, and who humble the pride of the haughty. (Help us, ) Some trust in their noisy horns and some in their loud war cries, but we trust in him whose voice stills the noise of the waters, and rend and dash to pieces dry rocks. (Help us.) Some trust in their stratagems, some in their battle array, but we in the Incomparable, who raiseth the disheartened, and maketh them tread upon the high places of their adversaries. (Help us.) Some trust in their victories, and some in their murderous weapons; but we spread our hands in the name of the Strength of Israel, and every anxiety, and fear, and despondency, vanishes. (Be gracious.)

View Original Siddur, by:  Aharon N. Varady (transcription) and David Asher. Changes made 12.18.2019 . Creative Commons Zero (CC 0) Universal license .

2. Penitential Prayers Before Rosh Hoshana – Repentance for Everything – Seder Seliḥot

PROPITIATORY PRAYERS FOR THE DAY BEFORE NEW YEAR. 

Say from ” Happy are they,” till “ for it is great,” after which say the following —

O Lord God of Hosts, adored by higher beings, You said, Return, You refractory children, come before Me with praise and thanksgiving, seek you My countenance with tears and fervent supplications: though mere lip service remains, unanswered, yet to the truly penitent the gates of mercy are open. Your word is settled for all times, Your kind ways are forever invariable.

Lo, we come to You like the poor and needy, You are righteous, and we are iniquitous. To You, we return abashed, and at Your gates, we coo like doves. Remember us, to grant us a happy life, cleanse our stains, and whiten them. Blot out the sins of our youth like clouds, renew our days as the days of yore. Remove the pollution, and extirpate wickedness, sprinkle us with purifying water. We know our wickedness; we are refractory and treacherous, and our stubbornness is as that of strong oak. Like a vineyard, we were planted, but our flowers are faded, nettles and thorns have covered the face thereof; accustomed to evil-doing, clinging to idols, taking bribes, and following after rewards. We have quickly profaned the wedding canopy, since then we have been constantly retrograding, not progressing. The sacrifices of the fat rams have passed away, gone is the fragrance of the incense, the captain of fifty, the counselor, and the honorable man, the ruler, the anointed priest, the Levites, and Aaronites. Look on our condition, how reduced and destitute we are, grieved in spirit, and bitter as wormwood. We seek You in distress and pour forth our prayers; the fear of Your judgment alarms us. Cause the branch of righteousness to grow up unto the faithful, command the former iniquities to be removed. Let the voice of him who calls cause contention to cease, hush the accuser, and bid the traducer be silent. Let our humble spirit, our contrite and broken hearts, be as acceptable to You as the fat of sacrifices. Perform unto the children the oath You did swear to the fathers; hear in Your holy habitation the supplications of Your worshippers. Strengthen their hearts in the fear of You, You will cause Your ear to bear their fervent prayer. Raise up again Your people from destruction; let Your former mercy quickly anticipate us. Let Your favorites who hope for Your mercy, and rest in Your compassion, go forth acquitted.

For we confide in Your abundant mercies, and we lean upon Your righteousness; we look to Your forgiveness and hope in Your salvation. You are the King, whoever loves righteousness, who remittest the iniquities of Your people and removes the sin of those who revere You. You did make a covenant with the ancient patriarchs, and You performest Your oath to their posterity. You are he who descended on Mount Sinai, in Your cloud of glory, and You showed Your ways of goodness unto Your servant Moses. The attributes of Your mercy You reveal unto him, and You did make him know that You are omnipotent, gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in beneficence; diffusing good abundantly. You still guide the whole world with Your attribute of mercy; for thus it is written, “ And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before You, and will proclaim the name of the Eternal before You; I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and show mercy to whom I will show mercy”

0 Omnipotent! You are long-suffering and are called the Lord of mercy, and therefore You taught us the way of repentance; 0 remember the greatness of Your mercy and kindness to the offspring of Your beloved, on this, and every day. 0 regard us with mercy, for You are the Lord of compassion. With prayer and supplication, we approach Your presence, as You did make known of old to Moses the meek. 0 turn from Your fierce anger, as it is written in Your law. 0 may we be shielded and lodged in the shadow of Your wings, as on the day when You, 0 Eternal, descended in a cloud. 0 pass by our transgression, and blot out our guilt, as on the day when You did stand there with Moses, on Mount Sinai. 0 hearken to our cry, and accept our prayer, as on the day when You did proclaim the name Eternal! and there it is said, “And the Eternal passed by before him (Moses) and proclaimed: The Eternal is the immutable Eternal Being; an Omnipotent God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in beneficence and truth; keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and acquitting. Pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your heritage.

Forgive us, 0 our Father! for we have sinned: pardon us, 0 our King! for we have transgressed. For You, 0 Lord! are good, and ready to pardon, and of abundant mercy unto all those who call on You.”

Our voice shall You hear in the morning, O Lord ! in the morning we will direct our prayer unto You and will look up. And You, 0 Lord, are a shield for us, our glory and the lifter up of our heads. You, O Lord, remain forever; Your throne from generation to generation. He loves righteousness and judgment, the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Your mercy is great, 0 Lord, quicken me according to Your judgment. Enter not into judgment with us, for in Your sight shall no living man be justified.

Like a father has compassion on his children, so have compassion on us, 0 Lord! Salvation belongs to the Eternal! Your blessing be upon Your people. Forever! The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge. Forever! 0 Lord of Hosts! Happy is the man that trusts in You. Save us, 0 Eternal! Let the King hear us when we call.

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to this people from Egypt even until now: And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to Your word.”

0 my God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. 0 Lord! hear, 0 Lord! pardon, O Lord! be graciously attentive and grant our request: delay not for Your own sake, 0 my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

O Lord, when on the appointed day You come to judge the world with justice and power, I step before You with dread to propitiate You, and to extol You; I do not rest on my deeds, but on Your mercy; O Lord, act kindly towards me for Your name’s sake. The faithful, so mighty in intercession, are cut off; also those who set up fences, and stood in the breach, who forcibly brought their petition before him who dwells in the high heavens; the godly man has perished out of the earth. Behold, I am unworthy, what shall I answer You? Behold I am small and without works to show; and how then, can I
hope, being so full of vice, that the words of my mouth shall be accepted? I am afraid, and dare not show you my wishes; my wickedness and rebellious disobedience render me timid. Gracious One, have mercy on me when I confess my sins, and forsake them; hear the voice of my supplication when I cry to You. I have erred, but here I return penitently to do Your will. You who are of pure eyes, esteem me as one perfect before You. 0 God, deal generously with me, so that I may know I have found grace in Your sight. Let Your power, I beseech You, be great, and be gratified with my prayer as with the prayer of an old man, who is fluent and eloquent of speech; look down from heaven, and behold my broken and contrite heart.

Turn again our captivity, 0 Lord, as the streams in the south. Return, 0 Lord, deliver our souls to save us for Your mercy’s sake. Seek the Lord, while he may be found, call upon him, while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Our God and the God of our fathers! We beseech You, stir up Your old love with which You did love the numberless congregation, designated by all endearing terms; for my brethren and companion’s sake, I pray for it, still let me say a word. Even when You did ascend the high hill to impart to them the ancient treasure for a delight; You did liken them to a kingdom of priests and a holy nation, and did call them, “ My son,” and they said, “ He is my friend, my King, and my Lord.” You did cause the goodly heritage to inherit the pleasant portion, where they were in close proximity to Your glory; and now strangers and evil-doers have driven them away, and Your friends dwell in a land which belongs not to them. Remember, and forget not, hold not Your peace, and be not still, 0 God, when Edom and Ishmael design to cut me off. Gracious One, You knowest all these travails, thus says Your friend Israel. The robbers have forged lies against me and plundered me, the oppressors forced me to exchange the unclean for the clean; daily Your servants are beaten, and the voice of Your friend’s blood is crying. They have dug a pit as a snare, my soul faints and longes to seek Your help. O may You appear at my door, to be my salvation, saying, my friends I am seeking. From the New Year’s day, when You take Your seat on Your glorious throne and look down to examine both the hearts of those who serve You, and of those who rebel against You, exact the debt from all the faithless, and let Your hand release what Your friend owes You. At the time when the books of fate are read to the creatures of Your world, decreeing life or death to the rich and poor, 0 most High, in whose temple dwell grace and favor, be surety for Your servant for good, so that Your friend may live with You. Turn to me, be gracious, to me, and raise me on high; let those who provoke You perish in wretchedness and in poverty, but when You deal out to each his appointed supplies for his support, do not shut Your hand from Your poor friend. I rose at dawn to pray to You, 0 my Creator; let Your tender mercy prevent me, and forgive my transgression and misdeeds; let Your mercy be extended to me as one who comforts affliction. O that You are as my friend! Turn to the supplication of the wrenched and their cry, their soul and spirit is full of troubles; cast into the depths of the sea all their sins ; 0 we pray, forgive now the trespass of Your friends and their sin. I rejoice at the word of Your promise, by which You did encourage me through Your faithful messengers; when will You bare Your mighty arm? Go now, I pray You, see whether it be well with Your friends. You are of old the hope of Israel, and the sword of their excellence; 0 living God, raise even now their height, strengthen their arm, and dwell among them, and look how Your friends fare, and their pledge.

0 deal not with us according to our sins, requite us not according to our iniquities. For our backslidings are many, we have sinned against You. Purge us with hyssop, and we shall be clean; wash us, and we shall be whiter than snow. Be not wroth very sore, 0 Lord, neither remember iniquity forever; behold, see, we beseech You, we are all Your people.

My eye pours out tears unto God, I cry unto him, and he said, Lo, here I am, give ear unto my words when I supplicate, answer me, 0 Lord, answer me. When You weigh my actions in the balance, You shall find I have but a small share and pleasure in Your commandments, and if You determine my lot according to my works, I am afraid, because I am bare of good deeds. Drive away, and consume sin and rebellion; pour forth Your healing balm out of Your box, and let my righteousness plead for me with my Creator, on the morrow when You come to fix my reward. Cleanse my stains, and whiten my red sin, consider that our origin is dust, and repay us not according to our deeds, for the wickedness of man is great. In what way can the soul that sinneth be ransomed Riches profit not, nor great ransom when You raise a witness, ready to depose, how within and without we are stained with guilt. How can anyone deny what he himself has set down, his own perverse actions, and all that has happened; and how can he imagine no one has perceived them when the plague-spot is visible on the walls? The pure beings who attend and guard Your people wherever they go, no, even his own conscience, all testify against him, be he rich or poor when he stands before the King. I tremble, for nothing is hidden from him who knoweth what are his inward thoughts, and when he is on his couch, he shall reckon with him that bought him. Before Your feet dash against the dark grave, cleanse Yourself from all iniquity; for no creatures can save You when the ruler says: Come and let us reckon. Four periods he has fixed and appointed, on which he judges the remnant of Israel; and if they have trespassed against You, have respect unto the covenant, and do not stand in the crossway to cut off.

For when on the appointed day He comes to determine every man’s fate, all, whether poor or rich, will have to pass in judgment before him. Appoint an advocate for Your people, and at the time when all mankind are summoned, and, like a flock of sheep, have to pass muster, let Israel’s cause be first called; save them from perdition, assure them of happiness, and judge the nations each by itself, lest there should be an intermixture. Illustrious one, who can be compared to You. In the ordinary course of things, a broken vessel is not used, but You despise not a contrite and broken heart: is anything too wonderful for the Lord? Hew down the stumbling block, so that the path may become even; turn away the hidden monster, for this enemy heedeth not our damage: come on, let us deal wisely with him, lest he become too mighty. All his life man serves two masters, doing the will of his Maker, and following his own inclination; well for him if at all times he clings to his Creator, for then he is a servant free from his master. He who in time prepares his meals works for this world, and enjoys in that to come; but he who does not begin his work until Sabbath, what availeth it. That which is crooked cannot be made straight! Hence we hasten to pray to You even before the day of judgment, and You will attend; fasting coupled with genuine repentance will turn away Your wrath, but it will not suffice to be as the dog who returneth to his vomit, and to say, I will sin again and then repent. Rise You, who sleep in the cave of Machpelah to strengthen me, for I am vile, and can show no good deeds; intercede You therefore for me, with God, and give a reward for me of your substance. Stir up Your mercy to grant strength to those that have no might, though they have been forgotten these many years; open the gates of tears to Your favorite plants, who come before You with weeping and supplication. Almighty One, through our rebellion we are reckoned as strangers, we return unto You, O compassionate be as a father has compassion on his son. Remember You have called us children, and we all have one father, why should the name of our father be done away? I have no offerings, to present; let therefore my prayer and supplication take its place; accept the present that goes before me, and let this person know that You are the Lord. He taught and ordained repentance from the beginning; God designed it for good, and so we hasten to return to You; turn unto us, 0 Lord, unto You we shall be turned. Your friends cry and pray to You in their distress; let their voice be heard on high in his dwelling, may his mercy be moved for the sake of the three patriarchs, and God Almighty give you mercy.

0 Lord God, destroy not Your people, and Your inheritance, which You have redeemed through Your greatness, which You have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. How can man be justified with God, and how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

0 Lord! when You judge man, who is but a worm, remember in Your wrath Your graciousness and compassion. When You arrangest judgment, to rebuke the guilty, be favorable to, and justify the simple and erring. Render kindness and mercy to the undeserving: extend not judgment to ring out its dregs. When they who are poor in works and destitute of rectitude, call on You, be You found by them. Behold we have come in Your presence with our great trespass, and we are ashamed to supplicate You. Can man be more righteous than God, can man be more pure than his Maker? Presumption is hidden in him; vanity is within him; he is full of iniquity and abundant transgression. He must at last render an account in judgment to the King of kings. The record of his sins is engraved by his own hand, to his face will it testify of his wickedness. The beam from the timber shows and declares it, and the stone from the wall says aloud. His face will be put to shame when he is judged; he is counted as naught when he stands in Your presence. We beseech You to be favorable to the work of Your hands; behold our humiliation, and preserve us from destruction. Let Your servants find grace this day, purify them, desire their adherence to You as of old; O make the sins of Israel “ the lily,” as white as wool and snow.

What is man that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman that he should be righteous? What is man that, You should visit him every morning, and try him every moment! 0 Lord, rebuke me not in Your anger! neither chasten me in Your hot displeasure. You open Your eyes upon such a one too and then brings us into judgment with You.

0 Lord! when You visit man every morning, wring not the extension of judgment to the dregs. If You shouldest contend with body and soul, they would be cast down, and not be able to rise. Can man be purified in judgment, if he is not possessed of good deeds to justify him? The extension of the semen, whence he has been conceived, is a fetid moisture, and which is hidden with him, and lieth in wait to ensnare him from the time that he is born. He is hidden, and lurketh as a snare to his feet, he enticeth him daily, to cause him to fall into the pit. There is no power or might in the body to rise up or stand against him. From the time that he has attained the years of discretion, he procures his bread at the peril of his life. All his life he is satiated with vexation and sorrow; he is not at rest until he returns to the dust. 0 Lord, have regard to the sorrowing soul; look at the broken-hearted. You are near to those who are afar off; You desirest the repentance of the wicked. 0 Almighty! be found of those who seek You; say unto those who desire You, “ Lo; here I am.” May those who call on Your name hear the glad tidings, “ I have pardoned, justify in judgment the people who proclaim Your unity. Dumbfound the filthy one (Satan) that he may not cause our condemnation; be wroth with the accuser, that he may not accuse us. Raise up for us an upright advocate; and cause the backsliders to hear the expression, I have found a ransom. We have cast our burden upon You; we, therefore, beseech You to sustain us. 0 be entreated of us by our prayer; fulfill our request and desire with mercy. In You we place our confidence; hasten and prepare Your mercy for us. O You who are strong and mighty, we have not forgotten Your name; we beseech You not to forget us.

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What shall we say in Your presence, 0 You, who dwells on high? What shall we declare unto You, who resides above the skies? What shall we say, what shall we speak, how shall we clear ourselves? Behold he puts no trust in his servants, and his angels are charged with folly.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “when we call,” then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ 0 Lord, hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers! 0 do not cause the children of Your faithful nation to perish through the full rigor of justice and its consequent violent destruction. Discard the thought of contending with them, look to their affliction, and cast them not off. You were pleased to appoint them to be Your people ; 0 cast them not off on account of their transgression. Account their presumptuous sins as simple errors; “ withhold from presumptuous sins,” the souls of those that long for You. Cleanse their pollution, that they may attain to purity and sink their weighty trespass in the deep. Make not a full and decisive end of them, but snatch Your people from the impending ruin decreed against them. At this season, when You sit to judge us in rectitude, rebuke the adversary, that he accuse us not. When the book of record is unrolled in Your presence, let not the retribution of their iniquity, encompass the people who are scattered among the nations. Temper the decree of rigorous justice, and purify them, as nitre does the dross, and hasten to remove her alloy. Man, who is curdled as cheese, and melted as wax, would be overwhelmed in a moment if You should lay Your judgment upon him. Render therefore unto him according to Your beneficence, and not according to his deserts; incline the balance to reward him, and not to destroy him. Put forth Your hand to receive him; have mercy upon him, that he may not go down to the pit of destruction.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “And the Eternal passed,”

Remember we beseech You that You have made us as the clay, and will You bring us into dust again? We know that we are destitute of good works, yet for the sake of Your holy name, act charitably with us. Arise for our help, and redeem us for Your mercy’s sake.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,till “when we call,” then say the verses “For we do not presume,” and “0 Lord, hear,”

Our God and the God of our fathers. In You the poor finds a defense and a refuge in his trouble. You hide sins, and abhor wickedness; You judge favorably and search for righteousness. Everything appears clear and intelligible before You, but You desire not to notice iniquity. Of this, we are fully acquainted and know that this is Your way. Behold we have come to take refuge in Your shadow; 0 You who are beneficent even gratuitously, extend to us the right hand of support that is spread at the door. When the poor knocketh for mercy, let Your response be “ take the good.” It is the praise of Your attribute, that those who approach You destitute and empty, You cause to return full. O support the fallen, despise not the affliction of the poor, but accept his prayer. With Your beneficence blot out the record of our guilt, command the recorder to write an acquittance. Let the mild voice of clemency avert the rigorous decree; may it be your will, 0 Creator! to subdue the evil imagination. Repress the bad inclination of our heart that we may cast away sin, and be benefited by repentance. Remove evil from us: cause impurity to pass away, and give us a pure heart, that we may walk in Your statutes.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

Be not wroth very sore, 0 Lord, neither remember iniquity forever; behold, see, we beseech You, we are all Your people. Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. For our souls are full of troubles, and our lives draw nigh unto the grave. Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or Your faithfulness in destruction?

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “ when we call,” then say the verses ** For we do not presume and “ 0 Lord hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers consume the seductive, foolish inclination, which excited man to sin, fling it away, so that it may mislead us no more. Banish the impure desire which pollutes the innocent, and blot it out from our hearts and meditations. Annihilate the memory of the deceiver of the honest, who lures them on to crooked paths, lest idolatrous worship be paid to him. Destroy the vermin that lurk at the gate of the heart, strangle it, so that a new heart may be formed within us. Banish the unclean, the venomous, that seduced us to sin, drive him away, lest we incur punishment; seize the churl whose instruments are evil, bind him, lest the house of the evildoers rise again. Overthrow him who is delicately brought up, and domineered over us in the end; let Your flame consume him so that no remnant be left of him. Remove the noxious leaven, which spoileth the dough, and maketh it moldy, render it innoxious, so that sin may not stand. Gather the intriguer, who leads us astray, and ensnares us; break his neck, so that he cease to have dominion over anyone. Blunt the grieving thorn, and pricking brier; uproot it, lest it spoil the vineyard. Pour out the water of purification to remove our guilt, purge us with hyssop, and wash us clean. Let the red sin be whitened, and we shall be saved everlastingly; justify us in Your mercy, and let our honor be Your delight. Bare Your powerful arm, and restore us to our former condition.

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For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good and sins not. Man that is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble. You open Your eyes upon such a one too, and You bring us into judgment with You.

Sag from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “ when we call” then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ 0 Lord, hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers. How can man who daily awaits death, justify himself? What can a creature say, who is led to the grave? His body falls into the pit, the abode of gloom and darkness; his conception is naught but vanity, he is like the beast that perishes. Are not his days but few and evil, and all his works iniquities and transgressions? But if he understands with his heart, and turns and hearkens to the voice of the Lord, he will heal him. If he acts with purity and rectitude, he will through them, find shelter and refuge. His life is accounted as naught, for his end is to return to dust. It had been better for him that he had never been created, than to be created for a day of trouble and wrath. His days are consumed in affliction and shame, and his end is to give an account in judgment. He is like a slave, who longs for shelter; yet from the power of the grave he cannot be delivered. Wherefore came he forth from the womb, since he is preserved for strife and contention? What will the abundance of his riches avail him, when his eye is darkened in the day of wrath? His soul will depart from him ; in the hour of death, he will be exceedingly terrified. Storms and whirlwinds terrify him, the pangs of death encompass him. Naked he came forth from his mothers womb, and naked will he return to his eternal home. Suddenly he will be caught in the evil snare, and there will be none to redeem him. He will inherit trouble and the shadow of death, and will be separated from his house and his riches. His end draweth nigh, and his hope is destroyed ; his light is quenched, and his memory is lost. The worm will inherit him, the insect will have power over him. He who hears this will weep, and be sorrowful; with weeping and supplication, he will roar as a lion. Let him multiply prayer and charity, and peradventure he will be preserved from severe chastisements.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” ” And the Eternal passed,”

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker? The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works. The Lord is gracious and righteous, our God is merciful. Behold he puts no trust in his servants, and his angels are charged with folly. We are conscious that we have sinned, and that no one can defend us: 0 let Your great name support us in time of trouble.

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0 Lord ! if the sentence of judgment should be inflicted with exactness; if the work of man should be searched and scrutinized! no man should be justified before You. The heavenly hosts incur disgrace. Lo! You attribute folly to Your angels; much more to man, who drinketh iniquity as water. We have neither merit nor righteousness; sin and wickedness has consumed us. 0 You who are good, enter not into judgment with us: have compassion on us; regard us according to Your tender mercy; but not according to our evil deeds. Our back-slidings are too abundant to be numbered, there are no offerings for a sweet savor; O grant forgiveness for iniquities. We depend not on our righteousness, being polluted with transgression and iniquity: we arrange supplications, that we may experience Your righteousness. Extend not the strict line of judgment because of our ways; for our end is to be food for the worm and insect, and our years are falsehood and vanity. O turn, and repent You of this evil; this is Your way, to show mercy, even to those who do not deserve it; in Your abundant mercy, have mercy on us. Your attributes You did make known to the meek (Moses,) to teach them to us; You did acquaint him with the arrangement of the thirteen attributes; and did assure him, that they should never be ineffectual. With them we have arranged our supplication before You; accept the cry of those who supplicate You, and dismiss us not empty from Your presence.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

Though our iniquities testify against us. 0 Lord, yet act kindly for the sake of Your name. 0 God! if You will mark our iniquities: who is it, 0 Lord, that can stand? For with the Lord, there is mercy, and with him, there is abundant redemption. For with You is pardon, therefore shalt You be revered. Look upon our affliction and our pain, and forgive all our sins.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion ,” till “ when we call“, then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ 0 Lord, hear,”

Our God, and the God of our fathers!

I am stupefied by my great sorrow, for on the day that my sins are visited, what shall I plead before my Lord? am weak and mute when I remember how guilty I have been, l am ashamed and even confounded. My days are consumed in vanity; because of the shame of my youth, there is no peace within me. I am burnt with fever, now that the record of my debts is unfolded, and the creditor comes to exact payment. I dwell in darkness, and my soul considereth not that I am only a stranger and a sojourner here. Woe unto me when my day cometh, then shall I awake from my dream, and return to the place whence I came. What answer shall I return to him who sent me here, when I am reproached with my great sins and transgressions? The pride of my heart has deceived me, and for the iniquity which I wearied myself to commit, he has called me from the womb. The fool imagineth in his heart, he is like a tree planted by the brook, while he is being carried to the grave. A vain delusion deceives him, which melts away on his pilgrimage, and turns this way and that way. He is cast into the grave like a dumb stone, and carry naught of all he has with him into the cold grave. His strength did not support him at the time when his soul animated him, how much less when the vital spark is consumed. My sensuality ensnared me, thus says my soul, when I still walked the earth. Hence my soul is desolate, and like a man lying in disgrace, I must return home naked. I suffer from my error, and within my heart I say I have sinned; I have not desired that which is right, and I have clung to the imagination of my heart. What avails my crying now? Suffer my soul, the punishment of Your guilt, behold Your sin opposite You, and bear You now Your confusion. When I am thus sorry for my sin, my thoughts reply to me, resign Yourself to the decree of God. Turn to me from Your dwelling-place, and open Your gates unto me, for there is none besides You. My rock, defend me, and redeem me from my sin, and teach me Your law. Hear my voice according to Your mercy, on the day I stand before You, put not Your servant away in anger. Look upon my affliction, and answer me; lo, here I am in Your hand, and You, 0 Lord, be gracious unto me. Send Your truth and Your mercy to me, Your servant, and to the people who cry unto You. Forgive our guilt, and remember not the sins of our youth, for our days are but a shadow.

Say “ Omnipotent KingAnd the Eternal passed,”

The Lord reigns, the Lord has reigned, the Lord shall reign forevermore. The Lord is King forever and ever: the heathen perish out of his land. Lift up your heads, O You gates; even lift them up, You everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and he is the governor among the nations.

Say from “ Like a father has compassion,” till “when we call,” then say the verses “For we do not presume,” and “ 0 Lord, hear,”

One King shall all the nations have, and he shall set up my standard; to him who renders my habitation peaceful and removes my oppressors to mildness, I will confess my sin, and say, Where is my God and Maker? so that I may tell of my deeds to the king. The King will call his people Israel to account, therefore I hasten to fly for refuge to the Almighty; I and my family will fast and pray, and so I will go in unto the King Our King is greater than all the gods and is the Creator of heaven and earth; the angel of the Lord encamped round about them that fear him. Angels of mercy, entreat You him who once appeared in the thornbush, pray You, O chamberlains, who serve, in the presence of the King. 0 King, let nothing fall of all that You have spoken, to repair the breaches of the house, and to fence Your vineyard; gather cut the stones thereof, strengthen the advocate, and silence the informer, lest he do damage, for the enemy could not countervail the damage of the king! O King, may it please You to forgive our iniquities; rebuke the accuser, and let destruction and desolation come upon him, and let him withdraw abashed and terrified when he sees that there is evil determined against him by the King! The King’s decree is recorded according to law on the day when he judgeth nations—the righteous as well as the sinner and the guilty; and now the scribes of the King are convened. 0 write You for the Jews as it pleases you in the name of the King. 0 King, put to shame the brilliant sun service, and let the worshippers of Nebo be put to shame; and let every man cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall return unto Zion, and when the everlasting gate shall open to admit the King. 0 omniscient King! scatter the wicked and the brutish person, punish them according to their deserts, and rebuke them, cast out the scorner that contention may cease, and he open not his mouth, for none might enter into the King’s gate. 0 kind King! a royal commandment goes forth from him, which is well established, saying, I will keep the feet of my children, and I will not put them in the stocks on the day which is prepared to decide thereon who shall prosper, and who shall fail, for so the King has appointed. The King sits on the throne of judgment, and joins small and great, and discerns between him who is truly penitent and him who only pretends to be so, avenge the offended on the offender, in the seventh month show Yourself benevolent to us, 0 King. King of all the earth, the God who answered me in the day of my distress, and who was with me wherever I went, shall furthermore surround me, to save and gladden me. provided I find favor in the eyes of the King. O King, grant superior honor to Your servants, let their life be precious in Your sight who are their King and God; may the whole of Israel, man and woman, soon come to appear before the King. 0 King, whose servants seek his countenance with fasting, they of whom be said, Whoever touches them touches the apple of my eye; and lo, now say to those who oppress them, Perverse one, wherefore you transgress the commandment of the King? O, venerable King! how long will You let the children of Zarah and Pharez, Tamar’s twins, pine in prison. Restore their kingdom, and uproot Amalek, even as it is set down in Holy Writ because he has not performed the commandment of the King. 0 King, let his princes and servants compass him in his palace, let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, and dwell alone ; feed Your people with Your rod, lead me into a wealthy place, My Lord and King! O King, the eyes of all Israel are upon You, that You shalt gather my scattered multitude and shall not be condemned to slavery, yet reinstate in the gates of Jerusalem’ my elders and judges; then my priests and rulers shall worship You together, and the Lord shall be King, 0 King, my eyes wait to behold the magnificence of the House of the Lord, and the whole people together shall magnify his name; then shall our mouth be filled with laughter, and all shall joyfully sing and say, There is in Jeshurun a king. O King, how long shall my enemies exult? O God! they are great and prosper, and have destroyed the holy temple; behold they say, we have the power, but as for me, I have not been called to come unto the King. O, King! arise in Your anger to consume, as it is said, those who eat the abominated animals. In the noise of battle, he shall prevail against his enemies, for such is the decree of the King. Great King, remove from us the heart of stone, whiten our sins like snow and wool, that we may cleave to You with fervent love; give the King Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the son of the King. 0 King, who faithfully judges the poor, You see that the pride of our spirit is broken this day; but a broken and a contrite heart You will not despise ; 0 deposit our works in the treasury of the King. 0 King, give Your righteousness to Israel, whom You love as a father loves his son; do not despise it, but turn unto the prayer of the destitute, and to all the servants of the King, who are at the gate of the King. 0 King, I have come to entreat You to inscribe me to a happy life, and to bless me with the abundance of Your house; let all nations hope in the name of the Almighty, and let them go up every year to worship the King.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

They continue this day according to Your ordinances: for all are Your servants. And he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with equity. Let our sentence come forth from Your presence; let Your eyes behold the things that are equal.

When the Judges sit at the gates. The thirteen attributes which were repeated graciously; with every one of these attributes now arranged, will I supplicate the presence of my King with supplication, to search for the merit of those (Israel) who were surnamed, and called the rose. O deliver them from all evil, in this year. Although their trespass be so great as to reach to the heavens, and the stars; yet, with the arrangement of every attribute will I seek for mercy for them, to avert from them what is written, “ I said I would drive them into one corner; wherefore should the nations say, where now is their God! Though their iniquities be grievous and innumerable, yet, with the arrangement of every attribute, I beseech You, O Lord! to cast them away, and conceal them; and with forcible words do I supplicate You, to avert from them what is written, I will hide my face; wherefore do You stand afar off? O, Lord? why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble? Though they have acted perversely with a brazen face, in the presence of their heavenly King, yet, with the arrangement of every attribute, I will now open my mouth, to supplicate him; and You, my soul, pour out Your heart like water in the presence of him who is white and ruddy, saying, 0 God! wherefore have You cast us out forever? Though their foolish proud heart has induced them to commit presumptuous sins; yet with the arrangement of every attribute, I beseech You, 0 Lord, to deliver them from violence; come, hasten, and lift up the voice, saying, wherefore shall I go in mourning, in oppression? Though they have framed falsehood by their speech against You, yet, with the arrangement of every attribute, I beseech You to remember the love of those who delight in You, and suffer Your tender mercy to be moved towards the residue of Your people; wherefore, 0 Lord, shall Your anger be kindled against Your people? Though they would not hearken, so as to pervert their path, yet with the arrangement of every attribute, will I now arrange my silent prayer for my people, and pour out my heart and soul in the presence of my Maker and former; saying, wherefore have You broke down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way, pluck her? Though by the abundant transgression they have rebelled against my Rock, my King, and Sanctifier, yet, with the arrangement of every attribute, shall my soul now seek pleasantness for them; and with my prayer will I address him who is most high, holy, and tremendous, saying, Wherefore, O Lord! will You cast off my soul Though for the abundant good they have enjoyed for a length of time, are they become as a backsliding heifer, yet, with the arrangement of every attribute, will I now lift up my eyes to heaven, and open my mouth for my people who are the fewest of all people; saying, wherefore will You forget us forever, and forsake us for so long a time Though our transgressions are abundant, so as to form an exceedingly great heap, yet with the arrangement of every attribute, will I now twitter with my voice, wonderfully: wherefore then do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Though they have perverted their actions, being proud and wicked, yet with the arrangement of every attribute, my heart is now inditing to save them; arise, cry aloud in the night to God, the Saviour! saying, Wherefore should You be as a man astonished, as a mighty warrior that cannot save But, if verily, all have turned to supplicate You with their heart and soul, then with the arrangement of every attribute, I beseech You consent to pardon them; grant it, O Lord! for Your own sake, forgive and pardon Your congregation; turn unto us, for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your inheritance.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” The Ark is opened, say “ And the Eternal passed,”

Enter not into judgment with us; for in Your presence no man living can be justified. Righteousness and justice are the basis of Your throne; mercy and truth precede Your presence. Let our sentence come forth from Your presence; let Your eyes behold our rectitude. And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he will minister justice to the people with rectitude. Your tender mercies are abundant, O Lord! revive us according to Your judgment. Exalt Yourself, O You, judge of the earth, render a reward to the proud. For the Lord is our Judge; the Lord is our Lawgiver; the Lord is our King! he will save us! Far be it from You to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, far be it from You. “ Shall not the judge of all the earth do justice?”

Wherever the words (The burnt-offering), occur at the end of the verses, repeat, “ The burnt-offering,” till “ offered every morning.”

O Supreme Judge of the whole earth, You arraign in judgment; O grant life and favor to an afflicted nation; accept their morning prayer, as a substitute for the continual holocaust for The burnt offering of the morning which is a continual burnt-offering offered every morning. O You Who are invested and (as it were) enwrapped with righteousness; You who alone are all perfect! though we are destitute of meritorious works, remember in our favor the virtues of the patriarchs, who sleep in Hebron, and may their merits ascend as a grateful memorial before You, 0 Lord. (The burnt-offering,) O You whoever inclines to mercy, and to favor mankind with life; incline towards Your people with mercy; deal kindly with them, and grant them life. Inscribe them for life, and let that token be permanently impressed on their forehead. (The burnt-offering.) Favor, 0 Lord, Zion, my holy city; grant power and renown in Your house, to my holy priests; and adorn the Son of Jesse with refulgent splendor, that his light may shine forth continually. (The burnt-offering,) Be You of good courage, O my people, and fortify your hearts in God and his omnipotence; if You observe his testimonies, he will pardon your sins, and will remember mercy in his anger. Seek You the Lord, and his protection; solicit his countenance continually. (0 Supreme Judge,”.)

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “And the Eternal passed,” then close the Ark.

Do good in Your good pleasure unto Zion; build You the walls of Jerusalem. Then shall You be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-offerings and whole burnt-offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon Your altar. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, 0 God, You will not despise. And in Your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because You have obeyed my voice.

Say from “Like a father has compassion ,” until “when we call,” then say the verses “ For we do not presume,” and “ 0 Lord, hear,”

“Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of these people, according to the greatness of Your beneficence, and as You have been indulgent to these people from Egypt even until now: (as it is said), And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.”

0 my God! incline Your ear and hear, open Your eyes and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness, but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. O Lord! hear: O Lord! pardon: 0 Lord! be graciously attentive, and grant our request, delay not for Your own sake, 0 my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Our God and the God of our fathers! Yonder on Mount Moriah the tame dove, resigned himself cheerfully when the resolute one offered him for a burnt offering; to try him the High One said, Take now this lad as an offering unto the Lord. After the manner in which the basket is set down before me, take your son, and present him to me as an offering; I have chosen him, so rise and anoint him with the holy anointing oil. When the pure one heard it he did not grieve; the pleasure of his Creator was his own delight, and both Abraham and Isaac bowed down and worshipped the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Abraham prepared the wood and was ready to kindle the flame, and his only son, the tender one, longingly and wonderingly, asked, Where is the lamb, which is to be offered on the holy altar, God will provide himself a lamb, Abraham replied, to comfort the soul of the mother, once barren, but now rejoicing; he who knows hidden thoughts will listen to Your prayer, my son, and send You help from the sanctuary. Come now, my father, and bind me, lest I should be afraid of the slaughtering knife; bind me fast, lest I profane the sacrifice and desecrate that which is hallowed. The favorite scion broke out into tears when he thought of his father being deprived of children; yet the latter stretched out His hand to do the holy work, when angels wailed in the high heavens, and said, Who can bear to see the innocent dove: slaughtered? Be not silent, they called one to another, but lift up your hands in prayer. When the Supreme God beheld him who bound, and him that was bound, the bound lamb and the burning fire, He that tried the pure-hearted remembered. And his voice was heard in the sanctuary; and as the father was about to seize the knife, He mercifully exclaimed, “ Let go Your hold of Your only one; let him not perish!” This deed of Yours is deeply engraved before me with the engravings of a holy signet. I know Your piety; hasten joyfully, and take a ram instead of this fair roe. I have prepared a ransom for Your favorite scion, yet both he and the exchange thereof shall be holy. Thus the lad escaped the sharpened knife, and when he exposed his neck his blood was not shed; the father’s right hand seized the ram by the horn that caught in the thicket, to hallow it unto the Lord as a holy offering. All merciful One! grant peace unto his latter end, remember this day Your covenant with him unto his posterity, and let the remnant of those who escaped be saved, and they shall be holy.

Say “ Omnipotent King,” “ And the Eternal passed,”

0 Lord, remember Your mercy and benevolence, for they have been of old. Remember us, 0 Lord, when You favor Your people: 0 visit us with Your salvation. Remember Your congregation which You did acquire of old, which You did redeem as the tribe of Your heritage, this Mount Zion, whereon You have dwelt. 0 Lord, remember the love of Jerusalem, and never forget the affection of Zion. You will arise, and have mercy on Zion, when the time to favor her, when the appointed time shall come. Remember, 0 Lord, unto the children of Edom, the day of Jerusalem, who said, Rase it, rase it even to its very foundation. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You did swear by Your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven; and all this land of which I have spoken, will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. Remember Your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and regard not the stubbornness of this people, nor its wickedness, nor its sin. 0 remember unto us the covenant made with our ancestors, as You have promised, “ And I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember, and the land will I also remember.

The Ark is opened.

Wherever the words (Bring back, to turn,) occur at the end of the verses, repeat the whole of each verse alternately.

Remember the covenant of Abraham, and the binding of Isaac on the altar, and bring back the captivity of the tents of Jacob, and save us for the sake of Your name. Too soon we lost the good land, and the prophesied calamity has lasted very long; the villages ceased in Israel, our plenty has been turned into dearth. 0 turn with compassion towards the remnant of Israel, and save us for the sake of Your name. All Judah have been repeatedly carried away into captivity; they grieve for that all day, and are consumed, and there is no one who inquires after them. (Bring back, ) The holy city and provinces are a shame and reproach, and all their desirable things have been taken away, and are no more; nought has remained to us but this holy law. (O turn,) You mighty Redeemer, redeem us for Your own sake; behold how our power is gone, see how our pious men are lost, and there is none fit to supplicate for us. (Bring back,) Remember, 0 Lord, Your covenant with our fathers and mothers, and the twelve tribes, Your mercy and loving-kindness to those who are stricken, and trodden down, and are ready all day to be slain for You. (0 turn,) O You who avenges blood, judge our cause, return it sevenfold to those who afflict us; we have been sold for naught, O redeem us without ransom. Raise up Your desolated temple before our eyes, and bring back the captives of the tents of Jacob, and save us for the sake of Your name.

The Ark is closed.

0 remember unto us the covenant made with the patriarchs, as You have promised, “ I will for their sakes remember the covenant with their ancestors, when I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.” Act by us, as You have assured us, “ And yet for all that, though they be in the land of the enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God.” Restore our captivity and compassionate us, as it is written, “ The Lord Your God will restore Your captivity, and have mercy upon You, and he will again gather You from all the nations were the Lord Your God has scattered You.” 0 gather our dispersed, as it is written, “If Your outcasts be at the utmost parts of heaven, from there will the Lord Your God gather You, and from there will lie fetch You.” Cause our transgressions to vanish as a cloud, and as a vapor: as You have promised, “ I have made Your transgressions vanish away like a cloud, and Your sins like a vapor: return unto me for I have redeemed You.” Erase our transgressions for Your own sake, as You have promised, “ I, even I, am he who blots out Your transgressions for my own sake, and Your sins I will not remember.” 0 cause our sins to become white as snow and wool: as it is written, “Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet they shall become white as snow; though they be red as crimson, they shall become like wool.” Sprinkle purifying water upon us to cleanse us: as it is written, 0 “And I will sprinkle upon you clean water, and You shall be cleansed from all your impurity, and from all your idolatry will I cleanse you.” Have mercy upon us, and destroy us not: as it is written, “ For the Lord Your God is a merciful God ; he will not forsake You, nor destroy You, and he will not forget the covenant with Your ancestors which he swore unto them.” 0 circumcise our hearts to love and revere Your name : as it is written, “The Lord Your God will circumcise your heart, and the hearts of Your seed, to love the Lord Your God with All Your heart, and with all your soul, in order that You may live.” 0 be You found by us, when we seek You; as it is written, “ But You will seek the Lord Your God
from there, and will find him, if You seek him with all Your heart, and with all your soul.” Lead us unto Your holy mountain, and cause us to rejoice in Your house of prayer: as it is written, “ And I will bring them unto Your holy mountain, and I will make them rejoice in my house of prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called the house of prayer for all nations.”

Hear our voice, 0 Eternal, our God! spare and compassionate us, and accept our prayers with favor and mercy. “Turn us, 0 Eternal towards You, and we shall return; renew our days as of old.”

“Give ear unto our words, 0 Eternal! consider our meditations. May the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart, be acceptable in Your presence, 0 Lord, our Rock, and our Redeemer! 0 cast us not out from Your presence, nor take Your holy spirit from us. 0 cast us not off in old age: forsake us not when our strength fails. Forsake us not, 0 Eternal, our God! and be not far from us. Grant us a token for good, that our enemies may see it, and be ashamed; because You, 0 Lord, have aided and comforted us. For unto You alone, 0 Eternal, we attend: answer us, 0 Lord, our God”

May it be Your pleasure, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that this coming year may be for us, and for Your people, the house of Israel, the end and close of the captivity of Your people, the house of Israel, and the last year of our exile, and of our mourning, and a happy end to the day of our affliction and misery; for our servitude has been protracted, and the yoke of captivity has lain upon us a long time; and lo, we are every day becoming more and more reduced, and every year we are diminishing in number, and in the lapse of time, we are dwindling away. Nor have we a guide or support, even as You did say, “ For who shall have pity upon You, 0 Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan You or who shall go aside to ask how You do or who shall make you a hedge, or stand in the gap nor is there a prophet or a seer, and there is none that calleth upon Your name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of You; for we have all strayed like sheep; we have turned every one to his evil way, every man after his covetousness and the imagination of his wicked heart; and as if our former sins did not suffice, we must add new ones to them, heedless of all Your warnings, and unreformed by all Your rebukes; what right, therefore, have we yet to cry any more to the King’?”

You, 0 Lord, did intend to purge away our dross, to sever our alloy, to break our lustful hearts, and to remove our impurity from us; therefore You have sent us into exile and scattered us among the nations. Behold we have been subjected to foreign dominion, and like silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so we are melted, and it was not from want of power that You have not saved us, nor from indifference that You have not heard our prayer, but our iniquities have separated between ourselves and Your salvation; however You are just in all that is brought upon us; for You have done right, but we have done wickedly. O Lord, righteousness belongs unto You, but unto us confusion of faces; and to the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him; also unto You, 0 Lord, belongs loving-kindness; for You renderest to every man according to his work. 0 then, O Lord our God, the redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One will You be angry with us for ever will You draw out Your anger unto all generations? far be it from You! Would You, then, cast us off forever,
and be favorable no more? Far be it from You! For Your tender mercy is not clean gone forever, and Your compassions fail not, for they are new every morning, they prevail at all times, and every moment. Do You with us for Your name’s sake, for that is Your praise. For by Your name we are called, 0 Lord God of Israel. Do it for the sake of the covenant which You did make with our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; and my words, which I have put in their mouths, shall not depart from them;—do it for the sake of Your people and Your inheritance, who are left but a few of many, as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill;—do it for the sake of Jerusalem, Your holy city, which has become a desolate wilderness, and from which all beauty is departed, and for the sake of our holy and beautiful house, which is burnt up with fire. Behold the power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left; and lo! all the nations are in safety and at rest, but Your poor people are faint, and swept away, and tossed about, and they seek Your countenance, and present their supplications before the ark of Your covenant. O Lord God of Hosts, how long will You not have mercy on the cities of Judah and Jerusalem, against which You have had indignation these many years? Behold now, Your people Israel is very miserable; we turn to the right, and there is none to help—to the left, and there is none to uphold. Therefore the time has come for You to save us. 0 our God, we are ashamed of our deeds and blush because of our iniquities: for our faces are black because of our sins, and we are bowed down because of our guilt, and we have no mouth to reply, nor front to lift up our heads, and we have none to rest on but You our Father who is in heaven.

Our God, may our prayers come before You, and withdraw not Yourself from our supplications; for we are not so shameless or so hardened as to declare in Your presence, 0 Eternal, our God! and the God of our fathers, that we are righteous, and have not sinned: verily (we confess) we and our fathers have sinned.

We have trespassed, we have dealt treacherously, we have stolen, we have spoken slander, we have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, we have acted presumptuously, we have committed violence, we have framed falsehood, we have counseled evil, we have uttered lies, we have scorned, we have rebelled, we have blasphemed, we have revolted, we have acted perversely, we have transgressed, we have oppressed, we have been stiffnecked, we have acted wickedly, we have corrupted, we have done abominably, we have gone astray and have caused others to err; we have turned aside from Your excellent precepts and institutions, and which has not profited us: but You are just concerning all that is come upon us; for You have dealt most truly, but we have done wickedly.

We have forgotten Your benefits, and been mindless of Your great mercies; we have rebelled against Your commandment, and departed from Your judgments; we have indulged in the vanities of this world, and turned to the proud and lying boasters; we have committed many follies, loved evil more than good, and lying rather than speaking righteousness; we have preferred the impure to the pure, abomination to the clean; we have exchanged the everlasting for the transitory; day by day we rose and sinned until our iniquities have gone over our heads and have become more than our hairs, and more numerous than the words of our mouth, and greater than the steps of our feet, and more frequent than our breathings. We have sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing; we have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow us. Yet not with You, O Lord our God, have we dealt ill, but with our souls ; and not You have we vexed, but ourselves ; for when man sins, what effect has it on You If his trespasses are numerous, what does he do unto You But woe unto the sons of man who sin against You, and woe to their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Our God, we are too ashamed and confounded to lift up our faces to You, our God; for as a vile vessel, so are we condemned in our own eyes ; as a man who is plunged in a ditch and soiled his garments; and as we were shapen in iniquity, so the shame of our faces covers us. We are more guilty than any other people, more ashamed than any other generation. Our joy is gone from us, our hearts are faint because of our sins; the place of our desire is devastated; our ornament is dashed to pieces; our holy temple is destroyed through our iniquities; our palaces have become a desolation; our beautiful land belongs to strangers, our strength to others. Yet, still we have not returned from our error, and how shall we now be so presumptuous and so insolent as to say before You, O Lord, our God, and God of our ancestors, that we are righteous and have not sinned: verily we confess we and our fathers have sinned.

Say “ We have trespassed,” till “ We have done wickedly,”

And now, 0 Lord our God, after that we were turned, we repented; and after that we were instructed, we smote upon our thigh. We are ashamed, even confounded, and we bear the reproach of our youth; for this we take our flesh in our teeth and put our life in our hands. Wherewith shall we come before the Lord our God, and wherewith shall we bow ourselves before the high God? Wherewith shall You be reconciled that You mayest pardon all our sins, that they may pass away like water spilt on the ground, that cannot be gathered up again? If You are to be reconciled by repentance and confession, behold, here we repent and confess before You, O Lord our God; we have sinned, and transgressed, and perverted the straight, and everything has been indifferent to us. And if by prayer and supplication You forgivest, behold here we present our supplication before You; as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are raised to You. And if by weeping and wailing You pardon, behold our soul weepes in secret because of our sins, and our spirit sigheth within over the multitude of our trespasses. And if by a broken spirit You pardon, behold our heart is broken within us, and our spirit is crushed by the troubles and the travails which have passed over us, until there is no soundness left in our flesh; aye, were it not for Your mercy, we had perished in our iniquities.

Before our eyes has our substance been plundered, torn, and stripped from us; they put their yoke upon us, and we had to bear it on our shoulders; slaves ruled over us, and no one delivered us from their hands; many troubles compass us about, we called upon You, 0 Lord, our God, but You were far from us because of our iniquities: we turned from You, went astray and perished. Yet, still we have not returned from our error, and how shall we now be so presumptuous and so insolent, as to say before You, O Lord, our God, and God of our ancestors, that we are righteous, and have not sinned: verily we confess we and our fathers have sinned.

Say “ We have trespassed” till “ we have done wickedly

0 Lord our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest the covenant and mercy, let not all the troubles and the travails that have befallen Your servants from the day they have been on this earth until this day, seem little before You. Look on our labor, and not on our deeds; regard, we beseech You, our affliction, and not our iniquities; turn to our humiliation, and not to our obduracy, and let our distresses atone for our guilt, and our disgrace for our iniquities. And now, 0 Lord, if we have acted according to our foolishness, deal You with us according to Your indulgent way, and pardon, for You are perfect in knowledge. If we have rewarded evil for good,
reward You good for evil, for the righteous is more excellent than his neighbor, how much more so the Creator! And if we have committed many misdeeds, You are plenteous in mercy and pardonest abundantly, You whose righteousness is more exalted than the mighty mountains, and deeper than the vast abyss; whose majesty covereth the heavens, and whose praise filleth the earth. 0 Lord, we have heard Your speech, how that by each of Your thirteen attributes, You pardon those who have sinned against You; how much more so by all of them together: pardon, then, we beseech You, our iniquities and our sins, and all the sins and iniquities of Your people Israel; wash us from our iniquities, cleanse us from our sins, and bo not wroth with us very sore, neither remember iniquity forever, for what profit is there in our blood, if You destroy us, and what good is it if You bring us down into the pit of destruction for our sins; and what advantage is there if You punish us according to our ways? Not therein is Your praise, and not therein Your glory; but what increases Your fame and Your glory is to deal towards Your children with mercy, and to extend Your grace unto them, even as You have said, “ For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain from You, that I cut You not off.” Another attribute which is an honor to Your name, is, that You pardon and pass by transgression, even as it is said, of Your creatures, “ the discretion of a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” Do You with us even above this!

0 we beseech You, look on the honorable fortitude of Your pious servants, who poured out their souls unto death for You and did not spare either themselves or their children, but despised the life here below, and subordinated their will to Yours, and sanctified Your great name, and did not profane it, and were ready for the sacrifice, yea, even stretched out their neck, and thus underwent the trial, and proved true, and were put to the
test, and found perfect. Ah, then was mingled the blood of fathers and their sons, of tender mothers, and their offspring, of brothers and sisters, of bridegrooms and brides, of wise men and women, of princes and princesses, of pious men and women, of the aged of both sexes, of young men and virgins, of wardens and precentors, of judges and their scribes, of teachers and their disciples, of husbands and wives; they were all slain together for the sanctification of Your holy name and unity. 0 earth, cover not their blood, let not their wailings die away in the air, until the Lord shall look down from heaven, and see, and avenge his own cause, and that of his people, and of his holy law, and the blood of his servants which was poured forth like water, even as You did promise us through the father of all the prophets, ” Rejoice, all You nations with his people; for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land and unto his people.” Remember all these sacrifices, look on all these immolations, and let it repent You, and forget Your wrath, and appease Your anger, and cause destruction to cease from among Your people. Spare and have mercy on the remnant that is escaped, and lead them from darkness to light, and grant us a happy year, an acceptable year, and a time for redemption. Almighty, remember in our favor the covenant with Abraham, and let us enjoy the merit of Isaac, and compassionate us out of regard for the piety of Jacob.

“When Israel sinned in the wilderness, Moses our teacher stood before You with prayer and implored mercy for Your people, the house of Israel; and thus he said in his prayer, “ My King, and my God, pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of Your mercy, and as You have forgiven this people from Egypt even until now!” The meek man entreated Your favor for Your congregation, saying, “ I beseech You, guide in Your pity those whom You redeem with Your strong hand from the Egyptians, and to whom You gave Your law as an inheritance, and a name, and a place; for they are still Your people and Your inheritance, therefore cover them with Your pity. Remember unto us Your covenant with our fathers, and their fervent love, which no waters can quench. You did lay them on Your shoulders, and bear them on eagle’s wings; 0 direct their steps that they may walk upright, and that You mayest again rejoice over them for good. If the Egyptians should hear that You have caused Your people to perish, they would say, for mischief did he bring them out of Egypt to consume them. Forgive then, the iniquity of this people; and pardon this day the wickedness of their transgressions. Turn, we beseech You, to the righteousness of our fathers; and forget it not; gracious One, You did once call them children, and Yourself their father; O compassionate them like a father. Almighty, do it for Your name’s sake ; and forgive and pardon the trespasses of Your people. “ 0, I beseech You, pardon the iniquity of this people, and if not, blot me out of Your book.’’ And You did answer him according to Your kindness, assuring him, and saying, “ I have pardoned according to Your word.” Forgive then, we beseech You, Your afflicted people and reduced flock, for You are perfect in knowledge ; if we have multiplied our transgressions, You pardon abundantly ; hear, 0 Lord! pardon, 0 Lord ! attend, 0 Lord ! and grant our request, and delay not!

Your righteous anointed declared in Your presence, “ Who can guard against errors? O cleanse me from secret faults.’’ Cleanse us, 0 Lord, our God, from all our transgressions, and purify us from all our impurities. 0 sprinkle purifying water upon us, and cleanse us, as it is written by the hand of Your prophet, “And will sprinkle upon you clean water, and You shall be cleansed from all your defilements, and from all your idolatry will I cleanse you.”

Your servant Micah declared in Your presence, “ Who is omnipotent like unto You, pardoning iniquity, and forgiving transgression to the residue of His heritage. He retains not his anger forever, because He delights in mercy, He will again have compassion on us; He will suppress our iniquities, yea, You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” You will cast them into a place where they shall not be remembered, nor visited, nor thought of forever. You will show faithfulness to Jacob and mercy unto Abraham, which You have sworn unto our ancestors in the days of old.

Daniel, the worthy man. supplicated You thus, “ 0 God, incline your ear, and hear, open your eyes and behold our discomposure, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not presume to present our supplications before You on account of our righteousness but in reliance on Your abundant mercy. 0 Lord: hear 0 Lord! pardon: 0 Lord! be graciously attentive and grant our requests; delay not for Your own sake, O my God! for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

Ezra, the scribe, addressed You thus, “ 0 my God! I am ashamed and confounded, to lift up my face unto You, my God; for our iniquities are increased above our head, and our trespasses are grown up unto heaven.’’

“ But You who are a God ready to forgive, most gracious and merciful, long-suffering, and of abundant kindness ; therefore, You did not forsake them.” Forsake us not, 0 our Father! Cast us not off, 0 our King! Abandon us not, 0 our Creator! nor make an end of us, as our sins deserve: but confirm unto us the word which You have assured us of in the doctrine delivered by the hands of Your prophet Jeremiah, as it is said, “In those days, and at that time, said the Lord, shall the iniquity of Israel be sought for, but there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, but they shall not bo found; for I will pardon those whom I will leave remaining.” Your people and Your heritage are languishing for Your goodness, panting for Your grace, and longing for Your help; O let them know and understand that to the Eternal, our God, appertains mercy and pardon. Most Merciful God is Your name! Most Gracious God is Your name! we also are called by Your name. O Lord, grant our request for Your name’s sake. Grant it for the sake of Your truth. Grant it for the sake of Your covenant. Grant it for the sake of Your greatness and excellency. Grant it for the sake of Your law, for the sake of Your glory, for the sake of Your promise, for the sake of Your memorial, for the sake of Your benignity. Grant it for the sake of Your goodness, for the sake of Your honor, for the sake of Your doctrine. Grant it for the sake of Your kingdom. Grant it for the sake of Your eternal existence, for the sake of Your decree. Grant it for the sake of Your mighty power. Grant it for the sake of Your excellency, for the sake of Your righteousness. Grant it for the sake of Your holiness. Grant it for the sake of Your abundant mercy, for the sake of Your divine presence. Grant it for the sake of Your praise. Grant it for the sake of those whom You favored, who now rest in the earth. Grant it for the sake of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for the sake of Moses and Aaron. Grant it for the sake of David and Solomon. Grant it for the sake of Jerusalem, Your holy city; for the sake of Zion, the residence of Your glory. Grant it in compassion of the desolation of Your temple. Grant it in compassion of the destruction of Your altar; for the sake of the young children at school. Grant it for the sake of the blood of Your servants which has been shed. Grant it for the sake of those who as martyrs were slain for Your holy name; for the sake of those who were slaughtered for maintaining Your unity; for the sake of those who went through fire and water, for the sanctification of Your name. Grant it for the sake of sucklings at the breast, who have not sinned. Grant it for the sake of weaned infants who have not sinned. Grant it for the sake of young children under tuition who have not sinned; grant it for Your own sake, if not for ours; O grant it for Your sake, and save us.

Answer us, O Lord, answer us! Answer us, our God, 0 answer us! Answer us, our Father, O answer us! Answer us, our Creator, O answer us! Answer us, our Redeemer, O answer us! Answer us, 0 You who will seek us, O answer us! Answer us, You most faithful God, O answer us! Answer us, You Who are mild and benevolent, O answer us! Answer us, You who are pure and upright, 0 answer us! Answer us, You living and ever-existing God, O answer us! Answer us, You who are good and beneficent, O answer us! Answer us, You who knows the inclination of man, O answer us! Answer us, You who suppresses anger; 0 answer us! Answer us, You who are invested with righteousness ; 0 answer us! Answer us, Supreme King of kings; O answer us! Answer us, You who are tremendous and exalted; O answer us! Answer us, You who pardons and forgives; O answer us! Answer us, You who answeres in an acceptable time; O answer us! Answer us, our Redeemer and Deliverer; O answer us! Answer us You who are just and upright; 0 answer us; Answer us, You who are near those who worship You; O answer us! Answer us, You who are most merciful and most gracious; O answer us! Answer us, You who hearkenest to the needy; O answer us! Answer us, You who are the support of the innocent; O answer us! Answer us, God of our fathers; O answer us! Answer us, God of Abraham; O answer us! Answer us 0 You , the reverence of Isaac; 0 answer us! Answer us, mighty God of Jacob ; 0 answer us ! Answer us, You the refuge of our ancient matrons; 0 answer us! Answer us, help of the tribes (of Israel) ; 0 answer us! Answer us, You who are with difficulty provoked; 0 answer us ! Answer us, You who are easily reconciled; 0 answer us! Answer us, 0 You who answers in time of distress; 0 answer us! Answer us, Father of orphans; 0 answer us! Answer us, Judge of widows; 0 answer us! May he who answered our father Abraham on Mount Moriah, answer us. May he who answered his son Isaac when bound on the altar, answer us. May he who answered Jacob in Bethel, answer us. May he who answered Joseph in the dungeon, answer us. May he who answered our ancestors at the Red Sea, answer us. May he who answered Moses on Mount Horeb, answer us. May he who answered Aaron with the censer, answer us. May he who answered Phineas, when he arose from amongst the congregation, answer us. May he who answered Joshua in Gilgal, answer us. May he who answered Surauel in Mizpah, answer us May he who answered David, and Solomon his son, in Jerusalem, answer us. May he who answered Elijah on Mount Carmel, answer us. May he who answered Elisha in Jericho, answer us. May he who answered Jonah in the entrails of the fish, answer us. May he who answered Hezekiah in his sickness, answer us. May he who answered Hananiah, Mishael, and Hazariah, in the midst of the fiery furnace, answer us. May he who answered Daniel in the lions’ den, answer us. May he who answered Mordecai and Esther in Shushan the capital, answer us. May he who answered Ezra in captivity, answer us. May he who answered the virtuous, pious, perfect, and upright, answer us.

And David said unto Gad, I am in an exceeding strait, yet let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for abundant is his mercy; but let me not fall into the hand of man. Most merciful and gracious God! I have sinned before You, 0 Eternal! who is full of compassion, have mercy upon me, and receive my supplications.

0 Eternal, rebuke me not in Your anger, chastise me not in Your wrath. Be gracious unto me, 0 Eternal, for I languish; heal me, 0 Eternal, for my bones tremble: my soul too trembleth exceedingly. And You Eternal God! for how long shall this be? Return, 0 Eternal! relieve my soul; save me for the sake of Your mercy, for in death there is no remembrance of You, in the grave who shall give thanks unto You? I am weary with my sighing; every night I inundate my bed, with my tears I bedew my couch. Mine eye faileth through grief; it has grown old because of all mine adversaries. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Eternal has heard the voice of my weeping. The Eternal has heard my supplication; the Eternal will accept my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and confounded: they will turn back, suddenly put to shame. He wounds and heales slays and revives, He brings forth from the grave to everlasting life. When a child sins, his father chastises it, but the father’s tenderness speedily soothes the pain. When a slave is refractory, he is put in fetters; but a compassionate master soon breaks them. We are Your firstborn and have sinned against You, for that we had to drain the bitter cup of suffering. We are Your servants, and have been refractory, for that we have been given up now to pillage, now to captivity, and now to the scourge. We entreat You, therefore, heal in Your abundant mercy our heavy grief; lest we perish wholly in exile. ‘Accept, 0 Lord, our prayer, be pleased with our supplication, as You were formerly with the sweet savor of the perpetual morning offering. When we stand here, to extol Your name, account it to us as if we had succeeded in removing the ashes from the altar. Be pleased with the worship in our synagogues, as with the service of the pure offering in the everlasting temple. Attend to our shema reading, and the order of our prayers, as to the ordained removal of the members, and of the fat which had been reduced to ashes. Account the spreading of our hands towards heaven as the pouring out of the ashes upon an eminent pile. The turning of our laces towards the east account as the service of those who in laying the wood in order for the altar turned their faces eastwards. 0 The close joining of our feet for prayer, account as the service of the pious priest when lie set the cakes in two rows; and let the steps of those who approach You in worship, be as acceptable as the steps of the priests who met in the court of the temple to draw lots. Let our preparation for Your worship while the stars are still twinkling, at the dawn of day, be accounted to us as the proclaiming of the morning light, 0 that it may spread as far as Hebron. The presiding priest ordered a carefully selected lamb to be brought out of the chamber of the lambs, to present to it the draught out of the golden cup, after its being examined a second time by torchlight. The priest to whom the duty of offering the daily sacrifice was allotted, and whom his colleagues were now allowed to assist, took the lamb to the slaughterhouse; but he delayed the killing until the large gate was opened. There was a small locked door, which he had to open with a key, and through which he then put his elbow, in order to open with another key from within, and only then he reached the large gate. “When the door turned on its hinges, the creaking was heard in the plain of Jericho. The officiating priests next set about binding the victim’s feet, in the manner Isaac was bound on Moriah, and proceeded to the slaughtering, which was always performed in the face of the sun; then they sprinkled the blood twice, splashing it in all four directions. The rest of the blood was poured out south of the altar; then the skin was taken off, and so the sacrifice was left to be consumed by the fire, to be dedicated to the supreme God. (The operation of dissection, the description of which would be too prolix, must be passed over from fear of molesting the congregation.) Nine priests performed the holy service, assisted by those who were admitted to offer up the oblations of the pan, the fine flour, and the libations. Then the pieces were strewn with salt on the western side of the altar; and this being done the shema was read in the stone hall at a signal of the superior, a simple prayer was recited. and then the decalogue. (An additional prayer was inserted on Sabbath.) This was succeeded by the acknowledgment of the divine truth, the prayer for the gracious acceptance of the sacrificial service and finally, the sacerdotal benediction was pronounced over the people. New priests were selected to draw for the offering up of the incense, to which each was admitted but once, as it enriched him. To the fourth drawing all were admitted; by it was determined who was to carry the sacrificial pieces to the square altar; then a strong-toned instrument called Agrippa, was sounded, the echo of which was heard in the city of palms. At the sound of this instrument Levites and priests hastened to prepare themselves for song and worship. The priest who had to remove the ashes from the interior altar, hurried up the steps of the porch, took the ash-basket, and withdrew. Another priest cleaned the candlestick, relighted the extinguished lamps, and speedily retired. A third priest spread the burning coals with the back of the censer, bowed, and withdrew. Lastly, a fourth priest was bidden, to throw the incense at some distance from himself, into the censer. The people hail to withdraw quickly during the burning of the incense, the secresy with which it was done is intended to atone for secret slander. Then the priests prostrated themselves as many times on the ground as there were formerly cracks in the temple wall. These valiant men, uttering the holy name of God, pronounced the benediction over the people, raising their hands to their heads. If it happened that the high-priest took a share in the sacrificial service, an assistant priest ascended the stairs on his right; others approached, presenting the pieces of the sacrifice, in order to throw them into the fire as soon as the high-priest had put his hands on them. He then poured the libation into a channel, whereupon the assistant priest waved a cloth as a signal to the people that the offering of the libation was going forward. At this signal, Ben Arsu struck notes, which he alone was capable of producing on the cymbal with his middle finger. The Levites chimed in with their hymns of praise, sounding a flourish of trumpets at the conclusion of every strophe, and prostrating themselves on the ground. This was the order observed during the daily performance of the morning service, which God grant may soon be restored in our temple. May our present prayer replace the morning offering, and ever serve as an atonement for Jeshurun. The order of service was the same for the evening offering, as for the meat-flour-and, drink-offering in the morning. Eleven priests were occupied with it, among them were two who held two piles of wood in their hands. And with this the object of the offerings was attained, this being to suppress and wash away all sins, and to produce among the favorite people a childlike innocence. The sacrifices were powerful advocates, and promoters of virtue in the city of our God, which He may soon re-establish. 0 be not silent, You heavenly guardians! Remind Him of his promise, to arise and have mercy upon Zion, so that He may restore the once so mighty Jerusalem, and make it again world-famous; and grant the exalted angel the privilege unceasingly to implore the divine favor for His people. Let the prayers of the people adorn You as crowns, and serve as offerings offered on the heavenly altar. And You, angel of terror! whose place is behind the veil, be favorably disposed towards us to plead for us. Assert the merit of our fathers, as You once did that of the excellent Daniel, thereby regaining Your former rank. Study the merits of Israel to present them to the Lord our God! May He be gracious unto us, and may his compassion be moved on our behalf, as He is always accustomed to have mercy on us!

Angels of mercy, procure mercy for us at the hands of the All mercifull Angels of prayer, cause our prayers to be heard before him who hears prayer. Angels of loud lamentation, cause our lamentation to be heard before him who heareth lamentation. Angels of tears, cause our tears to be noticed by the King, who is propitiated by tears. Intercede for us, and multiply prayer and supplication before the King, the most high God. Cause him to remember, and let him hear of the fidelity to the law, and of the good deeds of those, who repose in the dust. May he remember their love; and preserve their posterity, lest the remnant of Jacob should perish; for the flock of the faithful shepherd have become a reproach; Israel the only people a proverb and a byeword. Hasten, 0 Lord, and answer us, and redeem us from all severe decrees, and save by Your abundant mercy Your righteous anointed and Your people.

Lord in heaven! unto You we address our supplication, like a captive, who supplicates his master. All captives are ransomed with money, but Your people, the house of Israel, only by prayer and by supplication. 0, grant our petition and our desire and let us not return from You empty-handed.

Lord in heaven! we entreat You, as a slave entreats his master. We are oppressed and dwell in darkness, our souls are afflicted with so much distress. We lack the power to propitiate You; 0 Lord ! do it for the covenant’s sake, which You did enter into with our forefathers.

0 Guardian of Israel, preserve the remnant of Israel, and suffer not Israel to perish, who say,—“ Hear, 0 Israel.”

Guardian of an only nation, preserve the remnant of an only people, and suffer not that only nation to perish, which thus acknowledges the unity of Your name, “ The Eternal our God, the Eternal is One.”

Guardian of a holy nation, preserve the remnant of your holy people and suffer not that holy nation to perish, which rehearseth thrice the threefold sanctifications to the Most Holy.

0 You, who are appeased by Your compassion, and are reconciled by supplication, be You appeased and reconciled to an afflicted generation that has no other help.

Our Father, our King! be gracious unto us, and answer us; although we are destitute of good works, yet deal charitably and mercifully with us, and save us.

We know not what to do; but we fix our eyes on You. Remember, 0 Eternal! Your compassion and beneficence, for they are from everlasting. Let Your mercy be upon us, 0 Eternal! according to our hope in You. Remember not against us former iniquities, but hasten to let Your mercies meet us, for we are brought very low. Be gracious unto us, 0 Eternal! be gracious unto us, for we are greatly overwhelmed with contempt. Even in wrath remember to have compassion; for You are he who knoweth our formation, who remembereth that we are but dust. Help us, then, 0 God of our salvation! for the glory of Your name, and deliver us, and grant the expiation of our sins for the sake of Your name. Amen

View Original Siddur, by:  Aharon N. Varady (transcription) and David Asher. Changes made 12.18.2019 . Creative Commons Zero (CC 0) Universal license .

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