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הַנּוֹתֵן תְּשׁוּעָה לַמְּלָכִים
מַלְכוּתוֹ מַלְכוּת כׇּל־עוֹלָמִים
He who gives salvation to kings
and dominion to princes,
whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom —
may He bless;
Our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth (Ⅱ)
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Charles, Prince of Wales
and all the Royal Family.
מֶֽלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים
וּמִכׇּל־צָרָה וְיָגוֹן יַצִּילֶֽהָ
May the supreme King of kings,
who in His mercy, has seen fit to preserve the Queen in life
and good health beyond her ninetieth year,
continue to guard her
and deliver her from all trouble and sorrow.
אֶת צְבָא הַמַּלְכָּה.
May He bless and protect
Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
רוּחַ חָכְמָה וּבִינָה
לְהַחֲזִיק שְׁלוֹם הַמַּלְכוּת
וְלַעֲשׂוֹת חֶֽסֶד וֶאֶמֶת עִם־כׇּל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃
May He put into her heart
and into the hearts of all her counsellors,
a spirit of wisdom and understanding
that they may uphold the peace of the realm,
advance the welfare of the nation
and deal kindly and justly with all the house of Israel.
We offer our gratitude
for the blessings You have bestowed upon
our gracious and noble Sovereign
throughout the ninety years of her life.
In Your infinite wisdom,
You have guided the hand of Her Majesty the Queen
and made her a worthy Monarch
who loves peace,
and champions the finest values of our society.
May she continue to reign in good health
for many years to come.
יִפְרֹשׂ אָבִֽינוּ שֶׁבַּשָׁמַֽיִם
וּבָא לְצִיּוֹן גּוֹאֵל
In her days and in ours,
may our Heavenly Father spread
the tabernacle of peace
over all the dwellers on earth;
and may the redeemer come to Zion;
and let us say Amen.
This “Prayer in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday,” was first delivered by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis for the Office of the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on Shabbat 11th June 2016, and shared via their website in English. Side-by-side with the English we have set the Hebrew text from the formula of the traditional prayer “haNoten Teshua” as used by the Office of the Chief Rabbi as amended in 2014. The text added for the Queen’s birthday in 2016 was not made available in Hebrew, as far as we could tell. –Aharon Varady
“הַנּוֹתֵן תְּשׁוּעָה | Prayer in honour of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ, by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (Office of the Chief Rabbi of the UK & the Commonwealth 2016)” is shared by the living contributor(s) with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal license.
Works of related interest:
Prayer to Mark the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ, by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (Office of the Chief Rabbi of the UK & the Commonwealth 2022)
A Prayer upon the Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ, by Rabbi Alexandra Wright (Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 2022)