Avinu Malkenu

Literally translated, “our Father, our King,” Avinu Malkenu is a litany recited during the ten day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and in some communities on fast days. Each verse opens with the words Avinu Malkenu, but the number and order of the verses and the timing of the litany in the service varies widely in the different rites.