Answer us, Hidden Light, answer us.
Answer us, Searcher of Hearts, answer us.
Answer us, Bestower of Loving Kindness, answer us.
Answer us, Souls' Core, answer us.
Answer us, Majestic Splendor, answer us.
Answer us, Faithful and Whole, answer us.
Answer us, Who remembers Her little ones, answer us.
Answer us, Life of the Universe, answer us.
Answer us, Secret and Pure, answer us.
Answer us, Who fashioned us in the womb, answer us.
Answer us, Crown of Secrets, answer us.
Answer us, Heart of the Seas, answer us.
Answer us, Who brings good news to Zion, answer us.
Answer us, Tiger with Her cubs, answer us.
Answer us, Sukkah of Peace, answer us.
Answer us, Helper of the Destitute, answer us.
Answer us, Who spreads Her wings over us, answer us.
Answer us, Rock who birthed us, answer us.
Answer us, Near to those who call Her, answer us.
Answer us, Healer of Broken Hearts, answer us.
Answer us, Shekhinah Who dwells among us, answer us.
Answer us, Our Hope and our Beloved, answer us.

Aninu or ha-ganuz, aninu,
Aninu bokhenet levavot, aninu
Aninu gomelet khasadim, aninu
Aninu dvir neshamot, aninu
Aninu hod melukhah, aninu
Aninu vatikah u-shlemah, aninu
Aninu zokheret yonkehah, aninu
Aninu hayat 'olamim, aninu
Aninu temirah u-varah, aninu
Aninu yotzartenu ba-veten, aninu
Aninu keter starim, aninu
Aninu libat ha-yamim, aninu
Aninu mevasaret Tziyon, aninu
Aninu nemerah 'al gurehah, aninu
Aninu sukat sh'lomenu, aninu
Aninu ezrat evyonim, aninu
Aninu poreset k'nafehah aleynu, aninu
Aninu tzur yeliditanu, aninu
Aninu k'roavh ke-korehah, aninu
Aninu rofat shvurey lev, aninu
Aninu Shekhinah ha-shokhenet betokhenu...
Aninu tikvatenu, yedidateynu, aninu.

עָנִינוּ אוֹר הַגָּנוּז, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ בּוֹחֶנֶת לְבָבוֹת, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ גּוֹמֶלֶת חֲסָדִים, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ דְּבִיר נְשָׁמוֹת עָנִינוּ

עָנִינוּ הוֹד מְלוּכָה, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ וַתִּיקָה וּשְׁלֵמָה,
 עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ זוֹכֶרֶת יוֹנְקֶיהָ, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ חַיַּת עוֹלָמִים, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ טְמִירָה וּבָרָה, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ יוֹצָרְתֵנוּ בְּבֶטֶן, עָנִינוּ

  עָנִינוּ כֶּתֶר סְתָרִים, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ לִבַּת הַיָּמִים, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ מְבַשֶּׂרֶת צִיּוֹן, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ נְמֵרָה עַל גּוּרֶיהָ, עָנִינוּ

עָנִינוּ סֻכַּת שְׁלוֹמֵנוּ, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ עֶזְרַת אֶבְיוֹנִים, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ פּוֹרֶשֶׁת כְּנָפֶיהָ עָלֵינוּ, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ צוּר יְלִידְּתָנוּ, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ קְרוֹבָה לְקוֹרְאֶיהָ, עָנִינוּ,
עָנִינוּ רוֹפְאַת שְׁבוּרֵי לֵב, עָנִינוּ

עָנִינוּ שְׁכִינָה הַשּׁוֹכֶנֶת בְּתוֹכֵנוּ,
עָנִינוּ, עָנִינוּ תִּקְוָתֵנוּ יְדִידָתֵנוּ, עָנִינוּ


From the Selikhot service compiled by Yaffa Weisman and Rachel Adler for the Los Angeles Feminist Center, 1991. Used with permission of Rachel Adler.

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