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הושׁענות | Hoshanot by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, translation by Gabbai Seth Fishman

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הוֹשַׁעְנָא לְמַעַנְךָ אֶלֹהֵינוּ הוֹשַעְנָא
Save us, please, for Your sake, our God, save us, please.

הוֹשַׁעְנָא לְמַעַנְךָ בּוֹרֵאנוּ הוֹשַעְנָא
Save us, please, for Your sake, our Creator, save us, please.

הוֹשַׁעְנָא לְמַעַנְךָ גוֹאֲלֵנוּ הוֹשַעְנָא
Save us, please, for Your sake, our Redeemer, save us, please.

הוֹשַׁעְנָא לְמַעַנְךָ דוֹרְשֵׁנוּ הוֹשַעְנָא
Save us, please, for Your sake, our Attender, save us, please.

כִּי אִיבַּדְנוּ אַדְמָתְךָ
For we have destroyed Your ground

כִּי בָּזִינוּ בְּרִיאָתְךָ
For we have ransacked Your creation

גִיעַלְנוּ גִדוּלֶיךָ
We have polluted Your generous gift

דָרַכְנוּ עַל דִשְׁאֲךָ
We have trampled upon Your verdure

הָרַסְנוּ אֶת הַהֲוָיָה
We have demolished creation

וְקִלְקַלְנוּ וְשִׁחַתְנוּ
And we have damaged and we have ruined

זָרַמְנוּ זִיז שְׂדוֹתֵינוּ
We have stormed upon bloom of our fields

חָמַסְנוּ חַיוֹת רַבּוֹת
We have wronged a multitude of life-forms

טָרַפְנוּ טִנִאֲךָ
We have ripped Your basket [of fruit]

יָקַדְנוּ יְעָרוֹת
We have set forests ablaze

כִּרְסַמְנוּ כְּרָמִים
We have eroded vineyards

לָכַדְנוּ לְבָנוֹן
We have seized forests [Lebanon]

מָאַסְנוּ מַעֲשֶׂיךָ
We have loathed Your handiwork

נִאַצְנוּ נְטִיעָתְךָ
We have rejected what you planted

סָלַלְנוּ כְּבִישׁים סְבִיבֵי בָּתֵינוּ
We have paved paths around our houses

עִינִינוּ עוֹפוֹת עִם רַעַל
We have afflicted birds with poison

פִּגַלְנוּ פֵּירוֹתֵינוּ
We have rejected our fruits

צָדִינוּ צָבִים
We have made desolate coveted lands

קָצַרְנוּ קְמוּשׁוֹת
We have harvested thorns

רוּחֵנוּ רָזוֹן
Our air has become thin

שִׁמַמְנוּ שִׁטוֹת
We have made [our world] desolate through folly

תִיעַבְנוּ תָלַמִים
We have loathed the cultivated land.

This Hoshanot liturgy first appeared on Gabbai Seth Fishman’s website, Jewish Renewal Hasidus (in PDF format). [A supplemental Hoshanot liturgy for Sukkot confessing a number of humanity’s crimes against creation. –Aharon Varady]

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