|Hallel Rosh Chodesh Av Paragraph Three: Expecting Blessing|
Why do we sing that we are about to begin a new stage in our existence? Why do we declare our commitment to always sing as the Servants of God? Why do we sing of our eternal hope that we will leave this exile just as we left Egypt?
We sing this Hallel on Rosh Chodesh Av because we are confident that just as God blessed Adam with the ability to master the world, God will bless us as we enter His creation ready to master the world, for that is our intention in exile. Just as He blessed Noah after the destruction of the Flood, God will bless us as we step out into a post destruction world. Just as He blessed Abraham who began his relationship with God as an exile, “Go for yourself from your land, from your birthplace, and from your fathers house, and I will bless you,” so too, God will bless us as we begin our exile:
“God remembered us and will bless – Bless the House of Israel – Bless the House of Aaron – Bless those who are in awe of God, the insignificant with the great.
God will enhance you – you and your children.
You are blessed to God Who made the heavens and the earth.
The heavens are God’s, while the earth has been given to people.
The dead do not praise the Creator of Worlds, nor do those who go down to their doom. But we – we praise the Creator of Worlds – From now and forever –