Guide to the Ashamnu Portion of the Vidui (Confessions)

This link provides introductory information to the "Ashamnu" part of the Vidui (Confession) liturgy, including the Hebrew, English and transliterated text, as well as a step-by-step guide for how to recite this prayer. "Ashamnu" is an alphabetical acrostic of 22 different sins recited in first-person plural during each of the five prayer services on Yom Kippur. The following audio recording presents a popular Ashkenazi melody used for this prayer, sung by Dena Weiss, Rosh Beit Midrash and Director of Fellowship Programs at at Mechon Hadar, an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.