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Twilight, a poem by Rosa Emma Salaman (1849)

The poem, “Twilight” by Rosa Emma Salaman, was first published in the Occident 7:5, Ab 5609/August 1849, p.245. . . .

Night, a poem by Rosa Emma Salaman (1846)

The poem, “Night” by Rosa Emma Salaman, was first published in the Occident 3:11, Shebat 5606, February 1846. . . .

בִּרְכָּת מַעֲרִיב עֲרָבִים | Who Brings the Evenings, translated by Shim’on Menachem

Forgiveness is woven into the pattern of existence. God of second chances, pathways of atonement. Help us awaken to Your listening presence, your understanding. Fill our hearts with Divine compassion! . . .

בִּרְכָּת מַעֲרִיב עֲרָבִים | Ma’ariv Aravim, translation by Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman & Shaul Vardi

The first evening blessing before the recitation of the Shema in Hebrew with English translation . . .

בִּרְכָּת אוֹהֵב עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל | Ohev Amo, translation by Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman & Shaul Vardi

The second evening blessing before the recitation of the Shema in Hebrew with English translation . . .

בִּרְכָּת מַעֲרִיב עֲרָבִים | Maariv Aravim, translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the blessing preceding the Shema in the evening “Maariv Aravim” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .

בִּרְכָּת אַהֲבַת עוֹלָם | Ahavat Olam, for Maariv/Arvit translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, included his translation of the blessing preceding the Shema in the evening “Ohev Amo Yisrael” in his Siddur Tehillat Hashem Yidaber Pi (2009). . . .

אמת ואמונה | Emet v’Emunah, blessing following the Shema in the evening (interpretive rendering by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)

The first of two blessings following the shema in the evening, rendered by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his English “praying translation.” . . .

הַשְׁכִּיבֵנוּ | Hashkivenu, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

The Hashkivenu prayer of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. . . .

הַשְׁכִּיבֵנוּ | Shield the Children: A Prayer for Refugees, a paraliturgical translation of Hashkivenu by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman

This prayer is a line by line interpretative translation of a traditional Ashkenazi variation of the Hashkiveinu prayer recited for Ma’ariv Leil Shabbat. . . .


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