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A Blessing for all our Children [at the Onset of the School Year], by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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Dear, Precious Ones, Our Children,
 
May you be blessed in your goings and comings, in your ongoing journeys through an uncertain world.
May God protect you from evil and from carelessness.

May your hearts grow in awareness and sensitivity.
May your minds deepen in appreciation and curiosity.

May you learn life’s lessons and be strengthened.
May whatever successes you achieve find you humble and ready to share, graciously and generously.
May whatever challenges you face find you brave and ready to ask for help.

May you be blessed with good neighbors, good teachers, and good friends.
May this world invite your hearts’ gifts and the gift of your hearts.
May your soul be resilient and heal fully and quickly whenever it needs to.

May we, your teachers and families, be blessed to witness your amazing paths forward, inward, and upward.
May you never doubt the overflowing love and gratitude we feel for you.
May the Source of Life pour through you and surround you as you choose your next steps.
May you know and share kindness, deep and true.

Thank you for being ours, and for being your own, glorious selves.
We love you more than we can say.

“A Blessing for all our Children” by Rabbi Menachem Creditor was first published on his Facebook Page on 31 August 2020 and subsequently shared via the Open Siddur Project through our Facebook Discussion Group.

 


 

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