This acrostic piece spells out “Tree of Life Pittsburgh Tree of Life.” It is, of course, a response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue (October 27, 2018). It is meant to be used with two other prayers: “After a Deadly Anti-Semitic Attack” and “Racist Violence against Houses of Worship.” The Hebrew and English versions are part of a new The holiest day of the Jewish year and the culmination of a season of self-reflection. Jews fast, abstain from other worldly pleasures, and gather in prayers that last throughout the day. Following Ne'ilah, the final prayers, during which Jews envision the Gates of Repentance closing, the shofar is sounded in one long blast to conclude the holy day. It is customary to begin building one's sukkah as soon as the day ends. Martyrology from Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers. The Hebrew, by my friends Rav Aytan Kaden and Elyssa Moss-Rabinowitz, is energized with references to Tanach and Lit. Order of prayers. The prayer book.. Read the story behind this prayer on Times of Lit. ''the one who struggles with God.'' Israel means many things. It is first used with reference to Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel (Genesis 32:29), the one who struggles with God. Jacob's children, the Jewish people, become B'nai Israel, the children of Israel. The name also refers to the land of Israel and the State of Israel.. A PDF download of an annotated set of the prayers appears at the end of this post.