Terror Attack in Jerusalem
Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:37
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:13
Written by Margaux Abrams Friend
We mourn the loss of Moshe Twersky, Abraham Goldberg, Aryeh Kopinsky, Kalman Levine, Zidan Sayif who were murdered in the terror attack on the synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
We condemn this act of terror.
We extend our condolences and pray that the families of those who died find comfort in God’s presence. May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
In these dark moments we cry and wonder how we can cope with such brutality.
We pray that this be the end of violence in this bloody conflict and that God will help us find the path to peace.
In moments of grief, we turn to the Psalms for words of comfort.
Dear God, I am open to your gaze
Lift me from the need to battle unkind people,
Deceivers and villains;
Please save me from them.
You are my God, my stronghold-
Why did you leave me
Lonely in the dark,
Feeling oppressed by the enemy?
Send Your Light and Your Truth
To guide me,
To bring me to Your Holy Mountain
Where You dwell.
I want to come to Your altar, O God,
To the God I meet
When I am deep in joy;
There I will thank you
And play music to you, my God.
Soul of mine!
Don’t be dismayed
Don’t yield to anxiety
I want to give thanks
To You God
Sustainer of my inner life.
Translation by R. Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, z”l
Shared by Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning
Panel on Navigating the Lifecycle in Interfaith Families
Created on Friday, 04 March 2011 21:14
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 12:37
Written by Bekki Kaplan
Sunday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Join the discussion as we will be exploring a trio of common lifecycle events including exploring Jewish birth rituals, interfaith dating, and confronting end of life decisions in an interfaith relationship. Our format will begin with personal reflections from Beth Emet members, along with the perspective and guidance of Rabbi London and David Jacobson of Chicago Jewish Funerals.
The second half of the program will provide an opportunity to join break-out conversations on the topic of your choice to continue the dialogue.
A light brunch will be served. Read more.