I’m neither in the mood nor do I have time for a Good News Friday post, but I didn’t want to leave up those last two terribly depressing posts without a counterweight, so here are two videos that might put you in a better mood.
The first is the tefila Mi Sheberach for the soldiers – the prayer for the welfare of soldiers recited in synagogues every Shabbat. I can’t think of a more appropriate prayer at this moment:
The second song is one that has been making the rounds recently and it has stuck in my head – השבעתי אתכם בנות ירושלים. The words are taken from Shir Hashirim
שיר השירים ה8: “
הִשְׁבַּעְתִּי אֶתְכֶם, בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִָם! אִם תִּמְצְאוּ אֶת דּוֹדִי – מַה תַּגִּידוּ לוֹ? שֶׁחוֹלַת אַהֲבָה אָנִי!”
“I have sworn you, daughters of Jerusalem, that if you find my beloved, what will you tell him? That I am lovesick for him”.
These are words of love between Israel and G-d, or between Israel and the Torah.
Wishing us all a Shabbat Shalom and a better week ahead.