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! 

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)

Asher Yatzar, we thank God for keeping us functioning


Blessing for the Road

Sagiv Cohen and Agam Buchbut

If any of you wonderful people are looking for a siddur that doesn’t use masculine and/or anthropomorphized language, this one by Marcia Falk is phenomenal. While I don’t like the size, the content is reflective of a spiritual but humanistic approach to Judaism (instead of God, she refers to the source of life). It includes rewritten aspects of the traditional liturgy and new material that reflect the themes of the traditional liturgy. It is appropriately meditative and adaptable for personal or communal shabbat and daily meditation/prayer. I highly recommend it


Only cheated on one cause I look awful in photos I know are being taken. I wrote out a whole thing only for it to be deleted, so for my second attempt….just know some really gorgeous ladies tagged me, and in turn if you’re a follower feel free to tag me as the person who tagged you.

I guess to pinpoint a few people, @klezbian-separatist @binamutakala @audition420 @manhatingdyke @jewishhenna @baeddel @noxiousb @asap1836 and I think I need to cut it off because dozens more come to mind BYEE

Hear, O Israel–
The divine abounds everywhere
and dwells in everything;
the many are One.

Loving life
and its mysterious source
with all our heart
and all our spirit,
all our senses and strength,
we take upon ourselves
and into ourselves
these promises:
to care for the earth
and those who live upon it,
to pursue justice and peace,
to love kindness and compassion.
We will teach this to our children
throughout the passage of the day–
as we dwell in our homes
and as we go on our journeys,
from the time we rise
until we fall asleep.

And may our actions
be faithful to our words
that our children’s children
may live to know:
Truth and kindness
have embraced,
peace and justice have kissed
and are one.

—  Marcia Falk, Sh’ma: Communal Declaration of Faith, The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival