May His great name be magnified and sanctified in the universe that was created according to His will, and may His Kingdom be established, and may redemption sprout forth, and may His anointed one come. May it happen in your lifetime, and in your days, and in the lifetime of all the House of Israel….
This is a readable copy of the book of Judith and her victory over the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar.
These words are said immediately upon waking from sleep. In them we thank God for life itself, renewed each day. Sleep, said the sages, is ‘one sixtieth of death” (Berakhot 57b). Waking, therefore, is a miniature rebirth. Despite its brevity, this sentence articulates a transformative act of faith; the recognition that life is a gift from God. Expressing gratitude at the fact of being alive, we prepare ourselves to celebrate and sanctify the new day.
From the third section of the Amidah. נְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת שִׁמְךָ בָּעוֹלָם, כְּשֵׁם שֶׁמַּקְדִּישִׁים אוֹתוֹ בִּשְׁמֵי מָרוֹם, כַּכָּתוּב עַל יַד נְבִיאֶֽךָ, וְקָרָא זֶה אֶל זֶה וְאָמַר: Let us sanctify Your Name on earth, as it is sanctified in the heavens above. As it is written by Your prophet. קָדוֹשׁ קָדוֹשׁ קָדוֹשׁ יְיָ צְבָאוֹת, מְלֹא כָל הָאָֽרֶץ…