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בִּרְכָּת אַהֲבַה | Birkat Ahavah, by Michal Talya

Source (Hebrew) Translation (English)

אַהֲבָה רַבָּה אֲהַבְתָּנוּ יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ.
בְּאַהֲבָה נִבְרֵאנוּ וּבָאנוּ אֶל עוֹלָמְךָ,
וַתִּתֵּן לָנוּ חַיִּים וּבָהֶם יֹפִי,
חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת.
You have loved us with a great love, o YHVH our elo’ah.
With love we were created, and with love we came into your world.
You gave us life – a life of beauty,
kindness, and truth.

וְהָאֵר עֵינֵנוּ לִרְאוֹת, וְלָשׁוּב וְלִרְאוֹת אֶת אֵלֶּה בְּעוֹלָמְךָ,
וְדַבֵּק לִבֵּנוּ בִּקְדֻשָּׁתָם שֶׁל חַיֵּינוּ
וְשֶׁל חַיֵּי כָּל הַבְּרוּאִים.
Enlighten our eyes that we may see them in your world, every single day.
May our hearts cling to the sanctity of our own lives
and to the sanctity of the lives of all created beings.

וְלֹא תִּקְהֶה בְּקִרְבֵּנוּ הַפְּלִיאָה
מִפֶּלֶא הַבְּרִיאָה
וְלֹא תֵּעָלֵם מִלִּבֵּנוּ הַיִּרְאָה לְנֹכַח קְדֻשָּׁתָהּ,
וְלֹא תִּרְפֶּה רוּחֵנוּ לַעֲמֹל וּלְכוֹנֵן
צֶדֶק, שָׁלוֹם וּרְפוּאָה
בְּכָל אֲשֶׁר נֵלֵךְ,
בְּשָׁכְבֵנוּ
וּבְקוּמֵנוּ
וּבְהוֹלְכֵנוּ בַּדֶּרֶךְ.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
הַנּוֹתֵן חַיִּים בְּאַהֲבָה.
May the wonder within never fade,
the wonder of creation
May awe of its holiness never disappear from our hearts.
May our spirit never tire of the struggle to establish
justice, peace, and healing
wherever we might wander
when we lie down
when we rise
and when we are on our way.
You are blessed, YHVH,
You who lovingly gives us life.

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