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הושענא לתיקון ולנחמה | Hoshana for Healing and Consolation by Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx (trans. Aharon Varady)

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הושענא לתיקון ולנחמה
Hoshana for Healing and Consolation

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לְמַעַן אַהֲבָה שֶׁל אֱמֶת
א For the sake of true love

לְמַעַן בְּרָכָה בְּכָל עֵת
ב For the sake of blessing at all times

לְמַעַן גְּשַׁמִים בְּעִתָּם
ג For the sake of rainfall, anytime

לְמַעַן דְּרָכִים וְתִיקּוּנָן
ד For the sake of paths and their rectification

לְמַעַן הָרִים וּמַעֲבָרָם
ה For the sake of mountains and their crossing

לְמַעַן וִיעוּדִים וְתוֺחַלְתַּם
ו For the sake of encounters and their purpose

לְמַעַן זִכְרוֹנוֹת עִתִּים
ז For the sake of lasting memories

לְמַעַן חֲלוֹמוֹת טוֹבִים
ח For the sake of good dreams

לְמַעַן טוּב הָעוֺלַמִים
ט For the sake of goodness throughout all possible worlds

לְמַעַן יֹפִי הַחַיִּים
י For the sake of the beauty of life

לְמַעַן כֹּחַ לַיְעֵפִים
כ For the sake of strength to the weary[1]Isaiah 40:29

לְמַעַן לְטִיפָה לַכּוֺאֲבִים
ל For the sake of a caress for those in pain

לְמַעַן מְנוּחַה וְהַחְלָפַת כֹּחַ
מ For the sake of rest and restoring strength

לְמַעַן נֶחַמַת לֵב וּמָנוֺחַ
נ For the sake of consolation and peace

לְמַעַן סְפַקוֺת בְּמִידָּתָם
ס For the sake of the measure between self-doubt and self-confidence

לְמַעַן עִמּוּתִים וּפְתִירָתָם
ע For the sake of conflicts and their resolution

לְמַעַן פְּתִיחַת הַלֵּב
פ For the sake of opening the heart

לְמַעַן תֵּת צֹרִי לַכְּאֵב
צ For the sake of healing the pain

לְמַעַן קוֺלוֺת הַקּוֺרְאִים
ק For the sake of yearning voices

לְמַעַן רַחֲמִים מִתְעוֺרְרִים
ר For the sake of arousing compassion

לְמַעַן שֵׁנָה בְּעִתָּהּ
ש For the sake of rest when it’s needed

לְמַעַן תִּקְוָה וְהַגְשָׁמָתָהּ
ת For the sake of hope and fulfillment

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Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx’s Hoshana for Healing and Consolation was first published in the Israeli Reform Maḥzor for the Three Festivals (2014, p.137) edited by Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman and Rabbi Oded Mazor. We are also grateful to Dr. Joyce Gottlieb for her edits.

Notes   [ + ]

1. Isaiah 40:29

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