As word spread that Debbie Friedman was gravely ill, people around the world prayed for her recovery. Many turned to “Mi Shebeirach,” her version of the traditional Jewish prayer for healing and probably her best-known song. Our prayers and our loving song did not prevent Debbie’s death, but neither were they offered in vain. Indeed, for Debbie, the purpose of “Mi Shebeirach” was about much more than physical healing.
The story of “Mi Shebeirach” begins in 1987 . . . .Rabbi Drorah Setel is rabbi of Temple Beth El in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and president of the Buffalo Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Setel co-wrote the Mi Shebeirach with Debbie Friedman and is interviewed in the film A Journey of Spirit. Continue reading her article here.
Abq Jew Note: This video will fill your heart and break it at the same time.
Those who sow in tears will reap in joy - Psalm 126:5