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What is the Beginning of Our Deeds?

By Rabbi Moshe Perets

Kabbalat HaMalchut Receiving of Kingship Prayer

The following Prayer may be said to evoke and Receive God's Kingship over us (during the Eve and the Day of Rosh Hashana)

O God, Your Kingship is exalted, Your throne is established with loving-kindness, and You are seated on it in truth.

It is true that You are the Judge, the One who presents evidence, the Knower and the Witness, who records and seals, who counts and reckons, and You remember all things that are forgotten. You open the Book of Remembrance and it reads itself; every person’s signature is in it…

All created beings pass before You, one by one, like a flock of sheep. As a shepherd examines his flock, so do You cause to pass before You every living soul, and You count, reckon and are mindful of them, and You allocate the fixed portion for the needs of all Your creatures, and inscribe the verdict of their judgment.

But a person’s repentance, prayer and charity avert the strictness of the decree!

For as is Your Name so is Your praise. You are slow to anger and easy to pacify, for You do not desire the death of one deserving death, but that he return from his sinful path and live.

And even until the day of his death You wait for him; if he will but repent, You will welcome him at once.

Truly, You are their Creator and You know their evil inclination, for they are but flesh and blood.

A person’s origin is dust and his end is unto dust. He earns his bread at the risk of his life.

He is likened to a broken potsherd, to withering grass, to a fading flower, to a passing shadow, to a vanishing cloud, to a blowing wind, to dust that scatters and to a fleeting dream. But You are our Lord, the living and eternal God


Rabbi Moshe Perets is the President of the Noahide Academy of Israel, Founder and Executive Director of, the world’s largest Noahide informational website. He accomplished his Rabbinical Studies at the Chabad Yeshiva and his medical studies at the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium.

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