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Yom Rishon, 20 Nisan 5774

We invite you to send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing the challenge of illness, that we may support them, and you, by inclusion in our communal Mi Sheberach blessings.

 

We pray for our dear ones who are in need of healing of body or soul.

 

We pray for the hungry, for the homeless, for the victims of war and catastrophe, for the sick and the dying. And we pray for our fragile earth, for all her inhabitants, and for life itself.

 

We ask blessing on all those engaged in tikkun olam, the healing and transformation of our planet.

 

Let the Shechinah within each of us open our hearts and stir us to struggle on behalf of creation.

 

May each of us, all of us, be limbs and hands bringing healing and compassion, justice and peace to the world.

--Rabbi Arthur Waskow

 

The Mi Sheberach prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are facing the challenge of illness. The prayer includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community for others facing illness. Traditionally, the Mi Sheberach is said during services when the Torah is read. In modern times, the Mi Sheberach is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness of all sorts.

Mi Sheberach 

 

Avoteinu: Avraham, Yitzhak, v'Yaakov,
v'Imoteinu: Sarah, Rivka, Rachel v'Leah,
Hu yivarekh virapei
et haholeh/haholah _____ ben/bat ______
HaKadosh Barukh Hu
yimalei rahamim alav/aleha,
l'hahalimo/l'hahlimah,
u-l'rap'oto/u-l'rap'otah,
l'hahaziko/l'hazikah,
u-l'hay-oto/u-l'hay-otah.
V'yishlah lo/lah bim-hera
r'fuah shlemah,
r'fu-at hanefesh u-r'fu-at hagoof,
b'tokh sh'ar holei Yisrael v’holei yoshvei tevel,
hashta ba'agalah u-vizman kariv,
v'no-mar, Ameyn!

Translation

 

May the One who blessed our ancestors --

Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah
bless and heal the one who is ill:
__________ son/daughter of _________.
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon him/her,
to restore him/her,
to heal him/her,
to strengthen him/her,
to enliven him/her.
The One will send him/her, speedily,
a complete healing --
healing of the soul and healing of the body 
along with all the ill,
among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay,
and let us all say:  Ameyn!

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