Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Peace for Israel Meditation with " Kiddish Poem"

October 26, 2023

Julie Potiker guides you through this meditation for peace for Israel. She completes the meditation with "Kiddish Poem, by Marge Piercy.

" Kiddish Poem," by Marge Piercy

Look around us, search above us, below, behind.

We stand in a great web of being joined together.

Let us praise, let us love the life we are lent

passing through us in the body of Israel

and our own bodies, let’s say amen.

Time flows through us like water.

The past and the dead speak through us.

We breathe our children’s children, blessing.

Blessed is the earth from which we grow,

blessed the life we are lent,

blessed the ones who teach us,

blessed the ones we teach,

blessed is the word that cannot say the glory

that shines through us and remains to shine

flowing past distant suns on the way to forever.

Let’s say amen.

Blessed is the light, blessed is the darkness

but blessed above all else is peace

which bears the fruits of knowledge

on strong branches, let’s say amen.

Peace that bears joy into the world,

peace that enables love, peace over Israel

everywhere, blessed and holy is peace, let’s say amen.

-Kiddish Poem," by Marge Piercy

The Mourners Kiddish: Oseh shalom bi-m’romav, hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu v’al kol yisrael, v’imru amen.

May the One who brings peace to the universe bring peace to us and to all the people Israel. And let us say: Amen.

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