Guest column by Rabbis Analia Bortz and Mario Karpuj

Haverim yekarim, dear community:

In this beginning of the year 5777, we gather our voices to celebrate our kehillah kedoshah, and we pray:

  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a heart filled with wisdom.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a mind filled with love.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with ears opened to the cry of those who are in need.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with eyes that can appreciate the beauty of Your creation.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year in which diverse voices will be heard.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year of understanding and mutual respect.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year of spiritual growth.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year of intellectual growth.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year in which we can strenthgen our relationship with the land and the state of Israel.
  • Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year, 5777, sheltered with peace.

L’shana tova tikateivu b’tehateimu.

Rabbi Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj are the spiritual leaders of Congregation Or Hadash.