6) I.e. one based on Scriptural texts, as explained infra.
7) V. Ber. 28b.
8) The first blessing, containing the words, the El of Avraham, the El of Yitzchak, and the El of Yaakov’. For the ‘Amidah prayer v. P.B. pp. 44ff.
9) Tehillim 29:1. ‘Sons of might’ is taken as a description of the Patriarchs. The Talmud renders: ‘Mention before Hashem the sons of might’, i.e., the Patriarchs.
10) The second blessing, mentioning the ‘mighty deed’ of the resurrection.
11) Tehillim 29:1. (12) The third blessing beginning, ‘You are holy’.
13) Ibid. 2. (14) In the fourth blessing, beginning, ‘You grant to man understanding’.
15) Yeshayahu 29:23f.
16) In the fifth blessing, commencing, ‘Bring us back, O Father’.
17) Ibid. 6:10.
18) Whereas in fact it comes in the next blessing but one, ‘redemption’ being interposed.
19) Ibid. LV, 7.
20) Tehillim 103:3f.
21) Concluding, ‘Blessed are You, O Hashem, who redeems Yisrael’.
22) V. Sanh. 97a.
23) In our books it is the tenth (v. 15), but the Talmud apparently reckoned the first and second Psalms as one.
24) Yechezkel 36:8.
25) Yeshayahu 1:25.
26) Ibid. 26. The next blessing proceeds, ‘Restore our judges’. etc.
27) MS. M. minim (plur. of min v. Glos.).
28) Mentioned in the next blessing. This, however, was not one of the original eighteen, v. Ber. 28b.
29) Ibid. 28.
30) The next blessing concludes, ‘the support and trust of the righteous’.
31) Tehillim 75:2.
32) Mentioned in the same blessing. ‘Proselytes of Righteousness’ are converts who completely accept the Jewish creed and life.
33) VaYikra 19:32.
34) Mentioned in the next blessing.
35) Tehillim 122:6.
36) Mentioned in the next blessing, which commences, ‘Cause to sprout quickly the shoot of David’.
- G-d's Might.
- G-d's Holiness.
- Blessing of the Years (prosperity).
- Ingathering of Exiles.
- Restoration of Justice.
- Downfall of the Heretics.
- Support of the Righteous.
- Rebuilding Jerusalem.
- Reinstatement of the Davidic Kingdom.
- Acceptance of Prayer.
- Temple Service.
See our suffering. Though Israel’s suffering results from its own sins, our enemies cannot rightfully claim that they merely do Hashem’s work, since Israel suffers much more than necessary at their hands. Similarly, many commentators explain that the Egyptians were punished for oppressing and enslaving the Jews, even though Hashem had decreed suffering and slavery, because the Egyptians, in their wickedness, greatly exceeded Hashem’s decree (Eitz Yosef). And redeem us, from the trials and agonies of everyday life (Rashi; Megillah 17b). For Your Name's sake. Israel’s suffering is a reflection on our G-d, and therefore, a desecration of His Name (Eitz Yosef).
And to Jerusalem. Having sought Hashem's blessing on Israel's leaders and the righteous; we seek His blessing for the Holy City. No blessing is complete until the seat of holiness, Jerusalem, is rebuilt in all its grandeur (Iyun Tefillah).
The throne of David. Jerusalem cannot be considered rebuilt unless a worthy descendant of David is seated on the throne (R' Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik).