Prayers for B’Nai Mitzvah Students — Aleynu

Read by Michael Seidel

Let us praise the Source 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.

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 G-d 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 G-d in the heavens above and on the earth below. There is none else.

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

A-lei-nu l’-sha-bei-ach la-a-don ha-kol
La-teit g’-du-lah l’-yo-tzeir b’-rei-shit
She-lo a-sa-nu k’-go-yei ha-a-ra-tzot
V’-lo-o sa-ma-nu k’-mish-p’-chot ha-a-da-mah
She-lo sam chel-kei-nu ka-hem,
V’-go-ra-lei-nu k’-chol ha-mo-nam
Va-a-nach-nu ko-rim
U-mish-ta-cha-vim u-mo-dim
Lif-nei me-lech mal-chei ha-m’-la-chim
Ha-ka-dosh ba-ruch hu
She-hu no-teh sha-may-im v’-yo-seid a-a-retz,
U-mo-shav y’-ka-ro ba-sha-ma-yim mi-ma-al
U-sh’-chi-nat u-zo, u-sh’-chi-nat u-zo
B’-gov-hei m’-ro-mim
Hu El-o-hei-nu ein od
E-met mal-kei-nu, e-fes zu-la-to
Ka-ka-tuv b’-to-ra-to
V’-ya-da-ta ha-yom, v’-ya-da-ta ha-yom
V’-ha-shei-vo-ta el l’-va-ve-cha
Ki A-do-nai hu Ha-El-o-him
Ba-sha-ma-yim mi-ma-al
V’-al ha-a-retz, v’-al ha-a-retz
Mi-i-ta-chat, ein od
V’-ne-e-mar, v’-ha-yah A-do-nai
L’-me-lech al kol ha-a-retz
Ba-yom ha-hu, ba-yom ha-hu
y’-hi-yeh A-do-nai e-chad
U-sh’-mo, u-sh’-mo, u-sh’-mo e-chad