In Solidarity With Israel

מִן-הַמֵּצַר, קָרָאתִי יָּהּ

In distress, I call out to you, O God.

Psalm 118


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Prayer for Those Being Held in Captivity

May the Holy One who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; bless, protect and guard our missing brothers and sisters who are in distress and captivity. May the Holy Compassionate One, bring them out of darkness and the shadow of death; may God break their bonds, deliver them from their distress, and bring them swiftly back to their families’ embrace. May there be fulfilled in them the verse: “Those redeemed by God will return; they will enter Zion with singing, and everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
And let us say: Amen.

מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקֹב, וְאִמּוֹתֵינוּ שָׂרָה רִבְקָה רָחֵל וְלֵאָה, הוּא יְבָרֵךְ וְיִשְׁמֹר וְיִנְצֹר אֶת כָּל אַחֵינוּ וְאֲחְיוֹתֵינוּ הַנֶעְדָרִים הַנְּתוּנִים בְּצָרָה וּבְשִׁבְיָה. הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִמָּלֵא רַחֲמִים עֲלֵיהֶם, וְיוֹצִיאֵם מֵחֹשֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָוֶת, וּמוֹסְרוֹתֵיהֶם יְנַתֵּק, וּמִמְּצוּקוֹתֵיהֶם יוֹשִׁיעֵם, וִישִׁיבֵם מְהֵרָה לְחֵיק מִשְׁפְּחוֹתֵיהֶם. וִיקֻיַּם בָּהֶם מִקְרָא שֶׁכָּתוּב: וּפְדוּיֵי ה׳ יְשֻׁבוּן, וּבָאוּ צִיּוֹן בְּרִנָּה, וְשִׂמְחַת עוֹלָם עַל־רֹאשָׁם, שָׂשׂוֹן וְשִׂמְחָה יַשִׂיגוּ, וְנָסוּ יָגוֹן וַאֲנָחָה: וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן

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Short Form Content

Another Shabbat and there are still more than 200 hostages. This Shabbat, we continue to pray for their safe and immediate release. #bringthemhomenow



In the midst of this deepening crisis, Rabbi Roly Matalon in his D'var Torah urges us to hold two truths simultaneously: the imperative for Israel to defend itself against a ruthless enemy and safely retrieve the hostages, and the moral obligation to acknowledge and alleviate the suffering of innocent Palestinians. Watch the full D'var Torah at the link in bio. #lekhlekha #lechlecha #dvartorah



In Rabbi Shuli Passow's D'var Torah this past Shabbat, she takes us through Noah’s experience living through three distinct worlds—before the flood, during, and post-flood. 

Just as he witnessed the destruction and rebirth of his surroundings, we are now seeing an incredible outpouring of unity and humanity post October 7.

But the real question is, how can we capture these incredible acts of hesed (lovingkindness) and ahdut (unity) as we begin to ponder the future world we wish to create. 

Let's envision and work toward that better world, together. 

See the full D'var Torah at the link in bio.



Powerful teachings from Rabbi Felicia Sol on Friday night, that in the face of rampant inhumanity, the imperative remains to elevate truth, righteousness, and acts of kindness, asserting the essence of what it truly means to be human. 

Watch the full teaching at the link in bio.

#pirkeiavot #humanity #kavanah



Banner photo by Sarah Merians Photography.