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ברוך אתה השם   BLESSED ARE YOU HASHEM 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה הַשֵּׁם

ברוך אתה השם   BLESSED ARE YOU HASHEM  “You” means a direct address, as we are speaking directly to Hashem. And “Hashem” does not just mean “G-d”. Hashem is Hakadosh Baruch Hu’s actual name, His particular name, like the name “Moshe” that refers to a particular person. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is…

אֲ-דֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶךָ

א-דני שפתי תפתח ופי יגיד תהלתך MY MASTER, YOU SHOULD OPEN MY LIPS AND MY MOUTH SHOULD RELATE YOUR PRAISE This can be simply understood as a תפילה to Hashem to help us direct our thoughts and our speech – to daven properly – “to open our lips to relate Your praise”.But it’s much deeper…