Aninu Shechina — Answer us, Shechina

Found In: Month of Elul, Yom Kippur

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By Yaffa Weisman | Prayer

Aninu Sh'khinah, aninu.

Aninu shoma'at kolenu, aninu.
Aninu kalat l'vavenu, aninu.
Aninu yoda'at yameinu, aninu.
Aninu notenet chayeinu, aninu.
Aninu homah k'nafshenu, aninu.

Aninu Immenu. aninu.

Aninu em ha-banot, aninu.
Aninu misgav imahot, aninu.
Aninu nefesh achot, aninu.
Aninu v'yadanu emet, aninu.

Respond Shekhina to us, please answer.
Respond to our voices, please answer.
Respond Bride of Our Hearts, please answer.
Respond Crone of Our Days, please answer.
Respond Giver of Life, please answer.
Respond Sounder of Souls, please answer.

Respond, oh Mother, please answer.

Respond Mother of Daughters, please answer.
Respond Refuge of Mothers, please answer.
Respond Sister of Souls, please answer.
Respond and enlighten our lives, please answer. 

From the Selichot Service of the L.A. Jewish Feminist Center, compiled by Rachel Adler and Yaffa Weisman, Aug.31, 1991. Used with the permission of Rachel Adler.