tagged: תחינות teḥinot

 

תְּחִינָה לִשָּׁבוּעוֺת נאָך ליכט צינדן | Tkhine upon Candlelighting at the Onset of Shavuot

This tekhina (supplication) upon candlelighting for Shavuot in Hebrew and Yiddish appears in the Maḥzor for Shavuot Rav Peninim (Vilna 1911) although we are uncertain whether it first appeared here. We welcome your help in correctly attributing and translating it. . . .

A Vaccine Prayer, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2021)

A prayer upon receiving a vaccination for COVID. . . .

Inauguration Day Prayer for the Government of the United States, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org 2021)

A prayer for the government of the United States of America on the day of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. . . .

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. . . .

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). . . .

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. . . .

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 David Wolpe at the Democratic National Convention (2012)

The full text of Rabbi David Wolpe’s benediction offered at the end of the second day of the Democratic National Convention, September 6th, 2012. . . .

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. . . .

תפילה להצבעה | A Prayer for Voting with a Pledge to Help Repair the World, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

This prayer is broadly speaking a prayer that we learn to work together to create a better future, and it incorporates a pledge to do one thing for healing the world, for tikkun olam, that will make this future a reality. It’s not a prayer about winning or getting other people to see things our way, like some of the others I’ve seen. Whomever we support, we need to pray for strength for the next president, and for the whole country, to face what will be challenging times. . . .

Invocation by Rabbi David Saperstein at the Democratic National Convention (2008)

The full text of Rabbi David Saperstein’s invocation offered on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, August 8th, 2008. . . .

תפילה לתורם דם | The Blood Donor’s Prayer, by Elli Fischer

A prayer to be recited upon donating blood. In Israel, there are major blood drives around the times of Rosh Hashana and Pesaḥ, so the prayer borrows themes from both of those holidays. It emphasizes both the tzedaka aspect of blood donation and the ancient symbolic resonances of blood sacrifice. . . .

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 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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

אַ געבעט פאַר דער אימונירונג | תְּפִלָּה לִפְנֵי חִסּוּן | Prayer before a Vaccination, by Hannah Katsman

A prayer in Hebrew to be said before a vaccination, with Yiddish and English translation. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

Blessing for Myself and for You, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A poem-blessing for trailblazers of many kinds, to honor everyday courage and to inspire trust and self-compassion. . . .

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. . . .

תְּפִילַת הוֹלְכִים לְאוּנִיבֶרְסִיטָה | Prayer for Those Leaving Home for University, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

A prayer for the safety and success of those leaving home to go off to college and university. When children go off to college, parents can feel worried about the future of their children. Empty-nest syndrome can set in and spiritual guidance is often needed. This prayer uses the idioms of Biblical and siddur language to create a text for parents who worry about their children’s future as they head off on their own. It could be said 49 days after Tekufat Tammuz in the diaspora (August 28 or 29 after a leap year – approximately the time when college terms begin in the US) or on the first Saturday after Shmini Atzeret ba’aretz (approximately when college terms begin in Israel) . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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

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

Invocation by Rabbi Ronne Friedman at the Democratic National Convention (2004)

The full text of Rabbi Ronne Friedman’s invocation offered on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, July 29th, 2004. . . .

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. . . .

תפלת הים | Prayer for a Seaship Voyage, or During a Storm at Sea (1837)

A prayer for those traveling over water on a sea or ocean voyage. . . .

Prayer During a Storm at Sea, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

A prayer for when traveling conditions become perilous on an ocean voyage. . . .

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. . . .

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

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

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 Adar 5781 and the world that’s on its way, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A blessing for us and the year ahead from the last month of the Jewish calendar year. . . .

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. . . .

Invocation by Rabbi Irving Greenberg at the Democratic National Convention (2000)

The full text of Rabbi Irving Greenberg’s invocation offered on the third day of the Democratic National Convention, August 16th, 2000. . . .

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 . . .

Benediction by Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz at the Democratic National Convention (1996)

The full text of Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz’s invocation offered at the Democratic National Convention, August 27th, 1996. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 29 November 2019

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 29 November 2019. . . .