Rabbi Miriam's Blog
My Dear Congregants,
If you had one minute left to live, what would you like to recall or do?
Would it be your family? Would it be your friends? Would you
choose to lie down and peacefully wait for the minute to end? Would you choose to share a laugh with another person? Would you choose to run around pointlessly but joyously with your significant other? Would you smell each and every flower in your yard?
Whatever you choose to recall or do, just please make it count!
Make it count for you and your recall. Make that one-minute a beautiful piece of art! A canvas filled with color, fragrance, and the beauty of life. May you remember it even… if the one minute has arrived.
Avinu Sh’Bashmayim, dear God in heaven, please bless each and every one of the people I love, with good health, happiness and peace. May we all strive to live our lives fully, one minute at the time.
Avinu Sh’Bashmayim, dear God in heaven, please let me have many more minutes with my congregants. Let my prayers be acceptable to you.
Avinu Sh’Bashmayim, dear God in heaven I cherish so dearly each moment I spend with them. My sweet and loving friends, each one of your Neshamas (souls) brings an immense joy into my life.
Thank you. Toda Rabba, I thank each one of you, separately and all together.
Avinu Sh’Bashmayim, dear God in heaven, let my prayers be acceptable to you, so that my life may be an example of the teachings of Torah. I promise to care for the widow, the orphan, and poor, as much as I can, and wherever I can find them. I promise to put Israel and Ahavat Torah on top of my donation list. I will continue to adore and cherish my family, and do all that I can to keep them healthy, safe and together, and continue to do my very best to share my time and energy with them.
When I forget, forgive me. When I falter, remind me. When I weaken correct me. In my efforts,
PLEASE be with me.
I am wishing you a Ketiva v’hatima Tova! May you, your family, and all your loved ones be inscribed in the Book of Good Life and Good Health. Amen
See you all Friday for Kol-Nidrei, and on Saturday for Yom-Kippur.
Ahavat Torah of West Los Angeles
About Rabbi Miriam
Rabbi Miriam E. Hamrell MHL, M.Ed., has served as our religious and spiritual leader at Ahavat Torah Congregation and helped it grow since it was founded in 2003.