Friday, June 26, 2015

Prayer for Solidarity Shabbat, June 27th, 2015

The North Shore Jewish Center will participate in the observance of a Solidarity Shabbat, this Saturday, June 27th, as called for by the leading institutions of American Judaism.  This is in response to the shootings at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last week.

Ribbono shel Olam, Master of the World, on this Shabbat of Solidarity with the vicitms of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, their families and community and with all people who strive to truly know You, we search for ways to bring the values of understanding and unity, tolerance and respect into our daily actions and deeds.  To be inspired by the likes of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, HY'D*, who was both clergyman and politician - to be unafraid to let our religious convictions guide us in all facets of our lives.  To not limit our concern and outrage, our love and kindness, only to our sanctuary, but to let those virtues spread out as forces for goodness and Godliness in our lives and the lifeblood of our great nation, Amen.

* Hashem yinkom damo, may God avenge the blood of righteous martyrs.