A Pondering Jew's Blog

with Rabbi Berkman

A place to explore our changing world, through the lens of our Jewish values

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Throughout the high holidays, towards the end of each day’s service, Mesorah DC added a prayer for the releases of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The response was overwhelming.  Many of our participants approached myself and the other Mesorah Rabbis to thank us for adding the prayer and to express how important the felt it was.

The response is again overwhelming. Less than two weeks later Gilad Shalit is free.

No matter how we may feel, politically or strategically, about the deal that has led to Gilad’s release, our brother is free.

This is what we and Jews around the world have been praying for. What an incredible response to all of our prayers.

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