Av Ha’Rachamim Shochen Me’romim


Av Ha’Ra’cha’mim Sho’chen Me’ro’mim, Be’Ra’cha’mav Ha’A’tzu’mim Hu Yif’kod Be’Ra’cha’mim Ha’Cha’si’dim Ve’Ha’Ye’sha’rim Ve’Ha’Tmi’mim, Kehi’lot Ha’Ko’desh She’Mas’ru Naf’sham Al Ke’du’shat Ha’Shem. Ha’Ne’e’ha’vim Ve’Ha’Ne’I’mim Be’Cha’yei’hem U’Ve’Mo’tam Lo Nif’ra’du.

MiN’sharim Ka’lu u’Me’A’ra’yot Ga’ve’ru, La’a’sot Re’tzon Ko’nam Ve’Che’fetz Tzu’ram. Yis’ke’rem E’lo’kei’nu Le’To’va Im She’ar Tza’di’kei O’lam, Ve’Yin’kom Nik’mat Dam A’va’de’cha Ha’Sha’fuch. Ka’Ka’tuv Be’To’rat Mo’she Ish Ha’E’lo’him: “Har’ni’nu Go’yim A’mo, Ki Dam A’va’dav Yi’kom Ve’Na’kam Ya’shiv Le’Tza’rav Ve’Chi’per Ad’ma’to A’mo. Ve’Al Ye’dei A’va’de’cha HaN’vi’im Ka’tuv Lei’mor: “Ve’Ni’kei’ti Da’mam Lo Ni’kei’ti, Va’A’do’shem Sho’chen Be’Tzion.”

 U’Ve’Chit’vei Ha’Ko’desh Ne’e’mar: “La’ma Yom’ru Ha’Go’yim A’yeh E’lo’hei’hem?

Yi’va’da Ba’Go’yim Le’Ei’nei’nu Nik’mat Dam A’va’de’cha Ha’Sha’fuch.”

Ve’O’mer: “Ki Do’resh Da’mim O’tam Za’char. Lo Sha’chach Tza’a’kat A’na’vim.”

Ve’O’mer: “Ya’din Ba’Go’yim Ma’leh Gvi’ot, Ma’chatz Rosh Al E’retz Ra’ba. Mi’Na’chal Ba’De’rech Yish’teh, Al Ken Ya’rim Rosh.”


May the All Merciful Father who dwells in the supernal heights, in His profound compassion, remember with mercy the pious, the upright and the perfect ones – the holy communities who gave their lives for the sanctification of the Divine Name. They were beloved and pleasant in their lives, and even in their death were not parted from Him; they were swifter than eagles and stronger than lions to carry out the will of their Maker and the desire of their Creator. May our God remember them with favor together with the other righteous of the world, and avenge the spilled blood of His servants, as is written in the Torah of Moses, the man of God: “O nations, sing the praises of His people, for He will avenge the blood of His servants, bring retribution upon His foes, and placate His land – His people. And by Your servants the Prophets it is written as follows: “I will cleanse the nations of their wrongdoings, but for the shedding of Jewish blood I will not cleanse them; the Lord dwells in Zion.” And in the Holy Writings it is said: “Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?’’ Let there be known among the nations, before our eyes, the retribution of the spilled blood of Your servants. And it is said: “For the Avenger of bloodshed is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the downtrodden.” Further it is said: “He will render judgment upon the nations, and they will be filled with corpses. He will crush heads over a vast area, He will drink from the stream on the way; therefore Israel will hold its head high.”