For a Woman
The transliteration and translation appearing below are adapted, with permission, from the Seif Edition of theTransliterated Siddur, for Shabbat and Festivals, a Mesorah Publication for the OU Centennial, with Introductory essays and comments by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Transliteration of "E-l Malei Rachamim"
E-l malei rachamim,
b'ma-alot k'doshim ut-horim
et nishmat (Name of the Deceased)
ba-avur sheb'li neder etayn tz'dakah
B'Gan Ayden t'hay m'nuchatah;
la-chayn Ba-al Harachamim
Ado-nay Hu na-chalatah,
V'nomar: Amayn.Translation of "E-l Malei Rachamim"
O G-d, full of mercy, Who dwells on
in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones,
for the soul of (
because, without making a vow,
May her resting place be in the Garden of Eden;
therefore may the Master of Mercy
Hashem is her heritage,
Now let us respond: Amen.