Tehillim tonight at 7:00 (wherever you are) and tommorow 8:30pm- Mt. Sinai Jewish Center

August 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm 1 comment

Just a reminder to say tehillim tonight at 7:00 EST for those who were slain and wounded in Tel- Aviv, as well as for their families, friends and communities. Tehillim can be recited in whatever city you may find yourself, on your own, or with others.

In addition: On Monday night at 8:30pm, Mt. Sinai Jewish Center will be reciting Tehillim for those who were killed or hurt in the attack following Mincha/Ma’ariv services. They are located at:

Mount Sinai Jewish Center
135 Bennett Avenue
New York, NY 10040

I hope those of you who live in New York will be able to make it. If anyone knows of other services/ tehillim gatherings, please list them in the comments section below.


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  • 1. Anonymous in Northern NJ  |  August 3, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I am so glad to see Mt Sinai has opened their doors to those who are mourning this tragedy. It is good to see Orthodox people of all orientations viewing this as the hateful and inexcusable act that it was. Whether they see it solely as praying for the souls of Jews, or they see it as praying also against homophobia, their prayers will join with ours to reach the heavens. I hope some of our straight Orthodox brothers and sisters can understand why this hits so close to home for so many of us who are LGBT and Jewish. I am full of appreciation for the fact that I can sit in a Tirtzah meeting with a bunch of frum queer women and not fear for my safety – yet this tragedy is, unfortunately, a reminder that no matter how safe we might feel, there are those who would rather see us dead.


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