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Daniel Pressman

An Important Letter from Your Rabbis

January 22, 2014

Dear Friends, Balance is one of the challenges in large and complex sacred communities like Beth David.  Good things, essential practices, and valued constituencies can conflict, and we have to find ways to honor competing needs. We have been struggling for a while with one such circumstance around the mi shebeirakh prayer for the sick at Shabbat morning services. Jews have been saying prayers for the sick since biblical times. The mi shebeirakh prayer developed in the Middle Ages. For centuries, this prayer was said when someone who had an aliyah requested it on behalf of a sick family member or friend. More recently, the practice became to recite a single prayer including the names of all those in our thoughts — both names called out by those present, and […]

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~ Rabbi Daniel Pressman