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עֲנֵֽנוּ‏ | Egalitarian Aneinu, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

https://opensiddur.org/?p=46305 עֲנֵֽנוּ‏ | Egalitarian Aneinu, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer 2022-08-24 17:41:48 This is an egalitarian version of the Aneinu litany recited at the end of Seliḥot services, featuring equal representation for the women of the Tanakh and Talmud. Text the Open Siddur Project Isaac Gantwerk Mayer Isaac Gantwerk Mayer https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Isaac Gantwerk Mayer https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Rosh haShanah (l’Maaseh Bereshit) Yom Kippur סליחות seliḥot egalitarian זמן תשובה Zman teshuvah 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. Avot and Imahot עננו anenu
This is an egalitarian version of the Aneinu litany recited at the end of Seliḥot services, featuring equal representation for the women of the Tanakh and Talmud.

A recording using one of my favorite melodies can be found here.


Source (Hebrew) Translation (English) Transliteration (Romanized Hebrew)
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
אֶלֹהֵי אָבוֹתֵֽינוּ
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
God of our patriarchs!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Elohei avoténu!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
אֶלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
God of Abraham![1]  Genesis 28:13  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Elohei Avraham!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
פַּֽחַד יִצְחָק
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Awe of Isaac![2]  Genesis 31:42  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Páḥad Yitzḥak!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
אֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Mighty One of Jacob![3]  Genesis 49:26.  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Avir Ya’akov!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
מִשְׂגָב אִמָהוֹת
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Shield of our matriarchs!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Misgav imahot!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
פּוֹקֵד שָׂרָה
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Accounting for Sarah![4]  Genesis 21:1  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Poked Sarah!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
נֶעֱתָּר לְרִבְקָה
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Entreated One of Rebecca![5]  See Genesis 25:21-22  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Ne’etar l-Rivkah!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
מְנַחֵם רָחֵל
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Comforter of Rachel![6]  See Jeremiah 31:15-16  Answer us!
Aneinu,
M’naḥem Raḥel!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
שֹׁמֵֽעַ אֶל־לֵאָה
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Listener to Leah![7]  Genesis 30:17  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Shoméa el Leah!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
הָעוֹנֶה בְּעֵת רָצוֹן
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Answering in time of need!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Ha-oneh b-et ratzon!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
הָעוֹנֶה בְּעֵת צָרָה
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Answering in time of stress!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Ha-oneh b-et tzarah!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
הָעוֹנֶה בְּעֵת רַחֲמִים
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Answering in time of mercy!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Ha-oneh b-et raḥamim!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
מָגֵן דָוִד
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Shield of David![8]  Pesachim 117b  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Magen David!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
מְקוֹם אֶסְתֵּר
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Place of Esther![9]  See Esther 4:14  Answer us!
Aneinu,
M’kom Esther!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
אֱלָהָא דְּמֵאִיר
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
God of Meir![10]  Avodah Zarah 18a  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Eláha d-Meir!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
מַלְּפָנָא דִבְרוּרְיָא
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Teacher of Bruriah![11]  See Pesachim 62b  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Malfana di-Vrurya!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
בִּזְכוּתֵיהּ דְבַר יוֹחַאי
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
In Bar Yochai’s merit![12]  See Zohar 3 144a  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Bi-zkhuteih d-var Yoḥai!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
בִּיקָרַהּ דְּיַלְתָּא
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
In Yalta’s honor![13]  See Berakhot 51b.  Answer us!
Aneinu,
Bi-ykareih d-Yalta!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
אֱלֹהֵי הַמֶּרְכָּבָה
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
God of the chariot!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Elohei ha-merkavah!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
עֶזְרַת הַשְׁבָטִים
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Helper of the tribes!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Ezrat ha-sh’vatim!
Aneinu!
עֲנֵֽנוּ!
רָחוּם וְחָנוּן
עֲנֵֽנוּ
Answer us,
Merciful and compassionate!
Answer us!
Aneinu,
Raḥum v-ḥanun!
Aneinu!

Recordings

 

Notes

Notes
1 Genesis 28:13
2 Genesis 31:42
3 Genesis 49:26.
4 Genesis 21:1
5 See Genesis 25:21-22
6 See Jeremiah 31:15-16
7 Genesis 30:17
8 Pesachim 117b
9 See Esther 4:14
10 Avodah Zarah 18a
11 See Pesachim 62b
12 See Zohar 3 144a
13 See Berakhot 51b.
 

 

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