Ani Maamin


Ani Maamin (ah-NEE mah-ah-MEEN) listen
Ani Maamin (AH-nee MAH-meen) listen


Example Sentences

  • "Many Jews recite Ani Ma'amin at the conclusion of their morning prayers." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • אני מאמין ani ma'amin 'I believe', the words with which each article begins

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Ani Ma'ameen, Anee Ma'amin, Ani Ma'amin, Anee Ma-ameen, Anee Maameen, Ani Ma-ameen, Ani Maameen, Anee Ma-amin, Anee Maamin, Ani Ma-amin, Anee Ma'ameen


  • Regarding the 12th principle, "[t]hese words have been set to music as a prayerful song of faith that is said to have been sung by victims of the Holocaust as they went to their deaths. Today, it is often sung at the Pesach seder and at Yom ha-Shoah services." (JPS)

    Called the Thirteen Principles of Faith in English.

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