The Jewish festival of Shavuot begins at sundown today.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
~ Spanish Proverb
May God remember the soul of my mother, my teacher (say mother’s Hebrew name and that of her mother) who has gone to her supernal world, because I will – without obligating myself with a vow – donate charity for her sake. In this merit, may her soul be bound up in the bond of life with the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, and with the other righteous men and women who are in Gan Eden; and let us say, Amen.
1 Yizkor, a special Jewish memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur.
(Two of my friends lost their mothers recently and both attended the memorial service for them this last weekend. God bless you both.)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I am loved.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)