Shabchi Yerushalayim es Hashem, halleli Elokayich tziyon. Ki chizak b’richei sh’arayich, beirach banayich b’kirbeich.

Praise Hashem, O Jerusalem; laud your G-d, O Zion. For He has strengthened the bars of your gates, and blessed your children in your midst.

Lo vigvuras ha’sus yechpatz, lo v’shokei ha’ish yirtzeh. Rotzeh Hashem es y’rei’av, es ha’m’yachalim l’chasdo.

Not in the strength of the horse does He desire, and not in the legs of man does He favor. Hashem favors those who fear Him, those who hope for His kindness.

We have previously completed the brachah of Ahavah Rabbah in our Tefilah Focus series. At this time, in connection with the Yom Tov of Shavuos, we are adding these thoughts, which did not appear in our initial segments.