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ותחזינה עינינו בשובך לציון ברחמים
MAY OUR EYES WITNESS IN YOUR RETURN TO TZION WITH MERCY.

This brachah begins with ‘favor’ and concludes with the restoration of the Shechinah, for according to the intensity of Hashem’s favor the corresponding degree of the presence of the Shechinah is upon us. Since the destruction of the First Beis Hamikdash, the Jewish People have been yearning for the return of the Shechinah to dwell in their midst. To this day, we continue to beg Hashem that He favor us once more, and restore the presence of the Shechinah to rest upon us forever.