Shavuot Hallel Paragraph V Part Two
“Praise God, all nations; praise Him, all the states! For His kindness has overwhelmed us, and the truth of God is eternal, Halleluyah!” (Psalm 117) We pray for the day when all the nations of the earth will acknowledge God’s Kindness in forcing Israel to accept the Torah, for it was only when we accepted the Covenant of Torah that we gave meaning to existence. (Michtam L’David – Rabbi David Sperber)
We sing this short Psalm as our expression of joy that we were given the opportunity to give meaning to Creation. We pray that our Torah study and observance succeed in giving that meaning, and in inspiring others to realize the Infinite kindness of Torah.