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A. Jerusalem Blessing (Birkat Yerushalayim)

Be merciful, L-rd our G-d, to Your people, Yisrael,
to Your city Jerusalem, and to Zion, the dwelling place
of Your glory, to the royal House of David, Thine anointed, and
to the great and holy Temple that is called by Thy name. Our
G-d, our Father, tend us, feed us, sustain us, maintain us, and
comfort us. Grant us speedy relief, L-rd our G-d, from all our
troubles. And please, L-rd our G-d, let us not need other people's
gifts or loans, but only Your filled and open hand, holy and bounti-
ful. So that we may never be shamed or humiliated. Rebuild Jerusalem,
the holy city, soon in our days. Blessed art Thou, L-rd, who in Your
mercy rebuilds Jerusalem. Amen.


B. Testament of Joseph

And hear ye, my children, also the vision which I saw:
There were twelve harts feeding: and the nine were first dispersed
over all the earth, and likewise also the three.
And I saw that from Judah was born a virgin wearing a linen
garment, and from her was born a lamb, without spot; and on his left
hand there was as it were a lion; and all the beasts rushed against him,
and the lamb overcame them, and destroyed them and trod them under
foot.
And because of him the angels and men rejoiced, and all the land.
And these things shall come to pass in their season, in the last
days.
Do yet therefore, my children, observe the commandments of the
Lord, and honour Levi and Judah; for from them shall arise unto you the
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world, one who saveth all
the Gentiles and Israel.
For His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, which shall not pass away;
but my kingdom among you shall come to an end as a watcher's
hammock, which after the summer disappeareth.
For I know that after my death the Egyptians will afflict you, but
God will avenge you, and will bring you into that which He promised to
your fathers.



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