Friday, August 19, 2011


A troubling few days in the Land. Many dead. Many wounded. Too many in pain. Times like these cause us to take an assessment of our priorities- search our hearts to see where our trust lies. In the middle of pain and death, the Kaddish calls us to remember the giver of Life and to lay all on His scale and trust that He is still the Creator of the Universe and therein put our hope and our trust. Erroneously called the prayer for the dead, the recitation of this prayer draws our eyes upward from the chaos and swirling evil, to the Giver of Life,the One on the Throne who holds all in His hands and keeps it in balance.


Glorified and sanctified be G-d’s great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will.

May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.
May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.


  1. Such a different report to your last one. So much terror in the world disigned to take our eyes and focus off our Creator and His Magnificence. All things work together for good... Shalom my friend.

  2. Gaiella,
    That is the way life is here. It can change in the blink of an eye. There are many things designed to take our eyes off G-d, some are more obvious than others....
    Shalom to you, my friend.

  3. I wish I was there to hug and comfort you. Praying for your safety.


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