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The text is from the Yom Kippur eve liturgy. The melody brims over with penitence and joy of the spirit.

Darkecho Elokeinu

Darkecho Elokeinu


Darkecho Elokeinu

The text is from the Yom Kippur eve liturgy. The melody brims over with penitence and joy of the spirit.
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Dar-ke-cha elo-kei-nu le-ha-a-rich a-pe-cha lo-ra-im ve-la-to-vim ve-hi se-hi-la-se-cha.
Le-ma-an-cha e-lo-kei-nu a-sei ve-lo la-nu re-ei a-mi-da-sei-nu da-lim ve-rei-kim.


Our G-d, Thou art forbearing toward the evil and the good; That is Thy praise. For Thy sake, not for ours, grant our request. See how we stand before Thee, humble and lacking in Virtue.


Musical Notes

The text is from the High Holiday eve liturgy. The melody brims over with penitence and joy of the spirit. The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, introduced it on the holiday of Simchat Torah of the year 1955.

Music notes courtesy of Kehot Publication Society and Chabad Melodies by Eli Lipsker and Velvel Pasternak.
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Robert Kunkel St. Thomas USVI July 5, 2013

My soul is touched! Darkecha elokeinu and the post before me best articulate how I feel in my search on this day. Reply

Manni December 28, 2011

help where does this song come from? Reply

Evette September 28, 2009

this song is very inspiring for the high holidays Reply

Rafi Metz Denver, CO January 22, 2009

Darchecha Elokeinu Thanks! - I found it, finally, it's in the Maariv Selichot for Yom Kippur [sefard - not sure if it's in ashenaz] - thanks for the info - I'll look to see the complete piyut -
thanks again! Reply

Chani Benjaminson, January 20, 2009

Re: Selichot I apologize for the delay while researching the issue. This piyut (liturgical poem), Darkecha Elokeinu, is recited during the Yom Kippur evening prayers -- not during Selichot as was previously erroneously stated on the page above.

The words of the song are actually the refrain of the (much longer) piyut, composed by Yosi son of Yosi, the first such composer that we know of by name from Mishnaic times. In most communities the entire poem is not sung, only the few lines of Darkecha Elokeinu.

Click here to see the complete piyut.

(With thanks to my brother Shalom Hazan for researching the matter.) Reply

Rafi Simcha Denver, CO January 15, 2009

Selichot I've scoured the Selichot section and can't find this - I really want to see the Hebrew and not the transliteration - it's SO beautiful - can you help me find it?
Thanks Reply

Chani Benjaminson, November 11, 2008

Chabad music The music on this page is a Chabad melody, you can also find many more selections at this link. Reply

Aharon Niederman Los Angeles, CA November 11, 2008

where can i listen to jewish chabad music on the net?
Thank You Reply

Meir Ashdod, Israel October 12, 2006

My soul is touched!
I feel like I am at home. Reply

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