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  • Writer's pictureReuven Sherwin

May He Who makes Peace in the Heavens, make Peace upon us, and upon all Peace seekers

At tough time, people dream.

Some have nightmares, some let their imagination fly, and despite (or because of) the tough time, the dream of better world.

So here is my (naive, optimistic, unrealistic) dream.

It's super simple.


An ancient Jewish prayer (at least as early as the 11th century), says:

עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ, וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן

Loosely translated (inspired by some formal translations), it means:

May He Who makes peace in the Heavens, make peace upon us, and upon all Israel. Amen.

I would like to extend this prayer to all people.

May He Who makes peace in the Heavens, make peace upon us, and upon all peace seekers. Amen.

If you're willing and wanting to leave in peace, with you neighbor, and work out your differences in a peaceful way, and remove hatred and violence from your system - then may peace be on you!


Peace has a price. But it's a dream so good, it may be worth dreaming, not only for you, but also for all those who are so different from you. Peace be upon them too - if they seek it.


May we be worthy of the lives sacrificed on October 7th, 2023.


Let the silent majorities stop being silent, and stand up. And may our efforts be worthy, and May He Who makes peace in the Heavens, make peace upon us, and upon all peace seekers. Amen.

 

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