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Wondering about What Brings Comfort

You may have heard that I said that I needed a break, so I took a trip, but on the trip I broke my nose. I had surgery to repair it this past Monday, and am on my way to healing. I didn't realize that they made casts for noses.

I will not lie - before surgery I was scared. I appreciated (and continue to appreciate) prayers and "good vibes" that were sent my way. 

When congregants are in the hospital I usually bring what I call the Healing Hamsa. When I bring it there are two sides: one with Hebrew and one with transliteration. I designed them to be comforting and protecting. You can click on the pictures of each side below to be able to download or print copies. I realize that there are many other things that bring comfort in Jewish tradition.

This week's Wondering is about what brings you comfort at times like this? Are there specifically Jewish things - like specific prayers or Psalms or readings; visits or something else?


Click the image on the left for a PDF of the Hamsa with Hebrew and English.





Click the image on the left for a PDF of the Hamsa with transliteration and English.



Remember that you can find previous Wondering questions and answers HERE. I love that people are still sending me answers to some of the previous questions. It has been wonderful to be having discussions with you about the Wonderings.

Wed, June 29 2022 30 Sivan 5782