https://opensiddur.org/?p=30160Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit2020-02-10 12:15:24A blessing for announcing the new moon of Adar, for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, and for the whole month.Textthe Open Siddur ProjectIlana StreitIlana Streithttps://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/Ilana Streithttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/Rosh Ḥodesh Adar (אַדָר) Alef & Betתחינות teḥinot21st century C.E.58th century A.M.English vernacular prayer
A juicy, playful poem for connection and redemption.
A blessing for announcing the new moon of Adar, for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, and for the whole month.
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May we be the poppy seeds in each other’s hamentaschen
may the world be sweet to the taste
soft to the touch
and moonlight to the eyes
and redemption to the soul
may we design contests in which we all win
may we design beauty contests to which each moment
is a contender
may we all be blessed with cousins who have our backs
and who would fast on our account
may we recognize when we are Esther
when we are Mordecai
and when we are Aḥashverosh
may we keep remembering to forget to remember
may we each and may all of us appear at the party of our lives
wearing the crown of our royalty
and whatever the hell else we choose
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ויהי נעם אדני אלהינו עלינו ומעשה ידינו כוננה עלינו ומעשה ידינו כוננהו "May the pleasantness of אדֹני our elo’ah be upon us; may our handiwork be established for us — our handiwork, may it be established."–Psalms 90:17
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