Friday, March 18, 2011
I may remove this post within minutes of posting it because I have wept learning more about the boy and his family who had these words on a plaque on a wall in their simple Jewish home. His prayer was that he would be loved by his neighbors and that he would love them. His neighbors, of another faith, showed hate and not love. Neighbors of the other faith celebrated by handing out treats in the street upon learning of the slaughter. The quote from the article about Yaov:
A wooden plaque on Yoav's wall reads:
May it be Your will, Lord God and God of our forefathers,
That I love every one of Israel as myself, and
To graciously perform the positive commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself.
May it also be Your will, Lord God and God of my forefathers,
That you cause the hearts of my friends and neighbors to love me fervently, and
That I be accepted and desirable to everyone, and
That I be loving and pleasant, and
That I be gracious and merciful in the eyes of all who see me.
For the first time in my life I pray for the Lord's swift return.
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