Aninu

Found In: Month of Elul, Yom Kippur

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By Rachel Adler | Prayer

Aninu or ha-ganuz, aninu,
Aninu bohenet levavot, aninu
Aninu gomelet hasadim, aninu
Aninu dvir neshamot, aninu
Aninu hod melukhah, aninu
Aninu vatikah u-shlemah, aninu
Aninu zokheret yonkehah, aninu
Aninu hayat 'olamim, aninu
Aninu temirah u-varah, aninu
Aninu yotsartenu ba-veten, aninu
Aninu keter starim, aninu
Aninu libat ha-yamim, aninu
Aninu mevasaret Tsiyon, aninu
Aninu nemerah 'al gurehah, aninu
Aninu sukat sh'lomenu, aninu
Aninu ezrat evyonim, aninu
Aninu poreset k'nafehah alenu, aninu
Aninu tsur yeliditanu, aninu
Aninu k'roavh ke-kor'ehah, aninu
Aninu rof'at sh'vure lev, aninu
Aninu Shekhinah ha-shokhenet betokhenu...
Aninu tikvatenu, yedidatenu, aninu.

Answer us, Hidden Light, answer us.
Answer us, Searcher of Hearts, answer us.
Answer us, Bestower of Loving Kindness, answer us.
Answer us, Souls' Core, answer us.
Answer us, Majestic Splendor, answer us.
Answer us, Faithful and Whole, answer us.
Answer us, Who remembers Her little ones, answer us.
Answer us, Life of the Universe, answer us.
Answer us, Secret and Pure, answer us.
Answer us, Who fashioned us in the womb, answer us.
Answer us, Crown of Secrets, answer us.
Answer us, Heart of the Seas, answer us.
Answer us, Who brings good news to Zion, answer us.
Answer us, Tiger with Her cubs, answer us.
Answer us, Sukkah of Peace, answer us.
Answer us, Helper of the Destitute, answer us.
Answer us, Who spreads Her wings over us, answer us.
Answer us, Rock who birthed us, answer us.
Answer us, Near to those who call Her, answer us.
Answer us, Healer of Broken Hearts, answer us.
Answer us, Shekhina Who dwells among us, answer us.
Answer us, Our Hope and our Beloved, answer us.

From the Selichot Service compiled by Yaffa Weisman and Rachel Adler for the Los Angeles Feminist Center, 1991. Used with permission of Rachel Adler.