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Mourner’s Kaddish   Leave a comment

In memory of Charles Krauthammer, 1950 – 2018, and in honor of his Jewish faith.

Glorified and sanctified be God’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.

(The Mourner’s Kaddish, a Jewish prayer, is an almost 2,000-year-old prayer traditionally recited in memory of the dead. The prayer, which is included in all three daily prayer services and is recited in a minyan of at least 10 adult Jews, makes no mention of death. Instead, it is a prayer dedicated to praising God.)


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Posted June 22, 2018 by ouidaofs in Death, Jewish People

We Remember Them   Leave a comment

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
When we are lost and sick at heart,
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember them.
So as long as we live, they too shall live,
For they are now a part of us as we remember them.

(Author Unknown)

Posted February 11, 2018 by ouidaofs in Holocaust, Jewish People, Music

Even When God Is Silent   Leave a comment

 

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when feeling it not.
I believe in God even when God is silent.

(Holocaust Cantata – Arranged by Donald McCullough)

Posted February 10, 2018 by ouidaofs in God, Holocaust, Jewish People

“The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable”   Leave a comment

Romans 11:29

A Menorah in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Menorah in front of a Christmas tree,
at the Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany.

This image must warm the heart of God as it does mine.  It speaks volumes, more than I can say here.  I ask you to meditate upon all the beauty of the symbolism.  Christians are never separated from their Jewish brothers and sisters; God’s original covenant with the Jews can never be revoked.  We are both members of the family of God, on the way home to the Father.

(December 2015 Document from the Vatican:  The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable.)

Posted December 14, 2015 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jewish People

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