ברך עלינו ה’ א-להינו את השנה הזאת
BLESS UPON US, HASHEM OUR G-D, THIS YEAR
Please bless this year ‘upon us’, despite the fact that the nations are not worthy, for You Hashem are ‘Elokeinu’, our G-d, and will bless this year just for the sake of Your beloved people alone.
‘This Year’, for “All of a man’s food is measured out to him on Rosh Hashana” (Beitza 16b). And even after Rosh Hashana we continue to daven, for even a good decree requires constant and heartfelt Tefillah.
ואת כל מיני תבואתה
AND ALL KINDS OF ITS PRODUCE
Imagine the kinds; the wheat bread, oatmeal and rye bread, along with the flavors of figs and grapes and all the various species of apples. “All of this kindliness is solely from You, Hashem”.
Please, Hashem, decree that our prosperity be לטובה, to encourage us in our service of Hashem, and not, chas v’shalom, a cause for us to become arrogant and forget You and our purpose in life.