Prayers for B’Nai Mitzvah Students — Ahavah Rabah

Read by Michael Seidel

Ahavah Rabah — Great Love text in Hebrew

With a great love you have loved us, Adonai, gracing us with surpassing compassion! On account of our ancestors 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.

Enlighten our eyes with Your Torah, focus our minds on Your mizvot, unite our hears in love and reverence for Your Name. Then we shall never feel shame, never deserve rebuke, and never stumble. Having trusted in Your great and awesome holiness, we shall celebrate Your salvation with joy.

Gather us in peace from the four corners of the earth and lead us upright to our land. Great Name, that we might acknowledge You, declaring You One in love.

Praised are You, Adonai, who chooses Your people Israel in love.

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