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יִגְדַּל מֻתְקָן | Yigdal (adapted), by Havurat Shalom (2014/2022)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=52598 יִגְדַּל מֻתְקָן | Yigdal (adapted), by Havurat Shalom (2014/2022) 2023-09-07 20:46:25 This adaptation of Yigdal, appears in <a href="https://opensiddur.org/?p=47900"><span class="hebrew">מַחְזוֹר בִּרְכַּת שָׁלוֹם</span> <em>Maḥzor Birkat Shalom, an egalitarian Rosh haShanah & Yom Kippur maḥzor</em></a> (Havurat Shalom 2014/2022), at the end of the Maariv service, pp. 62-63. Text the Open Siddur Project the Ḥavurat Shalom Siddur Project the Ḥavurat Shalom Siddur Project Daniel ben Yehudah Dayyan https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ the Ḥavurat Shalom Siddur Project https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Arvit l'Shabbat Morning Baqashot פיוטים piyyutim 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. יגדל yigdal statements of belief
Yigdal is a poetic summary of Maimonides’ thirteen articles of Jewish faith. Disputes about the validity of these articles of faith are as old as the articles themselves.


Source (Hebrew)Translation (English)
יִגְדַּל אֱלֹהִים חַי וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח,
נִמְצָא וְאֵין עֵת אֶל מְצִיאוּתוֹ.
The Living God is ever-growing and praiseworthy.
God is eternally present, God’s existence is timeless.
אֶחָד וְאֵין יָחִיד כְּיִחוּדוֹ,
נֶעְלָם וְגַם אֵין סוֹף לְאַחְדּוּתוֹ.
God is One, unique in Oneness;
God’s Oneness is mysterious and endless.
אֵין לוֹ דְמוּת הַגּוּף וְאֵינוֹ גּוּף,
לֹא נַעֲרֹךְ אֵלָיו קְדֻשָּׁתוֹ.
God has no body, nor image of a body.
Nothing compares with God’s holiness.
קַדְמוֹן לְכׇל־דָּבָר אֲשֶׁר נִבְרָא,
רִאשׁוֹן וְאֵין רֵאשִׁית לְרֵאשִׁיתוֹ.
God preceded all created things.
There is no beginning but God’s.
הִנּוֹ אֶֽדֶן עוֹלָם,
וְכׇל־נוֹצָר יוֹרֶה גְּדֻלָּתוֹ וּמַלְכוּתוֹ.
God is the Foundation of the world.
Every creature teaches God’s greatness and unity.
שֶֽׁפַע נְבוּאָתוֹ נְתָנוֹ
אֶל אַנְשֵׁי סְגֻלָּתוֹ וְתִפְאַרְתּוֹ.
God has given abundant prophecy
to seers reflecting God’s extraordinary beauty.
לֹא קָם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּמֹשֶׁה עוֹד נָבִיא
וּמַבִּיט אֶת־תְּמוּנָתוֹ.
No prophet has arisen in Israel like Moses,
whose vision touched the Ultimate.
תּוֹרַת אֱמֶת נָתַן לְעַמּוֹ אֵל,
עַל יַד נְבִיאוֹ נֶאֱמַן בֵּיתוֹ.
God gave Israel Torah, for us to discern truth;
it was given through Moses, God’s faithful prophet.
לֹא יַחֲלִיף הָאֵל וְלֹא יָמִיר דָּתוֹ
לְעוֹלָמִים לְזוּלָתוֹ.
God will never alter essential truths:
they are in the fabric of the universe.
צוֹפֶה וְיוֹדֵֽעַ סְתָרֵֽינוּ,
מַבִּיט לְסוֹף דָּבָר בְּקַדְמָתוֹ.
God knows our hidden thoughts and feelings.
God foresees the outcome from the onset.
שׁוֹמֵר לְעוֹשֶׂה חֶֽסֶד תְּמִימוּת נַּפְשׁוֹ,
נוֹתֵן לְעוֹשֶׂה רָע יַד לִתְשׁוּבָתוֹ.
God protects the integrity of the righteous’ soul,
and gives a helping hand for evildoers to repent.
יִשְׁלַח לְקֵץ יָמִין מְשִׁיחֵֽנוּ,
לִפְדּוֹת מְחַכֵּי קֵץ יְשׁוּעָתוֹ.
God will send redemption at the end of days
to free those longing to be saved.
מֵתִים יְחַיֶּה אֵל בְּרֹב חַסְדּוֹ,
בָּרוּךְ עֲדֵי עַד שֵׁם תְּהִלָּתוֹ׃
With great love, God will restore life to the dead.
Endless blessings and praise to You, God.

This adaptation of Yigdal, appears in מַחְזוֹר בִּרְכַּת שָׁלוֹם Maḥzor Birkat Shalom, an egalitarian Rosh haShanah & Yom Kippur maḥzor (Havurat Shalom 2014/2022), at the end of the Maariv service, pp. 62-63.

The original philosophical-creed-as-piyyut, Yigdal, by Daniel ben Judah Dayyan. Yigdal means “Magnify [O Living God]” and is based on the 13 Articles of Faith formulated by Maimonides (1135-1204). Daniel ben Judah spent eight years improving his piyyut, completing Yigdal in 1404.






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