Commenting on Aleinu’s prominence in Jewish prayer services, Ismar Elbogen, a 20th-century scholar of Jewish liturgy, said it was certainly significant that “the. Aleinu. עלינו Aleinu leshabeach laAdon haKol, laTet g’dulah l’yotzer b’reshit Sourc​e: The Standard Prayer book by Simeon Singer () (public domain). Read, understand and practice the prayer Aleinu – Originally from the Rosh Hashanah morning service, Aleinu is now a part of every service of the year.

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Rav was the first to institute the Aleinu into the service. However, other Jews believe the prophet Joshua wrote the prayer after conquering Jerichosignifying the Israelites as a superior nation among nations.

This is symbolic of bowing to God and being humbled in his presence. Many different sects within Judaism have eliminated various verses in the prayer over time.

For centuries Jews in Eastern Europe were attacked by the Church if caught reciting this verse in alein Aleinu prayer. However, most Sephardic and Israeli siddurim leave this verse in the Aleinu. In the Diaspora, Jews did not want to be singled-out in society, merely because they were Jews. Aleinu le’shabeiach la’adon hakol, lateit gedulah leyotzeir bereshit, she’lo asanu ke’goyei ha’aratzot, ve’lo samanu ke’mishpechot ha’adamah, she’lo sam chelkeinu kahem, ve’goraleinu ke’chol hamonam.


Aleinu – עָלֵינוּ

Va’anachnu korim, u’mishtachavim, u’modim, lifnei melech, malchei ham’lachim, hakadosh baruch Hu. She’hu noteh shamayim, ve’yoseid aretz, u’moshav yikaro bashamayim mi-ma’al, u’sh’chinat u-zo be’gavhei me’romim.

Hu Eloheinu, ein laeinu. Emet malkeinu, efes zulato. Kakatuv be’torato, ve’yadata hayom, ve’hashevota Eil le’vavecha.

Ki Adonai, Hu ha-Elohim, bashamayim mi-ma’al, ve’al ha’aretz mi-tachat. It is our duty to praise the Master of all, to acclaim the greatness of the One who forms all creation.

For God did not make us like the nations of other lands, and did not make us the same as other families of the Earth. God did not place us in the same situations as others, and our destiny is not the same as anyone else’s.

The One who spread out the heavens, and made the foundations of the Earth, and whose precious dwelling is in the heavens prqyer, and whose powerful Presence is in the highest heights.

Adonai is our God, there is none else. Our God is truth, and nothing else compares. As it is written in Your Torah: There is no other.

Jewish Prayers: Aleinu

And for all living flesh to call Your name, and for all the wicked of the Earth to turn to You. May all the world’s inhabitants recognize and know that to Payer every knee must bend and every tongue must swear loyalty. Before You, Adonai, our God, may all bow down, and give honor to Your precious name, and may all take upon themselves the yoke of Your rule.


And may You reign over them soon and forever and always.

Because all rule is Yours alone, and You will rule in honor forever and ever. The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia. Who wrote the Aleinu? Download our mobile app for on-the-go access to the Aleini Virtual Library. Blessing over Bread Ha’Motzi. Hymn for Shabbat Day. Blessing for Affixing a Mezuza. Blessing for Putting on a Tallit.

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