Sunday, September 16, 2012

שנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו Happy New Year

May all my readers, the Jewish people and the nation of Israel have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.  May we be blessed with most of what we ask for, or, alternatively, in the words of the poem recited during today's Slichot service, "even if we are unworthy, extend your supporting hand a morsel at the opening [of the door]."

May our prayers to be written in the Book of Life be answered for another year. Two years ago, I prayed to God to write my mother in the Book of Life and, despite her metastatic pancreatic cancer, she was. Last year at this time I asked again, though I sensed His answer was "I'm sorry, I'd like to, but I can't." For those of us who have or will be touched by exclusion from the Book of Life, may we be consoled through our prayers and the sensitivity and concern of others.

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