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El Maley Rakhamim for Victims of Gun Violence

El maley rakhamim,
God, full of mercy, who dwells above,
Remind us of your Divine Presence here, below, where hearts break as blood flows.
Our neighborhood has lost dozens and dozens of community members and beloveds to gun violence in just the last few years, and we are not alone.
Give rest on the wings of the Divine Presence to the souls of these individuals whose lives were taken far too soon
And may they find rest on your wings in the knowledge that we, their neighbors, their survivors, will not forget them and will not forget the work that we must do to fix this broken world.
Merciful One, as we work to protect living souls so that no more lives will be lost to guns, protect our lost neighbors and loved ones’ souls forever. The Everlasting is their heritage, and they shall rest peacefully at their lying places. And let us say: Amen.

Prayer

How to Forgive: Opening Our Hearts in Elul

Why is forgiveness so hard? How can Jewish texts help us grapple with this complicated, heart-opening process?

Join Rabbi Vivie Mayer and Ritualwell for an online course on forgiveness in preparation for Yom Kippur. In three sessions during the month of Elul, we will study, connect, and create as we immerse in the topic of forgiveness. 

Wednesdays, 12pm–1:15pm EST, August 8, 15, 22

Register by August 1st and receive 10% off D'vorah Horn's new Teshuvah Cardsa perfect complement to the course!

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