Contemporary Misheberach

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By Rabbi Julie Shoshana Pfau | Prayer

For someone who identifies as female/לנקבה

May the source that blessed the entire world and filled it with diverse and abundant life bless ___________

May the process of growth grow through the soil of your spirit and life so that your spirit will flourish, and your life will yield lavish fruits and blossoms.

 

May you be open to the process of growth and may your soil/self be generously cared for, nurtured, and watered.

May every good seed that has been planted in your life sprout, delicately begin to bloom, and then blossom.

 

May you delight in this growth, and may it strengthen you, and may its produce emanate abundantly to the world for blessing.

 

And let us say: Amen.

For someone who identifies as male/לזכר

May the source that blessed the entire world and filled it with diverse and abundant life bless ___________

 

May the process of growth grow through the soil of your spirit and life so that your spirit will flourish, and your life will yield lavish fruits and blossoms.

 

May you be open to the process of growth and may your soil/self be generously cared for, nurtured, and watered.

 

May every good seed that has been planted in your life sprout, delicately begin to bloom, and then blossom.

 

May you delight in this growth, and may it strengthen you, and may its produce emanate abundantly to the world for blessing.

 

And let us say: Amen.

Transliterations

For someone who identifies as female:

mi she-berakh/she-berkhah kol ha-olam kulo
u’mile/u’milah oto b’chayim ravgoniyim v’shofim
y’varekh/t’varekh et ___________

yitzmach tahalikh ha-tz’michah derekh admat nafshekh v’chayayikh
k’dey she-t’sagseg nafshekh v’yanivu chayayikh perot u’f’rachim rabim

tipatchi l’tahalikh ha-tz’michah
u’v’nadiv admatekh t’tupal t’tupach v’tushqeh

y’vatzbetz y’lavlev v’yifrach
kol zera tov she-nizra b’chayayikh

tism’chi ba-tz’michah ha-zo v’hi t’chazeq otakh
v’tishpa t’nuvatah la-olam livrachah

v’nomar amen

For someone who identifies as male:

mi she-berakh/she-berkhah kol ha-olam kulo
u’mile/u’milah oto b’chayim ravgoniyim v’shofim
y’varekh/t’varekh et ___________

yitzmach tahalikh ha-tz’michah derekh admat nafshekha v’chayekha
k’dey she-t’sagseg nafsh’kha v’yanivu chayekha perot u’f’rachim rabim

tipatach l’tahalikh ha-tz’michah
u’v’nadiv admat’kha t’tupal t’tupach v’tushqeh

y’vatzbetz y’lavlev v’yifrach
kol zera tov she-nizra b’chayekha

tismach ba-tz’michah ha-zo v’hi t’chazeq ot’kha
v’tishpa t’nuvatah la-olam livrachah

v’nomar amen