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Ahavat Olam


Spiraling Leopard:
I saved one prayer from the course which is this one. The Hebrew words on the website were backwards, when I copied and pasted it in word is was backwards so I corrected it, and then when I copied and pasted it here, it was again backwards. Word also mixed up the letters of at least 2 words which I corrected, which was undone again along with other things the next day. Eventually I ended up copy and pasting the original copy and past from the website which worked out fine. At least I was forced to 'read' a lot of Hebrew which is good practice.
One thing I noticed is that Adonai is used for G-d, but on this website it is written in the unspeakable form while in other places it is written as Hey Yud. For instance: Shma Yisrael   'Hey-Yud'(Adonai)   Elo(k)eynu   'Hey-Yud'(Adonai)   Echad.
Why do they write Hey Yud instead of Adonai or HaShem?

Ahavat Olam - אַהֲבַת עוֹלָם
With an eternal love have You loved your people Israel    
ahavat olam beyt Israel amcha ahavta
אַהֲבַת עוֹלָם בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ אָהַבְתָּ    
by teaching us the Torah and its commandments laws and precepts
Tora umitzvot chukim umishpatim otanu limadeta    
תּוֹרָה וּמִצְוֹת חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים אוֹתָנוּ לִמַּדְתָּ
Therefore Adonai our God    
al ken Adonai eloheynu
עַל כֵּן יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ    
we shall meditate on Your laws when we lie down and when we rise up
beshochvenu uvkumenu nasiach bechukecha
בְּשָׁכְבֵנוּ וּבְקוּמֵנוּ נָשִׂיחַ בְּחֻקֶּיךָ
and we shall rejoice in the words of Your Torah
venismach bedivrey toratcha
וְנִשְׂמַח בְּדִבְרֵי תּוֹרָתְךָ    
and Your commandments for ever    
uvemitzvotecha le-olam va-ed
וּבְמִצְוֹתֶּיךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד
For they are our life and the length of our days
ki hem chayeynu ve-orech yameynu
כִּי הֵם חַיֵּינוּ וְאֹרֶךְ יָמֵינוּ    
and we shall reflect upon them day and night
uvahem nehege yomam valayla    
וּבָהֶם נֶהְגֶּה יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה
O may You never remove Your love from us
ve-ahavatcha al tasir mimenu le-olamim 
וְאַהֲבָתְךָ אַל תָּסִיר מִמֶּנּוּ לְעוֹלָמִים
Blessed are You Adonai Who loves your people Israel
baruch ata Adonai ohev amo Israel
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה אוֹהֵב עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל


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