Aleinu le-Shabbeʾah (Heb, ‘It is our duty to praise’). Prayer now recited at the end of the prayerbook services. In the Ashkenazi liturgy, it is customary to prostrate oneself during the recital of the Aleinu on Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur. It begins, ‘It is our duty to praise the Lord of all things, to ascribe greatness to the Creator, that he has not made us like the nations of other lands, nor placed us like the other families of earth’.
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