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Oh God, as I stand before You, I ask for strength and for courage.

As I take time to look at

myself, may I open my lips in prayer. And God, as I stand alone, I pray my heart will sing out
to You so many thoughts and fears that I have. May I open my lips in prayer.
Adonai sfatai tiftach ufi yagid thilatecha.
Eternal God, open my lips so my mouth may declare Your praise.

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Deborah Lynn Friedman



mishknotecha, Yisrael!
Vaani brov chasdcha avo veitecha, eshtachaveh
el heichal kodshcha byiratecha.
Adonai, ahavti mon beitecha umkom mishkan
kvodecha. Vaani eshtachaveh vechraah,
evrchah lifnei Adonai osi.
Vaani tfilati lcha, Adonai, eit ratzon. Elohim,
brov chasdecha, aneini be-emet yishecha.


How fair are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel.

I, through abundant love, enter Your house; I bow down in awe
at Your holy temple. Adonai, I love Your temple abode; the
dwelling-place of Your glory. I will humbly bow down low before
Adonai, my Maker. As for me, may my prayer come to You,
Adonai, at a favorable time. O God, in Your abundant faithfulness,
answer me with Your sure deliverance.

Modeh / Modah ani lfanecha, Melech

chai vkayam, she-hechezarta bi
nishmati bchemlah, rabbah emunatecha.
I offer thanks to You, ever-living Sovereign, that You have
restored my soul to me in mercy: How great is Your trust.



Byado afkid ruchi, beit ishan va-irah.

Vim ruchi gviyati, Adonai li vlo ira.

Veirastich li lolam, veirastich li

btzedek uvmishpat uvchesed
uvrachamim. Veirastich li be-emunah,
vyadaat et Adonai.

Into Your hands I entrust my spirit, when I sleep and when I wake,
and with my spirit my body also; Adonai is with me and I shall not fear.

I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you to Me in righteousness

and in justice, in kindness and in mercy. I will betroth you to Myself
in faithfulness, and you shall know Adonai.

Mah tovu ohalecha Yaakov,


Asher yatzar et haadam bchochmah uvara vo
nkavim, nkavim, chalulim, chalulim. Galui vyadua
lifnei chisei chvodecha she-im yipatei-ach echad
meihem, o yisateim echad meihem, i efshar
lhitkayeim vlaamod lfanecha. Baruch Atah, Adonai,

rofei chol basar umafli laasot.

Elohai, nshamah shenatata bi thorah hi.
Atah bratah, atah ytzartah, atah nfachtah bi,
vatah mshamrah bkirbi.

...You have opened up my eyes.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

malbish arumim.
...You put clothes on the naked.

You formed the human body with skill, creating the bodys many pathways and openings. Is it well
known before Your throne of glory that if one of them be wrongly opened or closed, it would be
impossible to endure and stand before You. Blessed are You, Adonai, who heals all flesh, working wondrously.
My God, the soul you have given me is pure. You created it, You shaped it, You breathed it into me
and You protect it within me, for as long as my soul is within me.

7. NISIM BCHOL YOM (Birchot Hashachar)

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher natan lasechvi vinah lhavchin bein yom
uvein lailah.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

matir asurim.
...You give freedom to the captive.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

zokeif kfufim.
...You lift us when we are in despair.

...Who enables us to differentiate between day and night.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

she-asani btzalmo.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

rokei haaretz al hamayim.
...You stretch the earth over the water.

...You have made me in Your image.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

she-asani li kol tzorki.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

she-asani Yisrael.

...You have provided for all my needs.

...You have made me one of the people of Israel.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

hameichin mitzadei gaver.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

she-asani bat (bein) chorin.

...You have guided us on our paths.

...You have given me my freedom.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

ozeir Yisrael bigvurah.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

pokeiach ivrim.

...You have strengthened our people Israel and given us courage..



Track 10 - Includes traditional text insert:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

oteir Yisrael btifarah.
...You crown the people of Israel with glory.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

hanotein laya-eif ko-ach.
...You give strength to us when we are tired.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,

hamaavir sheinah mei-einai utmunah mei-afapai.

[Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam,

Ha-Eil ha-av harachaman, hamhulal bfi amo,
mshubach umfo-ar bilshon chasidav va-avadav,
uvshirei David avdecha. Nhalelcha Adonai Eloheinu]
Bishvachot uvizmirot ngadelcha unshabeichacha
unfa-ercha vnazkir shimcha vnamlichcha, Malkeinu
Eloheinu, Yachid, chei haolamim, Melech mshubach
umfo-ar adei ad shmo hagadol. Baruch atah Adonai,
Melech mhulal batishbachot.

...You remove sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids.


You turn my mourning into dancing so that my soul might sing to You, so that my soul
sing to You and it not be still.
Oh God, my God, forever I will thank You.
Now I sing praises to the Holy One, who lifts me up when I have fallen. And I cry to You to
heal me and you have answer all my prayers. I ask You to be gracious and hear me, Adonai. I
call to You to help me, and You supported me with joy.

Baruch she-amar vhayah haolam, baruch hu,
baruch oseh vreishit, baruch omeir voseh,
baruch gozeir umkayeim, baruch mracheim al haaretz,
baruch mracheim al habriut, baruch mshaleim
sachar tov lirei-av. Baruch chai laad vkayam
lanetach, baruch podeh umatzil, baruch shmo.

Blessed is the One who spoke and the world came to be. Blessed is the One!
Blessed is the One who continually authors creation. Blessed is the One whose word is deed;
blessed is the One who decrees and fulfills. Blessed is the One who is compassionate
towards the world; blessed is the One who is compassionate towards all creatures.
Blessed is the One who rewards the reverent; blessed is the One who exists for all time,
ever-enduring. Blessed is the One who redeems and saves; blessed is Gods Name!
[Blessed are You, Adonai, Sovereign of the universe, God and merciful Parent, praised
by the mouth of Your people, lauded and glorified by the tongue of Your pious servants.
We also praise You, Eternal our God, with the songs of David Your servant. We will praise the Eternal]
With songs of praise, we extol You and proclaim Your Sovereignty, for You are the
Source of life in the universe. One God, Life of the Universe, praised and glorious Ruler,
Your Name is Eternal. Blessed are You, Adonai, Sovereign who is glorified through praise.

Ashrei yoshvei veitecha, od yhallucha selah. Ashrei haam
shekacha lo, ashrei haam she-Adonai Elohav. Thilah lDavid.
Aromimcha Elohai HaMelech, vaavarchah shimcha lolam va-ed.
Bchol yom avarcheka, vaahallah shimcha lolam va-ed.
Gadol Adonai umhulal mod, vligdulato ein cheiker.

Dor ldor yshabach maasecha, ugvurotecha yagidu.

Hadar kvod hodecha, vdivrei niflotecha asichah.
Ve-ezuz norotecha yomeiru, ugdulatcha asaprenah.
Zecher rav tuvcha yabiyu, vtzidkatcha yraneinu.
Chanun vrachum Adonai, erech apayim ugdol chased.
Tov Adonai lakol, vrachamav al kol maasav.
Yoducha Adonai kol maasecha, vachasidecha yvarchuchah.
Kvod malchutcha yomeiru, ugvuratcha ydabeiru.
Lhodi-a livnei haadam gvurotav, uchvod hadar malchuto.
Malchutcha malchut kol olamim, umemsheltcha bchol dor vador.
Someich Adonai lchol hanoflim, vzokeif lchol hakfufim.
Einei chol eilecha ysabeiru, vatah notein lahem et ochlam bito.
Potei-ach et yadecha, umasbi-a lchol chai ratzon.
Tzaddik Adonai bchol drachav, vchasid bchol maasav.
Karov Adonai lchol korav, lchol asher yikra-uhu ve-emet.
Rtzon yrei-av yaaseh, vet shavatam yishma vyoshi-eim.
Shomeir Adonai et kol ohavav, veit kol harsha-im yashmid.
Thilat Adonai ydaber pi, viyvareich kol basar shem kodsho, lolam va-ed.

Vaanachnu nvareich Yah mei-atah vad olam, halluyah.

Happy are those who dwell in Your house; they forever praise You!
Happy the people who have it so; happy the people whose God is Adonai. Davids song of praise:
I will extol You, my God and sovereign, and bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day will I bless You and praise Your name forever and ever. Great is Adonai and much acclaimed;
Gods greatness cannot be fathomed. One generation shall laud Your works to another
and declare Your mighty acts. The glorious majesty of Your splendor
and Your wondrous acts will I recite. They shall talk of the might of Your awesome deeds,
and I will recount Your greatness. They shall celebrate Your abundant goodness,
and sing joyously of Your beneficence. Adonai is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness. Adonai is good to all, and Gods mercy is upon all Gods works.

All Your works shall praise You, Adonai, and Your faithful ones shall bless You.
They shall talk of the majesty of Your sovereignty, and speak of Your might,
to make Gods mighty acts known among mortals and the majestic glory of Your sovereignty.
Your sovereignty is eternal; Your dominion is for all generations. Adonai supports all who stumble,
and makes all who are bent stand straight. The eyes of all look to You expectantly,
and You give them their food when it is due. You give it openhandedly,
feeding every creature to its hearts content. Adonai is beneficent in all ways and faithful in all works.
Adonai is near to all who call to all who call upon God with sincerity.
Adonai fulfills the wishes of those who fear God; Adonai hears their cry and delivers them.
Adonai watches over all who love God, but all the wicked God will destroy.
My mouth shall utter the praise of Adonai, and all creatures shall bless Gods holy name forever and ever.
We will bless You God now and always. Hallelujah!


Halluyah, Hallu El bkodsho,
halluhu birkia uzo.
Halluhu bigvurotav,
halluhu krov gudlo.
Halluhu bteika shofar,
halluhu bneivel vchinor.
Halluhu btof umachol,
halluhu bminim vugav.
Halluhu btziltzlei shama,
halluhu btziltzlei truah.
Kol hanshamah thaleil Yah, Halluyah!
Hallelujah. Praise God in God's sanctuary; praise God in the sky, God's stronghold.
Praise God for mighty acts; praise God for God's exceeding greatness.
Praise God with blasts of the horn; praise God with harp and lyre.
Praise God with timbrel and dance; praise God with lute and pipe.

Praise God with resounding cymbals; praise God with loud-clashing cymbals.
Let all that breathes praise Adonai. Hallelujah!

Yishtabach shimcha laad Malkeinu, Ha-El HaMelech
hagadol vhakadosh bashamayim uvaaretz.
Ki lcha na-eh, Adonai Eloheinu vElohei
avoteinu vimoteinu, shir ushvachah,
haleil vzimrah, oz umemshalah, netzach gdulah
ugvurah, thilah vtiferet, kdushah
umalchut, brachot vhodaot mei-atah vad olam.
Baruch atah, Adonai, El Melech gadol batishbachot,
El hahodaot, Adon haniflaot, habocheir
bshirei zimrah, Melech El chei haolamim.
You shall always be praised, great and holy God, our Sovereign in heaven and on earth.
Songs of praise and psalms of adoration become You, acknowledging Your might and Your dominion.
Yours are strength and sovereignty, sanctity, grandeur and glory always.
We offer our devotion, open our hearts in acclamation.
Praised are You, Sovereign of wonders, crowned in adoration, delighting in song, Eternal Majesty.


oseh shalom uvorei et hakol.

Or chadash al Tzion tair,
vnizkeh chulanu mheirah loro.
Creator of light and darkness, You make peace and fashion all things.
Shine a new light upon Zion, that we all may swiftly merit its radiance.


Ahavah rabbah ahavtanu, Adonai Eloheinu, chemlah
gdolah viteirah chamalta aleinu. Baavur avoteinu
vimoteinu shebatchu vcha vatlamdeim chukei
chayim, kein tchoneinu utlamdeinu. Hamracheim,
racheim aleinu, vtein blibeinu lhavin ulhaskil,
lishmo-a, lilmod ullameid, lishmor vlaasot
ulkayeim et kol divrei talmud Toratecha bahavah.
How deeply You have loved us Adonai, our God, gracing us with surpassing compassion!
On account of our forebears whose trust led You to teach them the laws of life,
be gracious to us, teaching us as well. O Merciful One, have mercy on us
by making us able to understand and discern, to heed, learn, and teach, and, lovingly,
to observe, perform, and fulfill all that is in Your Torah.


Barchu et Adonai hamvorach.

Baruch Adonai hamvorach lolam va-ed.
Praise Adonai to whom praise is due forever.
Praised be Adonai to whom praise is due, now and forever.


Vha-eir eineinu bToratecha, vdabeik libeinu

bmitzvotecha, vyacheid lvaveinu lahavah ulyirah
et shmecha, vlo neivosh vlo nikaleim,
vlo nikasheil lolam va-ed.
Baruch atah Adonai, habocheir bamo Yisrael bahavah.

Yotzeir or uvorei choshech,



Enlighten our eyes with Your Torah, focus our minds on Your mitzvot, unite our hearts in love
and reverence for Your Name. Then we will never feel shame, never deserve rebuke, and never stumble.
Praised be You, Adonai, who chooses Your people Israel in love.

18. SHMA
Shma Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad!
Baruch shem kvod malchuto lolam va-ed.

youre sitting in your house, when youre walking by the way, and when youre lying down,
and when youre rising up. And you will bind them for a sign upon your hand and they will
be four frontlets between your eyes. And you will write them on the doorposts of your
house and upon your gates. And you may remember and do all of My commandments and
be holy unto your God.


Hear, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One!

Blessed is Gods glorious majesty forever and ever.

Vahavta et Adonai Elohecha, bchol
lvavcha, uvchol nafshcha, uvchol
modecha. Vhayu hadvarim ha-eileh
asher anochi mtzavcha hayom al
lvavecha. Vshinantam lvanecha
vdibarta bam bshivtcha bveitecha,
uvlechtcha vaderech uvshochbcha
uvkumecha. Ukshartam lot al yadecha
vhayu ltotafot bein einecha. Uchtavtam
al mzuzot beitecha, uvisharecha.

Mi Chamochah ba-eilim, Adonai! Mi kamochah nedar

bakodesh, nora thilot, oseh fele.
Shirah chadashah shibchu gulim lshimcha
al sfat hayam. Yachad kulam hodu vhimlichu
vamru: Adonai yimloch lolam va-ed.
And Miriam the prophet took her timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, just
as she had planned. And Miriam raised her voice with song, she sang with praise and might:
Weve just lived through our miracle, were going to dance tonight! And the women dancing with their timbrels, followed Miriam as she sang her song. Sing the song to the One
whom weve exalted. Miriam and the women danced, and danced the whole night long.
Tzur Yisrael, kumah bezrat Yisrael,
uf deih chinumecha Yhudah vYisrael.
Go-aleinu Adonai Tzvaot shmo, kdosh Yisrael.
Baruch atah Adonai gaal Yisrael.

20. YOU SHALL LOVE (Vahavta)

And you will love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all of
your might. And all these words which I command you on this day shall be in your heart.
And you will teach them diligently unto your children. And you will speak of them when

Who is like You, O God, among the gods that are worshipped? Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
awesome in splendor, working wonders? With new song, inspired, at the shore of the Sea,
the redeemed sang Your praise. In unison they all offered thanks.
Acknowledging Your Sovereignty, they said: Adonai will reign forever!

23. AMIDAH (Traditional)

Rock of Israel, rise in support of Israel and redeem Judah and Israel as You promised.
Our redeemer, Adonai Tzvaot is Your Name. Blessed are You, Adonai, who redeems Israel.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu vElohei avoteinu
vimoteinu, Elohei Avraham, Elohei Yitzchak
vElohei Yaakov, Elohei Sarah, Elohei Rivkah,
Elohei Rachel vElohei Lei-ah. Ha-El hagadol
hagibor vhanora, El elyon, gomeil chasadim
tovim, vkoneih hakol, vzocheir chasdei avot
vimahot, umeivi gulah livnei vneihem lmaan
shmo bahavah. Melech ozeir umoshia umagein.
Baruch atah, Adonai, magein Avraham vezrat Sarah.
Atah gibor lolam, Adonai,
mchayeih hakol atah, rav lhoshia.
Mchalkeil chayim bchesed, mchayeih hakol brachamim
rabim, someich noflim, vrofei cholim,
umatir asurim, umkayeim emunato lisheinei
afar. Mi chamocha baal gvurot umi domeh lach,
melech meimit umchayeh umatzmiach yshuah.
Vne-eman atah lhachayot hakol.
Baruch atah, Adonai, mchayeih hakol.
Atah kadosh vshimcha kadosh ukdoshim
bchol yom yhallucha, selah.
Baruch atah, Adonai, Ha-El hakadosh.


Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu vElohei avoteinu

Elohei Avraham, Elohei Yitzchak, vElohei Yaakov,
Ha-El hagadol hagibor vhanora, El elyon,
gomeil chasadim tovim, vkoneih hakol,
vzocheir chasdei avot, umeivi go-el livnei
vneihem lmaan shmo bahavah. Melech ozeir
umoshia umagein. Baruch atah,Adonai, magein Avraham.
Atah gibor lolam, Adonai, mchayeih meitim atah,
rav lhoshia. Mchalkeil chayim bchesed, mchayeih
meitim brachamim rabim, someich noflim, vrofei
cholim, umatir asurim, umkayeim emunato lisheinei
afar. Mi chamocha baal gvurot umi domeh lach,
melech meimit umchayeh umatzmiach yshuah.
Vne-eman atah lhachayot meitim.
Baruch atah, Adonai, mchayeih hameitim.
Atah kadosh vshimcha kadosh ukdoshim
bchol yom yhallucha, selah.
Baruch atah, Adonai, Ha-El hakadosh.
Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, God of our fathers (and mothers), God of Abraham, God of Isaac,
and God of Jacob, (God of Sarah, God of Rebecca, God of Rachel, and God of Leah,) the great, mighty
and awesome God, transcendent God who bestows lovingkindness, creates everything out of love,
remembers the love of our fathers (and mothers), and brings redemption to their childrens children
for the sake of the Divine Name.Sovereign, Deliverer, Helper and Shield, Blessed are You, Adonai,
(Sarahs Helper,) Abrahams Shield.You are forever mighty, Adonai; You give life to all [revive the dead].
You sustain life through love, giving life to all (reviving the dead) through great compassion, supporting
the fallen, healing the sick, freeing the captive, keeping faith with those who sleep in the dust.
Who is like You, Source of mighty acts? Who resembles You, a Sovereign who takes and gives life,
causing deliverance to spring up and faithfully giving life to all [reviving the dead]?

Blessed are You, Adonai, who gives life to all [revives the dead].You are holy, Your Name is holy,
and those who are holy praise You every day. Blessed are You, Adonai, the holy God.

Havineinu, Adonai Eloheinu, ladaat drachecha, umol et
lvaveinu lyiratecha. Vtislach lanu lihyot
gulim; vrachakeinu mimachov. Vdashneinu
binot artzecha, unfutzoteinu mei-arba
kanfos haaretz tkabeitz. Vhato-im al
datcha yishafeitu; val harsha-im tanif yadecha.
Vyismchu tzadikim bvinyan irecha,
Egalitarian text:

uvitzmichat keren yshuatecha.

Track 25 - Traditional text:

[uvtikun heichalecha uvitzmichat keren lDavid

avdecha uva-arichat neir lven yishai mshichecha.]

Rfa-einu, Adonai, vneirafei, hoshi-einu vnivashei-ah,
ki thilateinu atah, vhaaleih rfuah
shleimah lchol makoteinu. Ki El Melech
rofei ne-eman vrachaman atah.
Baruch atah Adonai, rofei cholei amo Yisrael.
Heal us, Adonai, and we shall be healed; save us and we shall be saved; for You are our praise.
Grant a perfect healing to all our wounds; for You, almighty Ruler, are a faithful and merciful Healer.
Blessed is Adonai, who heals the sick of Your people Israel.


Shma koleinu, Adonai Eloheinu, chus vracheim
aleinu, vkabeil brachamim uvratzon
et tfilateinu, ki El shomei-a
tfilot vtachanunim atah.
Hear our voice, Adonai our God, have compassion upon us and accept our prayer
with favor and mercy, for You are a God who hears prayer and supplication.

Terem nikra atah taaneh.

Baruch atah, Adonai, shomei-ah tfilah.

Give us insight, Adonai our God, to understand Your ways, and consecrate our hearts to revere You.
From our sins redeem us with forgiveness; from pain and sorrow keep us far. Bestow upon us
Your earths abundance, and gather our exiles from earths four corners. To those who stray,
bring correction; upon the lawless, place Your hand. Let the righteous rejoice in the building of Your city
(Egalitarian: and the flowering of Your redemption.)
[Traditional: and in the establishment of Your temple, and in the flourishing of the glory of David
Your servant, and in the clear shining light of the son of Jesse, Your anointed.]
Before we call comes Your reply. Blessed is Adonai, who hearkens to prayer.


Mei-olam kivinu lach. Val nisecha shebchol yom

erev vavoker vtzohorayim. Hatov ki lo chalu
rachamecha, vhamracheim ki lo tamu chasadecha,
mei-olam kivinu lach.
We forever put our hope in You, for Your miracles that we experience every day: evening, morning and noon.
O Good One, whose mercies never end, O Compassionate One,
whose kindness never fails, we forever put our hope in You.


Yvarechcha Adonai vyishmrecha.
Ya-eir Adonai panav eilecha vichuneka.
Yisa Adonai panav eilecha vyaseim lcha shalom.
(Kein yhi ratzon.)
May God bless you and keep you. May Gods light shine upon you, and may God be gracious to you.
May you feel Gods Presence within you always, and may you find peace. (May it be so.)


Nasim shalom tovah uvrachah,
chein vachesed vrachamim.
Let the light of Your presence be the light of our lives. Grant us happiness, mercy, and peace.
May the people of Israel join hands with the world and the passion for justice increase.
Let the light of Your Torah be the light of our dreams. Grant us goodness, grant us blessings
and love. May our yearnings for peace be a blessing for the world as the olive branch soars
with the dove.

Yihyu lratzon imrei fi vhegyon

libi lfanecha, Adonai tzuri vgo-ali.
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable unto You, O
God, my Rock and my Redeemer. Amen.

Aleinu lshabei-ach laadon hakol, lateit gdulah
lyotzeir breishit, shelo asanu kgoyei
haaratzot, vlo samanu kmishpchot
haadamah. Shelo sam chelkeinu kahem,
vgoraleinu kchol hamonam.
Vaanachnu korim umishtachavim umodim,
lifnei Melech malchei hamlachim,
HaKadosh Baruch Hu.
Vne-emar, vhayah Adonai lMelech al kol haaretz.
Bayom hahu yihyeh Adonai echad, ushmo echad.

Grant peace, goodness and blessing, grace, kindness and mercy,

Let us now praise the Sovereign of the universe, and proclaim the greatness of the Creator
who has set us apart from the other families of the earth, giving us a destiny unique among the nations.
We bend the knee and bow, acknowledging the supreme Sovereign, the Holy One of Blessing.


Oseh shalom bimromav, hu yaaseh
shalom aleinu, val kol Yisrael, vimru. Amen.


May the One who makes peace in the high heavens

make peace for us, all Israel and all who inhabit the earth. Amen.


For our teachers and their students, and the students of the students, we ask for peace and
lovingkindness, and let us say, Amen. And for those who study Torah here and everywhere,
may they be blessed with all they need, and let us say, Amen.