Wednesday, June 4, 2008

For Tikva

A very special baby girl will soon be joining us on earth, in her beautiful physical form. Tikva Ahava Spinrad, this t'fillat haderech, or traveler's prayer, is dedicated to you. May your journey onto this planet be full of warmth, beauty and most importantly, LIFE.

May it be your will, our God and God of our ancestors,
that you lead her in peace and help her reach her destination
safely, joyfully, and peacefully.
May You protect her on her leaving and on her arrival
and rescue her from any harm,
and may you bless the work of her hands,
and her her deeds merit honor for You.
Praise to You, Adonai, Protector of Israel, Protector of all that lives.

Please, for those of you who still read this, join me in lighting a candle to welcome Tikva Ahava into a warm, safe and loving community of people who are praying for her health and well-being. Say a quick prayer and keep my friends, The Spinrad family, in your minds and hearts in the coming days.

1 comment:

Spinrad said...

Do I understand that you are blessing the child before she is born? That is very uncustomary in Judaism. Is it allowed?

PS - We are not shomrei mitzvot at all. Just wondering ...
And also wondering if Tikva is here in Israel with us, so that yet another Spinrad has made Aliyah!

Alex, Sara Adi Amit & NA'ama Spinrad, Tel Aviv