Shabbat Evening Worship Services: Aleinu

Common Prayers for Shabbat Evening

This is a prayer used in every service expressing hope for God's universal rule.

Aleinu l’shabei-ach laadon hakol, lateit g’dulah l’yotzeir b’reishit, shelo asanu k’goyei haaratzot, v’lo samanu k’mishp’chot haadamah. Shelo sam chelkeinu kahem, v’goraleinu k’chol hamonam. Vaanachnu kor’im umishtachavim umodim, lifnei Melech mal’chei hamlachim HaKadosh Baruch Hu.

Aleinu l’shabei-ach laadon hakol,
lateit g’dulah l’yotzeir b’reishit,
shelo asanu k’goyei haaratzot,
v’lo samanu k’mishp’chot haadamah.
Shelo sam chelkeinu kahem,
v’goraleinu k’chol hamonam.
Vaanachnu kor’im
umishtachavim umodim,
lifnei Melech mal’chei hamlachim
HaKadosh Baruch Hu.

 

Let us now praise the Sovereign of the universe, and proclaim the greatness of
the Creator who has set us apart from the other families of the earth, giving us a
destiny unique among the nations. We bend the knee and bow, acknowledging the
supreme Sovereign, the Holy One of Blessing.

Shehu noteh shamayim v’yoseid aretz,
umoshav y’karo bashamayim mimaal
ush’chinat uzo b’govhei m’romim.
Hu Eloheinu ein od,
emet Malkeinu efes zulato.
Kakatuv b’Torato, V’yadata hayom
v’hasheivota el l’vavecha,
ki Adonai hu HaElohim
bashamayim mimaal,
v’al haaretz mitachat, ein od.

For you spread out the heavens and established the earth; Your majestic
abode is in the heavens above and Your mighty Presence is in the loftiest heights. You
are our God and there is none else. In truth You are our Sovereign without compare, as
is written in Your Torah: Know then this day and take it to heart that Adonai is surely
God in the heavens above and on the earth below. There is none else.

V’ne-emar, v’hayah Adonai
l’Melech al kol haaretz.
Bayom hahu yih’yeh Adonai echad
ush’mo echad.

Thus it has been said, Adonai will be Sovereign over all the earth.
On that day, Adonai will be one, and God’s Name will be one.

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