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תְּפִלָה לְאִשָׁה לְאָמְרָהּ לִפְנֵי שֶׁמְגַלַּחַת אֶת שַׁעֲרוֹת רֹאשָׁהּ | Prayer for a woman to say before her hair is shorn

https://opensiddur.org/?p=39234 תְּפִלָה לְאִשָׁה לְאָמְרָהּ לִפְנֵי שֶׁמְגַלַּחַת אֶת שַׁעֲרוֹת רֹאשָׁהּ | Prayer for a woman to say before her hair is shorn 2021-09-29 18:14:57 A supplication of a woman cutting her hair as an act of tsanua, per a contemporary custom in many Ḥaredi communities. Text the Open Siddur Project Yahnatan Lasko (translation) Yahnatan Lasko (translation) Aharon N. Varady (translation) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Unknown Author(s) https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Yahnatan Lasko (translation) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Engagements & Weddings 20th century C.E. תחינות teḥinot 58th century A.M. Jewish Women's Prayers hair hair-cutting Needing citation references
Source (Hebrew) Translation (English)
בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁהָאִשָּׁה מְגַלַּחַת שַׂעֲרוֹת רֹאשָׁהּ
עֵת רָצוֹן הִיא לִפְנֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא,
וּבְיָדָהּ לְהִתְפַּלֵל עָלֶיהָ וְעַל בַּעְלָהּ וְצֶאֱצָאֶיהָ,
וְכֵן עַל שְׁאָר צָרְכֵי עַם יִשְׂרָאֵל.

The time when a woman shaves her hair from her head
is a favorable time before the blessed Holy one,
and it is in her power to pray for her husband and offspring
as well as for the needs of the people of Yisrael.
הִנְנִי מוּכָנָה וּמְזֻמֶּנֶת לְקַיֵּם מִצְוַת
”וְעָשִׂיתָ כְכׇל אֲשֶׁר יוֹרוּךָ“, (דברים יז:י חלק)
לַעֲמֹד בַּנִּסָּיוֹן לְמַעַן טָהֳרַת וּקְדֻשַּׁת יִשְׂרָאֵל,
וּלְגַלֵּחַ אֶת שַׂעֲרוֹת רֹאשִׁי
כְּמִנְהַג נְשׁוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַכְּשֵׁרוֹת וְהַצְּנוּעוֹת.
I am prepared and ready to perform the mitsvah of
“You shall carry out…all their instructions to you” (Deuteronomy 17:10 part)
to endure this trial for the sake of the purity of the holiness of Yisrael
and to shave my head
according to the custom of the modest and proper women of Yisrael
רִבּוֹן כׇּל הָעוֹלָמִים,
כְּשֵׁם שֶׁשָּׁמַעְתָּ אֶת תְּפִלַּת חַנָּה
כַּאֲשֶׁר עָמְדָה בְּבֵית מִקְדָּשֵׁנוּ בִּתְפִלָּה לְפָנֶיךָ,
כֵּן שְׁמַע נָא לְקוֹל תְּחִנַּת פְּלוֹנִית בַּת פְּלוֹנִית אֲמָתְךָ
בְּשָעָה זוֹ שֶאֲנִי מְגַלַּחַת אֶת שַׂעֲרוֹת רֹאשִׁי
לַעֲשׂוֹת רְצוֹנְךָ אָבִי שֶׁבַּשָּׁמַיִם.
Master of all the worlds,
just as you heard the prayer of Ḥanah
as she stood at the Beit Miqdash in prayer before you[1] Cf. 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11.  
so, please listen to the call of the supplication of (Plonit bat Plonit), your handmaid
at this time that I shave the hair of my head
to do your will, my Father in Heaven.
וִיהִי רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ,
שֶׁיֵּחָשֵׁב מַעֲשֶׂה זֶה כְּקָרְבָּן הַמֻּנָּח עַל גַּבֵּי הַמִּזְבֵּחַ,
וְשַׂעֲרוֹת רֹאשִׁי הַמְגֻלָּחוֹת יֵחָשְׁבוּ
כְּשַׂעֲרוֹת הַנָּזִיר
הַנְּתוּנוֹת בָּאֵשׁ תַּחַת זֶבַח הַשְּׁלָמִים,
וּתְהֵא הַשָּׁעָה הַזֹּאת שְׁעַת רַחֲמִים וְעֵת רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ,
לִשְׁלֹחַ רְפוּאָה שְׁלֵמָה לְכׇל חוֹלֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
וּבִפְרָט לפב״פ,
וּלְהַמְצִיא זִוּוּגִים הֲגוּנִים לִבְנֵי וְלִבְנוֹת יִשְֹרָאֵל הַצְרִיכִים לְזֶה
וּבִפְרָט לפב״פ,
וּבִזְכוּת מִצְוָה זוֹ אֶזְכֶּה
יַחַד עִם בַּעֲלִי פְּלוֹנִי בן פְּלוֹנִית
לִרְאוֹת בָּנִים וְּבְנֵי בָנִים עוֹסְקִים בּתּוֹרָה וּבַמִצְווֹת,
בְּלֹא שׁוּם פְּסוּל וְשֶׁמֶץ חַס וְשָׁלוֹם,
וּבַעֲבוֹדַת בֵּית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ נִשְׂמַח כֻּלָּנוּ,
אָמֵן וְאָמֵן.
May it be your will
that this act would be like a qorban haMunaḥ (meal-offering) placed on top of the altar,
and the locks of my head that have been shorn would be
like the locks of the Nazir
placed in the flames of the peace-offering[2] or “sacrifice of well-being,” Cf. Numbers 6:18.  
and that this hour would be an hour of mercy and a time of favor before you,
to send a complete healing to all the sick of Yisrael —
and particularly to (Plonit bat Plonit) —
and to send suitable marriage partners to the sons and daughters of Yisrael who need them —
and particularly to (Plonit bat Plonit) —
in the merit of this mitsvah I would be found worthy
together with my husband (Ploni ben Plonit)
to see children and grandchildren who toil in Torah and mitsvot
without any disqualifying blemish or fault, ḥas v’shalom,
that we would all rejoice in worship at the Beit Miqdash,
Amen and Amen.

A supplication of a woman cutting her hair as an act of tsanua, per a contemporary custom in many Ḥaredi communities. The prayer itself was posted to social media from an unknown source. (If you know, please contact us or leave a comment.) English translation by Aharon Varady and Jonathan Lasko.

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prayer for a woman shaving her head (source n/a)

 

Notes

Notes
1 Cf. 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11.
2 or “sacrifice of well-being,” Cf. Numbers 6:18.
 

 

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