Word for the Herd: Torah from your favorite teacher
If you are reading this, you probably heard my hand is broken after my horrible car accident a few weeks ago... and it has been hard for me to write much of anything... texts, emails, reports, letters... So I'll be short and sweet as I reflect on what I hope for the coming year.
This is my prayer for the New Year, 5775. Dear Hashem: Please grant my family and friends, fellow Jews and citizens of the world, a peaceful, happy and healthy year. Please Hashem, fill our minds and hearts with meaning. Please Hashem, remember to be kind and gentle to those of us who are hurting. Please mend broken hearts and spirits within my community. Please guard and strengthen the state of Israel.
5774 was full of emotion, great and heavy. Oh, HaShem, please help me live the life that I truly want. Please help me to cry only tears of joy. Please protect those who are dear to me; RLE, EBE, MME, DME, SD, JD, JR, MR, GRM, FM, BM, LM, SM, ZG, AG, SL, NY, OB, LBT, HT, DBL, ML, PH, LC, JD, CHF, JF, CH, HT, MM, IM, DM, JM, GM, DF, JEC, NHI, NRR, MR, JR, BR, JJR, AS, LM, EI, LR, MR, AR, NR, BV, MV, AV, DV, QV, SB, JB, BB, LB, DB, MB, CL, AL, GL, AG, JS, LS, JAT, RF, MS, PB, HB, SW, JW, RW, JH, LH, SH, CH, RK, MK, NK, TK, CL, RL, AL, SH, AHS, SS, BM, LM, GM, JM, AEB, LS, LT, LS, ALG, RG. May it be your will to inscribe us in the book of life for a sweet year to come.