5 guide me in Your true way and teach me, for You are Hashem, my deliverer; it is You I look to at all times.
had-ree-KHAY-nee va-a-mi-TE-kha v’-la-m’-DAY-nee kee a-TAH e-lo-HAY yish-EE o-t’-KHA ki-VEE-ti kol ha-YOM
ה הַדְרִיכֵנִי בַאֲמִתֶּךָ וְלַמְּדֵנִי כִּי־אַתָּה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׁעִי אוֹתְךָ קִוִּיתִי כָּל־הַיּוֹם׃
25:5 For You are Hashem, my deliverer
This psalm is an acrostic, describing and praising the one who fears Hashem. Together with a statement of faith, it contains a desire to know God’s ways, a plea for compassion, a confession of sins, and a request for deliverance from enemies and salvation for all Israel. In 1950, when the State of Israel was newly established and new settlements were emerging, a group of Yemenite Jews came to the lowlands near Beit Shemesh and desired to set up an agricultural settlement. They named it Yishi, meaning ‘God is my deliverer’. Today, the Yemenite community still works the land and recites the Tehillim daily, continuously hoping for the complete salvation.