A NOTE FROM RABBI SIROTY
It's been a rough week for us all. What started as a novel snow storm has turned into sleet and ice storms, treacherous roads, no power, no water and the coldest recorded temperatures ever in our area.
God of the heavens: nature and all that You have created are truly awesome. Often, we; take these wonders for granted.
Teach us to cherish all of your gifts.
Try as we might, we know that we cannot control the oceans, the mountains, or the weather.
We ask that You shelter all who will be in its path. Watch over everyone who lives within the areas affected by this winter freeze. Guard us, and give us strength, courage, and resolve to handle this storm; answer their prayers, and ours, that we will be blessed with goodness and be spared from harm.
We also ask that You give strength and provide safety to our first responders and those who are charged with providing our fuel, keeping our utilities running and our streets and public spaces safe. Please, dear God, keep them out of harms way.
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam sheh kocho u-gehvurato maleh olam.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe whose power and might fill the whole world (and inspire us to be strong in the face of all of life's difficulties).
By Rabbi Michael S. Jay, as adapted by Rabbi Fred Guttman and Rabbi Raina Siroty
Stay Safe and well. Please let me know if you need any assistance. Call me on my cell or email me.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night at 6pm on Zoom for Shabbat.
L' Shalom, Rabbi Raina