The flood waters may have ebbed, but in their wake there has been so much loss and destruction. At such times, the knowledge that others care about us can lift our spirits and enable us to find strength and hope.
In our Torah portion this week, Moses offers the shortest prayer found in the Torah. In response to a plague that has fallen upon his sister, Miriam, Moses calls out to God: “El nah, r’fah nah lah!””Please God heal her.” (Numbers 12:13)
During this period where members of our community feel like they have been plagued with the pains which come from catastrophic loss and the burdens of cleaning everything up, we collectively express these same sentiments on their behalf as we cry out to the heavens: “Please God heal them.”
If you know someone who is in need, please let us know. May all who have suffered find support and sustenance in the love and care of family, friends and the community.