Our thoughts and our prayers are with those lost loved ones in the tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Israel – at Mount Meron on the festival of Lag Ba’omer.
We also pray for the full and speedy recovery for those who are injured in body and mind. May they be healed along with all those who are suffering and in pain.
We offer our gratitude to the responders, the first aiders and the hospitals that are caring for the wounded.
For all those grieving, injured, broken and bereft – we offer this Psalm prayer. Baruch Dayan Emet.
Psalm 121 – A Song of Ascents
I Lift my eyes to the Mountain peak –
Where does my help come from?
It comes from you
Maker of Heaven and Earth
Who holds my foot firm on the path up
Who’s constantly present
With you there’s no obscurity
Nothing is dim, asleep, inert
To those who question and struggle
You respond, keep hold, give cover
So that by day the sun won’t burn
Nor by night the moon mesmerise
You guard against evil
Enfold and reveal the soul
Guard my arrival
Secure my departure-
(trans. By Norman Firscher)