Kabel rinat amcha sagveinu,
Barchem taharem, rachamei tzidkatcha
Chasin kadosh berov tuvcha,
Yachid ge'eh le'amcha p'neh,
Shavateinu kabel ushma tza'akateinu,
(Baruch shem k'vod malchuto
WE BEG THEE
We beg thee
with the strength and greatness of thy right arm-
Untangle our knotted fate.
Accept your people's song,
elevate and purify us
Please, heroic one,
those who pursue your uniqueness-
guard them as the pupil of an eye.
Bless them, purify them, pity them,
may your righteousness always reward them.
Powerful and Holy One,
in goodness lead your flock.
Unique and proud one, to your people turn,
who remember your holiness.
Accept our cries, and hear our screams,
oh knower of mysteries.
(Blessed is the name of his noble kingdom
forever and ever.)
|The "Ana Bekoach is a Kabbalistic poem of unknown authorship, |
although traditionally it is attributed to a sage of the second century, Rabbi Nehunia ben HaKana.
It pleads for Israel's redemption from exile.
Its seven lines of six words each - their first letters spelling out a secret divine name - have served as the basis of much mystical speculation.
The Ana Bekoach prayer is recited every morning during the Shacharit service
and also on Friday evening during the Kabbalat Shabbbat Service just prior
to the singing of Lecha Dodi.
|Shuli Natan Uvnot Mesilot|
|Shirona (alternate version)|
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