Deuteronomy 26:15
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15  Look down from Your holy abode, from heaven, and bless Your people Yisrael and the soil You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey, as You swore to our fathers.”

hash-KEE-fah mi-m’-ON kod-sh’-KHA min ha-sha-MA-yim u-va-RAYKH et a-m’-KHA et yis-ra-AYL ve-AYT ha-a-da-MAH a-SHER na-TA-ta LA-nu ka-a-SHER nish-BA-ta la-a-vo-TAY-nu E-retz za-VAT kha-LAV ud-VASH

טו  הַשְׁקִיפָה מִמְּעוֹן קָדְשְׁךָ מִן־הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבָרֵךְ אֶת־עַמְּךָ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאֵת הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נָתַתָּה לָנוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ׃

 26:15   And bless Your people Yisrael and the soil You have given us

In Hebrew, the name ‘Israel,’ Yisrael (ישראל), refers to both the land and the people. It also has a deeper meaning. In his book The Secrets of Hebrew Words, Rabbi Benjamin Blech points out that, “the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet is the yud (י). The largest letter is the lamed (ל). The very name of the Jewish people, Yisrael (ישראל), alludes to both its humble beginnings as well as its glorious destiny.” There is no other language like Hebrew, where every word is infused with such deep meaning.

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  • Look forth from Thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Thy people Israel, and the land which Thou hast given us, as Thou didst swear unto our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.’
    Not in those days only but today as well Hashem, remember your people, bless them, protect them for all who seek to destroy them, then shall go up praise that Hashem has indeed blessed and protected B'nei Yisrael.

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Deuteronomy 26:15

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