Haverim –

The horror of this morning’s shooting defies description. We are heartbroken and saddened beyond words. In the face of this darkness we need to be together: to sing, to pray, to weep. Join us for an interfaith prayer vigil. We’ll be joined by a number of our interfaith partners and friends.

Psalm 120

A song of ascents.

In my distress I called to the Lord
and He answered me.

O Lord, save me from treacherous lips,
from a deceitful tongue!

What can you profit,
what can you gain,
O deceitful tongue?

A warrior’s sharp arrows,
with hot coals of broom-wood.

Woe is me, that I live with Meshech,
that I dwell among the clans of Kedar.

Too long have I dwelt with those who hate peace.

I am all peace;
but when I speak,
they are for war.

And this beautiful prayer shared by my friend Dr. Lori Lefkovitz

בְּרוּכָה אַתְּ יָהּ מְקוֹר הַחַיִּים הַתּוֹמֶכֶת בָּנוּ בְּהַבִיאֵנוּ

אוֹר לְחֹשֶׁךְ מַרְפֵּא לְשֶׁבֶר וְשָׁלוֹם לְכֹל יוֹשְׁבֵי תֵּבֵל

Blessed are you, Source of Life,
Who helps us to bring
Light where there is darkness,
Healing where there is brokenness, and
Peace to all of the earth’s inhabitants.