December 17, 2012 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #607467mommamia22Participant
The levaya is scheduled for 1p.m. today.
Let’s do something l’maan this neshoma: divide Sefer tehillim to be said today around the time of the funeral.
I will, bli neder, say kapitlach Aleph – lamed (1-30 inclusive).December 17, 2012 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #913704
I do not know yet how to say Tehillim as I make my way to Judaism, but my thoughts and prayers are with Noah and his family. Are there verses from the Bible (like Psalm 23) that are part of Tehillim that I might say? Thank you for any suggestions!December 17, 2012 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #913705
Pslams is tehilim, its just the english word for itDecember 17, 2012 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #913707
Great! Thank you zahavasdad, I always appreciate your help 🙂December 17, 2012 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #913708I can only tryMember
91-100 inclusive.December 17, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #913710oomisParticipant
Aurora, Psalm 23 is a beautiful one – you can say it, confident in the knowledge that it is a thoughtful thing to do. I have already davened for the victims of this tragedy and their families. I include the killer’s mother in this. Hashem Yeracheim.December 18, 2012 1:45 am at 1:45 am #913711
Aurora many times they say the 23rd Pslam at a jewish funeralDecember 18, 2012 3:18 am at 3:18 am #913712
Thank you oomis and zahavasdad 🙂 The 23rd Psalm is my very favorite — it was my Mom Mom’s too. I find it so comforting…it must be just beautiful in Hebrew!December 18, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am #913713
Aurora, they have transliterated Siddurs and Tehilim (Pslams)
Its the hebrew words written in english.
If you go to Artscroll.com (Hopefully mods will let this one through) you can search for the transliterated Tehillim and the translitered Siddur (If you dont have one already)December 18, 2012 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #913714mikehall12382Member
It will be my honourDecember 18, 2012 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #913715yytzParticipant
I’d recommend the interlinear Tehillim, because then you can learn what the Hebrew means word-for-word. Even if you can’t read Hebrew letters yet, you’ll learn soon enough with some practice. You can see samples of it on the Artscroll website.
It’s a good and time-honored practice to recite Tehillim in the merit of a sick or deceased person (or in wartime for the safety of Israel), in the hope of inspiring Hashem’s mercy. But it’s also good to recite Tehillim more regularly as a way of getting closer to Hashem. Here’s a part of quote I like on this topic:
“When reciting Psalms and prayers, make sure you find yourself in everything you say. It is simple and easy to find yourself in all your prayers: you don’t need to be clever.
The Psalms in particular were written for the entire community of Israel and for each and every individual. All of a person’s internal wars and struggles and everything else he endures are all expressed in the Psalms , which mainly relate to the war against the evil urge and its forces. These are the main enemies seeking to keep a person from the path of life and drag him down to the deepest hell if he is not on guard against them. The entire Book of Psalms is about this war.
The foundation of all the different pathways to God lies in reciting Psalms and other supplications and offering our own personal prayers from the heart, entreating Him to draw us closer to His service. This is the only way to win the war. Happy is the man who persistently prays and entreats God at all times and in all situations, because he will certainly win the war.”
Likutey Moharan II, 101December 18, 2012 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #913716
Thank you zahavasdad and yytz for those suggestions — I will check them out! — and that beautiful quote 🙂December 18, 2012 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #913717mommamia22Participant
I love that last line.
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