Elul Reflections: 10 Elul 5780


אדון הרחמים

בשנה הבאה

פתח לנו שער בעת נעילת שער

שערי חיבוקים ושערי פנים מלאים

שערי ביתינו ושערי חברינו

שערי סבא וסבתא ושערי משפחה רחוקה

פתח לנו שער כי אנחנו

רוצים לראות את פניך גם בתפילה

וגם בחיוך של אדם בלי מסכה


Adon haRachamim– dear God of mercy –

In the coming year,

P’tach lanu sha’ar, b’et n’ilat sha’ar –

Open the gates for us, open them wide:

The gates to hugs and unmasked faces,

The gates to our homes and tea with a friend,

The gates to visits with grandparents,

And our family overseas.

Open the gates for us, open them wide,

That we may once again see Your face, not only in prayer,

But in the full-faced smiles of those we hold dear.


By Rabbi Nicole Roberts

Based on the High Holy Day liturgy

(The English is not intended to be a direct translation of the Hebrew)

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