Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The following is a text of the Kaddish prayer, which is repeated many times each day during the synagogue services:
Glorified and sanctified be God's great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will.
May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.
May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.
Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.
This prayer is associated with bereavement, however it is actually one of the most often recited Jewish prayers in general. It makes no reference to mourning, but rather it is a prayer fervently asking that people should glorify and praise God. This is a Jew’s greatest wish – that all mankind will recognize the sovereignty of God and love Him wholeheartedly.
This blog is my own small effort to bring that about.
It is mindboggling that some other "Jews", raised in Orthodox homes, are busily writing articles attempting to accomplish the opposite – to persuade people to deny God or to hate Him.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 2:59 PM