tagged: תחינות teḥinot

 

תחנה פאר די ליכט מאכין אום ערב יום כפור | Tkhine for Candlemaking on Erev Yom Kippur, by Sarah bat Tovim (ca. early 18th c.)

This is the tkhine for candlemaking on erev Yom Kippur as found in Sarah bat Tovim’s Tkhine of Three Gates, likely written by her sometime in the early 18th century. . . .

Am Tage vor dem neuen Jahre oder dem Versöhnungsfeste, wenn man die Gräber besucht | [Prayer] for when you visit the graves on Erev Rosh haShanah or Yom Kippur before the Seudah Mafseket, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer offered on erev Rosh haShanah or Yom Kippur to visit the local Jewish cemetery. . . .

Betrachtung am Neujahrsund Versöhnungstage | Meditation on Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A meditation on Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippurim. . . .

Benediction by Rabbi Lauren Berkun at the Democratic National Convention (2020)

The full text of Rabbi Lauren Berkun’s benediction offered at the end of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, 20 August 2020. . . .

Prayer for a Sick Child, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A mother’s prayer for an ill infant or child. . . .

A Wife’s Prayer for Matrimonial Happiness, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a woman contemplating her relationship with her husband in marriage. . . .

A Widow’s Prayer, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a woman and mother who has lost her husband and is contemplating desperate circumstances. . . .

[Prayer] on the Anniversary of a Parent’s Death (יאָרצײַט‎), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a daughter for mourning on the yortseit of one or both of her parents. . . .

Prayer for the Evening of the Day of Atonement (נעילה), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a woman pleading for atonement in the final service of Yom Kippur at sunset. . . .

A Mini-Seliḥot, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

One small request to accompany the seliḥot service. . . .

Prayer for Shmini Atseret (שמיני עצרת), by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a woman celebrating Shmini Atseret. . . .

Prayer for the Feast of Purim, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a woman celebrating Purim. . . .

[Prayer] for the Last Days of Passover, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a woman celebrating the final days of Passover yontef. . . .

Prayer for a young maiden, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a “young maiden” — a girl before her bat mitsvah. . . .

Prayer in Heavy Sickness, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a woman struggling with a life-threatening illness or injury. . . .

Thanksgiving for Deliverance, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of gratitude for a woman who has survived dangerous circumstances. . . .

Prayer for Patience and Strength in Adversity, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a woman experiencing desperation under difficult circumstances. . . .

Prayer After Safe Delivery [in Childbirth], by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a woman following the birth of her infant child. . . .

Prayer on the Approach of Childbirth, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a pregnant woman before she goes into labor. . . .

A Wife’s Prayer whose Husband is on a Journey, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of a wife on behalf of her husband traveling. . . .

Prayer for an Orphan, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer of an orphan after the death of one or both of her parents. . . .

[Prayer] at a Mother’s Grave, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a daughter mounrning at the grave of her mother. . . .

[Prayer] at the Grave of a Child, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a woman mounrning at the grave of her child. . . .

[Prayer] at the Grave of a Brother or Sister, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for a woman visiting the grave of her brother or sister. . . .

Prayer on the Ninth Day of Aḅ תשעה באב the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the 9th of Av, the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. . . .

Night Prayer, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer before going to sleep at night. . . .

Meditations on the Life of Moses, Our Great Legislator, Appointed for the 7th Adar, the Anniversary of his Death, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A meditation on the life and person of Mosheh Rabbeinu for the 7th of Adar. . . .

Prayer on the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A paraliturgical prayer for the New Moon on Rosh Ḥodesh. . . .

Prayer on the Sabbath Previous to the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A paraliturgical prayer for the New Month offered on Shabbat Mevorkhim. . . .

Meditation on the Holy Sabbath, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer reflecting on the meaning of the Sabbath day. . . .

Prayer of a Mother on the Grave of Her Child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a mother grieving over the death of her child. . . .

Prayer for Resignation Under Injuries, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a person suffering under grievous injuries and dying. . . .

Prayer for Salvation in the Future State (Olam haBa), by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a person dying and imagining their possible afterlife. . . .

Prayer on the Grave of a Sister, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a sister mourning at the grave of her sister. . . .

Prayer on the Grave of a Brother, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a sister mourning at the grave of her brother. . . .

Prayer for a Widow at the Grave of Her Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a wife grieving over the death of her husband. . . .

Prayer of an Orphan, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a person who has lost their parent or parents. . . .

Prayer of Thanksgiving on Recovering from Sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A thanksgiving prayer on recovering from a serious illness. . . .

Prayer in sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A supplication made during a period of debilitating illness. . . .

Prayer of a mother for her sick infant child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A supplication of a mother for her sick infant child. . . .

Prayer of a Wife for a Sick Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A supplication of a wife for the recovery of her ill husband. . . .

Prayer for the Feast of Dedication: חנוכה, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for festival of Ḥanukkah. . . .

Prayer for the Sabbath, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the Sabbath day. . . .

Prayer on Becoming Responsible as to Religious Duties, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for a young woman on her Bat Mitsvah on becoming responsible for observing her mitsvot. . . .

Prayer on the Day of Circumcision, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for a mother on the day of her son’s circumcision. . . .

Prayers Previous to Initiation on Attaining the Age of Twelve, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for a young woman on her Bat Mitsvah. . . .

Prayer on the Anniversary of the Death of a Parent (יאָרצײַט), by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of a daughter on the yahrzeit of her mother or father. . . .

Prayer for Parents, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer by a daughter on behalf of her parents. . . .

[Prayer] on a Birthday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer of gratitude on a regular birthday. . . .

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Friday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the sixth day of the week. . . .

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Thursday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the fifth day of the week. . . .

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Wednesday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the fourth day of the week. . . .

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Tuesday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the third day of the week. . . .

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Monday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer for the second day of the week. . . .

Morning Prayer, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

A prayer upon rising in the morning. . . .

Prayer for the Close of the Sabbath, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for the Sabbath Day. . . .

[Prayer] for the Sabbath Day, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for the Sabbath Day. . . .

תפילת הדרך | Tefilat haDerekh, a prayer for peace (trans. Rabbi David Seidenberg, neohasid.org)

In this Tefilat haDerekh (the prayer for travel), I’ve made a synthesis of Ashkenazi and Sefardi nusaḥ. Even though the translation is pretty close to literal in most places, it comes across as an extraordinary and activist prayer for peace. So I think of this prayer not just as a prayer for the beginning a physical journey, but for any spiritual journey, and especially for any campaign or action for justice and peace that a person or group might undertake. When applied to activism, the “enmity and ambush and theft and predation” we ask to be rescued from could also be interpreted as hatred, deceit, jealousy, and aggression, i.e., the kinds of feelings that cause people to work against each other, even within an organization, instead of working together. I first used this version of the prayer at the beginning of a tour of Israel and Palestine focused on the human rights and non-violent resistance, when the group passed through the first checkpoint of the trip. . . .

Prière pour demander la subsistance | Prayer for sustenance, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer for parnassah (livelihood) for someone impoverished or in danger of poverty. . . .

Dans un temps de calamité publique | [Prayer] in a time of public calamity, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer during an event of immanent communal danger and distress. . . .

Actions de graces après un événement heu-reux | Thanksgiving after a joyful reprieve, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer of gratitude after a dangerous and distressing situation is resolved for the good. . . .

Acte d’humilité | Act of humility, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A paraliturgical prayer for cultivating humility modeled after the morning prayer, Ribon haOlamim. . . .

Supplique dans un malheur ou dans un chagrin | Supplication in misfortune or in grief, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer in severe distress. . . .

Prière de table d’un enfant | A Child’s Table Prayer, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A birkat hamazon for children. . . .

Prière après l’instruction | A Child’s Prayer After School, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer for children after school. . . .

Prière d’un enfant pour un malade | A child’s prayer for a sick person, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A child’s prayer for someone suffering from an illness. . . .

Prière d’un enfant pour son père et sa mère | A child’s prayer for their parents, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A child’s prayer for the well-being of their parents. . . .

Prière avant l’instruction | A Child’s Prayer Before School, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer for children before school. . . .

Prière du soir pour un enfant | A Child’s Evening Prayer, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

An evening, bedtime prayer for children. . . .

Prière du Matin d’Un Enfant | A Child’s Morning Prayer, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A morning prayer for children. . . .

Prière quand on se met en voyage | Prayer when you go on a journey, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer for travel. . . .

Prière pour une personne qui se met en voyage | Prayer on behalf of a person who goes on a journey, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer on behalf of a friend or relative on their travels. . . .

Gebet einer Mutter am Hochzeitstage ihres Sohnes | Prayer of a mother on her son’s wedding day, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer of a mother on her son’s wedding day. . . .

Gebet einer Mutter am Hochzeitstage ihrer Tochter | Prayer of a mother on her daughter’s wedding day, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer of a mother on her daughter’s wedding day. . . .

An einem allgemeinen Fasttage | [Prayer] on a general (non-fixed) fast day, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A supplicatory prayer on a personal or individual fast day not designated in the Jewish calendar. . . .

Gebet für Eltern | Prayer for [Sick] Parents, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A supplicatory prayer on behalf of an ill mother or father by their child. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 23 October 2020

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 23 October 2020. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Seth Frisch on 5 February 2020

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 5 February 2020. . . .

תפילה למצביעי המדינה | Prayer for the Electorate, by David Zvi Kalman (2016)

A prayer for the electorate to be recited together with the Prayer for Government on the Shabbat before an election (federal, state, or local). . . .

Gebet einer Frau, deren Mann auf Reisen ist | Prayer of a woman whose husband is travelling, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer of a wife whose spouse is away from home, travelling. . . .

Benediction by Rabbi Julie Schonfeld at the Democratic National Convention (2016)

The full text of Rabbi Julie Schonfeld’s benediction offered at the end of the first day of the Democratic National Convention, July 25th, 2016. . . .

Techinah-Book, by Rabbi Simon Glazer (1930)

A collection of teḥinot, in English, edited by Rabbi Simon Glazer. . . .

Prière après l’initiation | Prayer after initiation (of a Bar/Bat Mitsvah), by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer offered by a Bar or Bat Mitsvah after they are confirmed in a public ceremony. . . .

Bénédiction des parents sur leurs enfants — Imposition des mains | Parents’ blessing on their children. — Laying of hands (on a Bar/Bat Mitsvah), by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A blessing given by the parents of a Bar or Bat Mitsvah after they are confirmed in a public ceremony. . . .

Prière des assistants a l’initiation | Prayer of the (Bar/Bat Mitsvah) tutors at the initiation, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer offered by the tutors of a Bar or Bat Mitsvah after they are confirmed in a public ceremony. . . .

Prière du père et de la mère le jour de l’initiation de leur enfant | Prayer of the father and mother on the day of their child’s initiation (as a Bar/Bat Mitsvah), by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer offered by the parents of a Bar or Bat Mitsvah after they are confirmed in a public ceremony. . . .

Prière avant l’initiation | Prayer before initiation (of a Bar/Bat Mitsvah), by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A preliminary prayer offered by a Bar or Bat Mitsvah before they are confirmed in a public ceremony. . . .

Während einer Seefahrt | [Prayer] during an ocean voyage, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer for travel offered during an ocean voyage. . . .

Gebet während eines Sturmes auf der See | Prayer during a storm on the sea, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

A prayer offered during an ocean voyage during dangerous inclement weather conditions. . . .

Prière pour Demander la Lumière Divine | A Prayer for Divine Light [upon candlelighting], by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

A prayer on Erev Shabbat upon lighting the Shabbes Candles, in French with English translation. . . .

תְּפִלָה לְחַג הָעֲבוֹדָה | Prayer for Labor Day, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

This is a petition for the worker in the style of “Av Haraḥamim” and similar texts, using Biblical and Mishnaic language and co-opting it into a new meaning. It could be read after the Torah service (like many other petitionary texts) or focused on in private. The Biblical relationship between God, humanity, and labor is fascinating. Often it is treated as a curse placed upon us, and just as often as the purpose of humanity. In Genesis 3:19 it is the curse placed upon a disobedient First Adam, but less than a chapter earlier in Genesis 2:15 it is the reason for First Adam’s creation in the first place! In the past century or so, traditional Judaism has somewhat tilted away from the ideas of worker’s rights so clearly stated in the Tanakh and in rabbinic texts. Partially this was to disassociate from the Bundists, partially out of fear of “looking too Communist” in a xenophobic American society, and partially because the Jewish working class is nowhere near as substantial a part of the community as it once was. If this text is meant to do anything, it’s to show that love of God and love of the worker aren’t opposed to each other – in fact, they go hand in hand! . . .

תחינה לימי נגיף הקורונה | Supplication for the Days of the Coronavirus (Masorti Movement in Israel 2020)

A prayer disseminated by the Masorti Movement in Israel in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in Israel and around the world. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Barry Block on 10 January 2020

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 10 January 2020. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 30 December 2019

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 30 December 2019. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 26 December 2019

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 26 December 2019. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Elul, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Elul, for Rosh Ḥodesh Elul, and for the whole month. A poem of kindness, rootedness and transformation as we enter into a time of turning and returning. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Av, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Av, for Rosh Ḥodesh Av, and for the whole month. A poem of grieving and gentleness as part of collective liberation. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Nisan, for Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan, and for the whole month. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Adar, for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, and for the whole month. . . .

תְּחִנָה לְשַׁבָּת מְבָרְכִים רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אַדָר | Tkhine for Shabbat Mevorkhim Rosh Ḥodesh Adar ב, on regular non-leap years (1877)

To the best of my ability, this is a faithful transcription of the תְּחִנָה לְשַׁבָּת מְבָרְכִים רֹאשׁ חוֺדֶשׁ אַדָר (“Tkhine for Shabbat Mevorkhim Rosh Ḥodesh Adar [II]”) which appeared in תחנות מקרא קודש (Teḥinot Miqra Qodesh, Widow and Brothers Romm, Vilna 1877). English translation adapted slightly from Techinas: A Voice from the Heart “As Only A Woman Can Pray” by Rivka Zakutinsky (Aura Press, 1992). –A.N. Varady . . .


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