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מִי שֶׁעָנָה…הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ | Mi She’anah… Hu Ya’anenu — A Seliḥah for Yom Kippur (egal adaptation by Lisa Exler and Rabbi Julia Andelman, 2004)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=14412 מִי שֶׁעָנָה...הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ | Mi She'anah... Hu Ya'anenu — A Seliḥah for Yom Kippur (egal adaptation by Lisa Exler and Rabbi Julia Andelman, 2004) 2016-09-21 09:28:09 This egalitarian adaptation of the Me she'Ana seliḥah for the season of Teshuvah was made by Julia Andelman and Lisa Exler in September 2004. Text the Open Siddur Project Rabbi Julia Andelman Rabbi Julia Andelman Lisa Exler Unknown Author(s) https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Rabbi Julia Andelman https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Rosh haShanah (l’Maaseh Bereshit) Yom Kippur Hoshana Rabbah סליחות seliḥot North America egalitarian traditional egalitarian זמן תשובה Zman teshuvah 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. Avot and Imahot in the merit of our ancestors מי שענה Mi She’anah עננו anenu
Source (Hebrew) Translation (English)
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְאַבְרָהָם אָבִֽינוּ בְּהַר הַמּוֹרִיָּה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Abraham our father on Mount Moriah
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְשָׂרָה אִמֵּֽנוּ בְּפֶֽתַח הָאֹֽהֶל
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Sarah our mother at the door of the tent[1] Genesis 18.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְיִצְחָק בְּנָם כְּשֶׁנֶעֱקַד עַל גַבֵּי הַמִזְבֵּֽחַ
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Isaac their son when he was bound on the altar
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְהָגָר וְיִשְׁמָעאֵל בְּמִדְבַּר בְּאֵר שָֽׁבַע
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Hagar and Yishma’el in the desert of Be’er Sheva[2] Genesis 21. While Hagar and Yishma’el are generally not invoked in Jewish prayer, the exception to this is on the High Holidays, when they are the centerpiece of the Torah reading on the first day of Rosh HaShanah. During the medieval period, many piyutim (liturgical poems) about Hagar were composed and recited as part of the Torah service.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְרִבְקָה בְּלֶכְתָּהּ לִדְרוֹשׁ
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Rebecca when she went seeking[3] Genesis 25.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְיַעֲקֹב בְּבֵית אֵל
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Jacob in Beit El
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְרָחֵל וְלֵאָה בְּפַדַּן אֲרָם
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Rachel and Leah in Padan Aram[4] Genesis 29-30.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְתָּמָר כְּשֶׁהוֹצִיאוּהָ לִשָּׂרֵף
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Tamar when they brought her out to be burned[5] Genesis 38.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְיוֹסֵף בְּבֵית הָאֲסוּרִים
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Joseph in prison
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְשִׁפְרָה וּפוּעָה בְּמִצְרָֽיִם
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Shifra and Pu’ah in Egypt[6] Exodus 1.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְיוֹכֶבֶד וּמִרְיָם עַל־שְׂפַת הַיְאֹר
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Yokheved and Miriam on the bank of the Nile[7] Exodus 2.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לַאֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ עַל יַם סוּף
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
our ancestors at the Sea of Reeds
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְמֹשֶׁה בְּחוֹרֵב
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Moses at Horeiv
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְאַהֲרֹן בְּמַחְתָּה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Aharon with the censer
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְפִנְחָס בְּקוּמוֹ מִתּוֹךְ הָעֵדָה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Pinhas when he rose up from amidst the people
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לִיהוֹשֻֽׁעַ בַּגִּלְגָּל
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Joshua at Gilgal
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לִדְבוֹרָה בְּהַר־תָּבוֹר
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Deborah at Mount Tavor[8] Judges 4.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְרוּת בְּרִדְתָּהּ לַגּֽוֹרֶן
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Ruth when she went down to the threshing floor[9] Ruth 3.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְחַנָּה בְּשִׁילֹה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Hannah in Shiloh[10] I Samuel 1.  
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לִשְׁמוּאֵל בַּמִּצְפָּה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Samuel in Mitzpah
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְדָוִד וּשְׁלֹמֹה בְנוֹ בְּירוּשָלָֽיִם
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
David and Solomon his son in Jerusalem
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְאֵלִיָּֽהוּ בְּהַר הַכַּרְמֶל
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Elijah on Mount Carmel
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לֶאֱלִישָׁע בִּירִיחוֹ
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Elisha in Jericho
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְיוֹנָה בִּמְעֵי הַדָּגָה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Jonah in the belly of the fish
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְחִזְקִיָּֽהוּ בְּחָלְיוֹ
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Hezekiah in his illness
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לַחֲנַנְיָה מִישָׁאֵל וַעֲזַרְיָה בְּתוֹךְ כִּבְשַׁן הָאֵשׁ
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Hananiah, Misha’el, and Azariah in the burning furnace
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְדָנִיאֵל בְּגוֹב הָאֲרָיוֹת
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Daniel in the lions’ den
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְמָרְדְּכַי וְאֶסְתֵּר בְּשׁוּשַׁן הַבִּירָה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Mordekhai and Esther in the fortress city Shushan
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְעֶזְרָא בַּגּוֹלָה
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
Ezra in exile
answer us.
מִי שֶׁעָנָה
לְכָל־הַצַּדִּיקִים
וְהַחֲסִידִים
וְהַתְּמִימִים
וְהַיְשָׁרִים
הוּא יַעֲנֵֽנוּ.
May the One who answered
all the righteous,
the pious,
the perfect,
and the upright
answer us.

This egalitarian adaptation of the Me she’Ana seliḥah for the season of Teshuvah was made by Julia Andelman and Lisa Exler in September 2004. This adaptation was originally published as a PDF in pre-Unicode Hebrew. Re-transcribed for posterity in Unicode Hebrew by Aharon Varady in 2016.

Sources

Mi She’anah (Julia Andelman and Lisa Exler, 2004)

 

Notes

Notes
1 Genesis 18.
2 Genesis 21. While Hagar and Yishma’el are generally not invoked in Jewish prayer, the exception to this is on the High Holidays, when they are the centerpiece of the Torah reading on the first day of Rosh HaShanah. During the medieval period, many piyutim (liturgical poems) about Hagar were composed and recited as part of the Torah service.
3 Genesis 25.
4 Genesis 29-30.
5 Genesis 38.
6 Exodus 1.
7 Exodus 2.
8 Judges 4.
9 Ruth 3.
10 I Samuel 1.
 

 

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