ברך עלינו ה’ א-להינו את השנה הזאת
BLESS UPON US, HASHEM OUR G-D, THIS YEAR
We say עלינו, and we say א-להינו. The prosperity of the year is a benefit, not only for the Jewish people, but for all the undeserving nations of the world as well. We therefore ask Hashem, “Please bless this year upon us”, that is, for our sake alone, despite the fact that it is unjustified for the others. And we add ‘Elokeinu’, for You are our G-d, particularly devoted to Your people to bless ‘upon them’ a year of true prosperity.