השיבנו אבינו

Only in this ברכה and in the following ברכה do we refer to Hashem as “Our Father, Our King”. תשובה requires both the emotion of love, like a lost son returning to his father, and the feeling of fear, as an עבד returns to his master. In truth, the mere recognition and awareness that Hashem is our loving Father and King is already a תשובה and is deserving of כפרה. Thus, in a sense we are asking Hashem, “השיבנו, Please turn us back, אבינו, even to the mere recognition that You are our loving Father.”

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