jewish blessing

5 minutes into SU main tags and chill and they give you this look: 

And this isn’t even a half of what I found.

Oh but don’t worry y’all, all we need to do is avoid the su criticism tag! 

From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth,

from the laziness that is content with half-truths,

from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth,

O God of truth, deliver us.

Blessed is Adonai, Teacher of Torah to Your people Israel.

ברוך אתא יי, המלמד תורה לעמו ישראל.

Baruch atah Adonai, hamlammed Torah l’ammo Yisrael.

(Mishkahn Tefilla, 205)


Remember when Rachel Bloom created an entire musical number just for me? Good times.

anonymous asked:

Are there any prayers I could say before an exam?

i there,

Although there is no specific prayer for such an occasion in our liturgy that I know of, you can always feel free to talk to God in any way you see fit!

While many Jews use poetry and creative writing to develop their own prayers in Hebrew, English and many other languages, you can also simply just talk to God.

Here is an example of a prayer that I wrote for such a time:

Source of blessing and knowledge, please wrap me in Your  Sukkah of Peace, Sukkat Shlochmecha, as I take my upcoming exam.   Although I studied in the classroom and on my own, I need You, Avini v’Malkeini, my parent and my sovereign to help me maintain courage and faithfulness in myself.   Please be with me as I embark on this task, for all knowledge is Your knowledge.  And all knowledge is torah.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haOlam, asher kidshanube’mitzvotavv’tzivanula’asokb’dirvrei Torah.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God Soverign of the Universe, who hollows us in mitzvot, commanding us to engage in the study of Torah.

Good luck!

Atheists, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and everyone else who doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Please, turn from your ways and come to the lord while you still can. Repent, free yourselves from your sinful bondages, and spread the gospel. Trust me, you aren’t guaranteed tomorrow.⏳⌛️⏲

what a beautiful day to eat copious amounts of challah and think about how peter parker is trans and jewish and the baudelaires are also canonically jewish 

One of the best-known blessings, recited at special occasions and at every holiday of the Jewish year, blesses God for keeping us alive to enjoy this moment: “shehecheyanu”– Who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this moment.“ This life-affirming blessing often stirs deep emotions as we realize how thin is the line separating being from nonbeing and how dependent we are on forces outside of ourselves and beyond our control.
—  Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service by Reuven Hammar (pages 4-5)

I’m kinda sad this weekend because I can’t go to shabbat tonight or tomorrow’s Morning service.

But I did polish my brass menorah and a brass cup I use for the wine at Pesach. I also did my daily devotional and listened to the prince of egypt songs in Hebrew!

I know g-d is looking out for me and will guide me where I need to go. And I’m so thankful that I’ve been blessed to be where I am.

Shabbat shalom

And have a blessed rest of your night!!