Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Power of Women

I've never really "gotten" tehillim. I mean, I know what they are. I
can say them, but I've watched with envy the way some people can lose
themselves in the saying of tehillim (Psalms).

Until this past year.

There is a belief that saying the entire book of tehillim twice can do
miraculous things. I don't pretend to understand the way G-d's mind
works, but I believe it. This past year we have had several friends go
through difficult surgeries. The word went out and the response was
astounding. At one gathering, there were so many women that it took
under 20 minutes to complete the entire Tehillim twice. I think
reading Tehillim takes practice and patience. I often read in English
- if I understand it, it will help me move towards the Hebrew.

What I found miraculous, despite the good news received each time, was
the bringing together of so many people from different backgrounds and
groups. Everyone focused on a single goal. All with love in their
heart focused on helping a friend to pull through a difficult time and

Miracles surround us every day. We just have to open our eyes to see them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if I believe in the, but I can say that reading Tehillim with a group of woman was the most special thing I've even encountered in my life. Next to getting married and having my children. It was hard to contain my tears while in this small shul with woman of all ages and all back grounds came together on their recess, or breaks to read some psalms. It was a beautiful thing I can agree with that.


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