We, the burdened.
And we, the burned.
Have had so much taken from us.
That we wonder what it is we can gift the world.
For us, may this be a year of The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. rising.
So that, in the absence of Torah and the desecration of Torah.
The letters of Torah float graciously on high.
Transcending the struggle.
And dangling over all life the wisdom of the generations and the strength of all our People.
When our hearts ache, may we ascend like the letters.
When our souls cry out, may we ascend like the letters.
When our minds race, may we ascend like the letters.
When our bodies fail, may we ascend like the letters.
And when the world calls, may all our answers lead to Torah.