Yom Rishon, 4 Tishri 5778
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אֶלֹהַי וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתַי וְאִמּוֹתַי

Elohai vElohei avotai v’imotai

My God and God of all who have gone before me, Author of life and death, I turn to You in trust. Although I pray for life and health, I know that I am mortal. If my life must soon come to an end, let me die, I pray, at peace.

If only my hands were clean and my heart pure! I confess that I have committed sins and left much undone, yet I know also the good that I did or tried to do. May my acts of goodness give meaning to my life, and may my errors be forgiven.

Protector of the bereaved and the helpless, watch over my loved ones. Into Your hand I commit my spirit; redeem it, O God of mercy and truth.

(As the end approaches, the following is said with or for the dying person:)

ײֳ מֶלֶףְ, ײֳ מָלָףְ, ײֳ יִמְלֹףְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד

Adonai melech, Adonai malach, Adonai yimloch l’olam va-ed.

God reigns; God has reigned; God will reign forever and ever.

בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד

Baruch shem k’vod malchuto l’olam va’ed.

Blessed be God’s name whose glorious dominion is forever and ever.

ײֳ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים

Adonai Hu ha-Elohim.

Adonai is God.

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל: ײֳ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, ײֳ אֶחָד

Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai eloheinu Adonai echad!

Hear, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One.

THOSE WHO ARE PRESENT

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל: ײֳ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, ײֳ אֶחָד

Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai eloheinu Adonai echad!

Hear, O Israel: Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.

(After the moment of death:)

ײֳ נָתַ וַײָ ן לָקָח, לָקָח יְהִי שֵׁם ײֳ מְבֹרָךְ

Adonai natan vAdonailakach. Y’hi shem Adonai m’vorach.

God gave and God has taken away; blessed be the name of God.

בָּרוּךְ דַּיַּן הָאֱמֶת  

Baruch Dayan haemet.

Blessed be the Judge of truth.