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הושענא לתיקון ולנחמה | Hoshana for Healing and Consolation, by Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx


Source (Hebrew)Translation (English)
הושענא לתיקון ולנחמה
Hoshana for Healing and Consolation
הוֺשַׁע נַא
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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
הוֺשַׁע נַא
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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.


1Isaiah 40:29



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