Prayers

Mt. Sinai provides traditional prayers in Hebrew, English and transliteration as a courtesy to our community.

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Mourner’s Kaddish

Yit-gadal ve-yit-kadash shemay rabba (Amen)
Be-al-ma dee vra chi-roo-tay ve-yam-lich mal-choo-tay Be-chay-ay-chon oov-yom-ay-chon Oov-chay-yay de-chol bayt Yisrael Ba-agala oov-iz-man kariv ve-imroo amen.
(Amen. Ye-hay she-may rabba me-vorach le-alam ool-al-may al-may-ya.)
Ye-hay she-may rabba me-vorach le-alam ool-al-may al-may-ya.
Yit-barach ve-yish-ta-bach
Ve-yit-pa-ar ve-yit-rom-am ve-yit-nas-say Ve-yit-hadar ve-yit-aleh ve-yit-hal-lal She-may de-kood-sha
(B’rich Hoo)
B’rich hoo.
Le-ayla min kol bir-cha-ta ve-shira-ta
Toosh-be-cha-ta ve-ne-che-ma-ta
Da-amiyran be-alma ve-imroo Amen (Amen)
Ye-hay shlama rabba min she-maya ve-chayyim aleynoo Ve-al kol Yisrael ve-imroo Amen (Amen)
Take 3 steps back and say
Osay shalom bim-ro-mav, hoo ya-a-say shalom Aleynoo ve-al kol Yisrael. Ve-imroo Amen (Amen)


May his great Name grow exalted and sanctified.
Amen
in the world that He created as He willed. May He give reign to His kingship, in your lifetimes and in your days, and in the lifetimes of the entire Family of Israel, swiftly and soon.
Amen

May His great Name be blessed forever and ever.

Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled, mighty, upraised, and lauded be the Name of the Holy One,
Blessed is He
beyond any blessing and song, praise and consolation that are uttered in the world.
Amen

Take three steps back, bow and say,
“He who makes peace in His heights,”
bow right and say,
“may He make peace upon us,”
bow forward and say,
“and upon all Israel.”

Mourner remains standing in place for a few moments, then takes three steps forward

 

Eil Malei Rachamim (Male)

E-l malei rachamim,
shochayn bam’romim,
ham-tzay m’nucha n’chona
al kanfay Hash’china,
b’ma-alot k’doshim ut-horim
k’zo-har haraki-a mazhirim,
et nishmat (Name of the Deceased)
she-halach l-olamo,
ba-avur sheb’li neder etayn tz’dakah
b’ad hazkarat nishmato.
B’gan Ayden t’hay m’nuchato;
la-chayn Ba-al Harachamim
yas-tiray-hu b’sayter k’nafav l’olamim,
v’yitz-ror bitz-ror hacha-yim et nishmato, Ado-nay Hu na-chalato, v’yanu-ach b’shalom al mishkavo.
V’nomar: Amayn.


Exalted, compassionate G-d, grant perfect peace in Your sheltering Presence, among the holy and the pure who shine with the splendor of the firmament, to the soul of our dear ________ who has gone to his eternal home. Master of mercy, remember all his worthy deeds in the land of the living. May his soul be bound up in the bond of life. May his memory always inspire us to attain dignity and holiness in life. May he rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Personal Meditation

Compassionate G-d, at this time of remembrance, I offer my prayers on behalf of ___. Keep his beloved soul in Your providential care. May his memory and the goodness which he wrought in his life find continuity in my life, and unto all eternity.

Personal thoughts may be added.

 

Eil Malei Rachamim (Female)

E-l malei rachamim,
shochayn bam’romim,
ham-tzay m’nucha n’chona
al kanfay Hash’china,
b’ma-alot k’doshim ut-horim
k’zo-har haraki-a mazhirim,
et nishmat (Name of the Deceased)
she-halcha l-olamah,
ba-avur sheb’li neder etayn tz’dakah
b’ad hazkarat nishmatah.
B’Gan Ayden t’hay m’nuchatah;
la-chayn Ba-al Harachamim
yas-tire-ha b’sayter k’nafav l’olamim,
v’yitz-ror bitz-ror hacha-yim et nishmatah, Ado-nay Hu na-chalatah, v’tanu-ach b’shalom al mishkavah.
V’nomar: Amayn.


Exalted, compassionate G-d, grant perfect peace in Your sheltering Presence, among the holy and the pure who shine with the splendor of the firmament, to the soul of our dear ________ who has gone to her eternal home. Master of mercy, remember all his worthy deeds in the land of the living. May her soul be bound up in the bond of life. May her memory always inspire us to attain dignity and holiness in life. May she rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Personal Meditation

Compassionate G-d, at this time of remembrance, I offer my prayers on behalf of ___. Keep her beloved soul in Your providential care. May her memory and the goodness which she wrought in her life find continuity in my life, and unto all eternity.

Personal thoughts may be added.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

At a time of loss, great comfort comes from embracing the rich traditions of our Jewish faith.