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Parsha B'haalotecha: Praying for Good Health

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:42pm -- Clergy

The origin of the MI Shebeirach prayer is contained in this week’s Torah portion, B’haalotecha.  Miriam is struck with leprosy and Moses cries out in a simple prayer, "God, please heal her."  Prayer has many forms but perhaps the purest is when we reach out instinctively for ourselves or the people we love.  On the other hand, intellectually we know that not everyone can get better, we know that people must get sick, that everyone dies, and that people die earlier than we would want or expect them to.  We know that since the beginnings of time babies, children, parents, spouses get sick and

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