Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Israel Soon

On Sunday I leave for Israel. This trip is about connecting with people and the land and healing from a raft of losses: my wife z”l, my job, my home. My joy and excitement at how the trip is shaping up are beyond my expectations. Through the power of the web – email, Facebook, my website – I will reconnect with old friends and will meet and stay with people I’ve never physically met, friends of friends, the family of friends and Internet pals who have opened their homes. Some of the trip is planned, some will simply evolve while I’m there. Thanks to the many, many people who have helped along the way.

I plan to continue to post new prayers for the three weeks that I’m gone, but I have no idea what will actually happen. To celebrate the start of my journey, here are links to three prayers about Israel:

And here are links to three prayers about travel:

  • For Travel” – A traveler’s prayer
  • On the Road” – For the blessing of meeting people on the journey
  • On the Trail” – The awe and wonder of physical and spiritual treks

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2 Responses to “Israel Soon”

  1. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

    Reading this post made me cry. The Israel and Jerusalem prayers most of all.

    I wish you all the best things on your trip and my each moment and experience, each encounter and discovery bring you healing, peace and joy.

    Is there any place like Israel? I do not think so. I have traveled to many places in the world, but none has captured my heart like Israel, a place I dream of and long for.

    It sounds as if G-d has carved a deep place within you with your losses, so now what will Hashem bring to this place that resides beside your neshema? May your trip be transformative! Have a wonderful journey!

    • tobendlight

      Thank you, Fran, for reading my work, for being bold enough to share some of yourself here and for you blessing on my trip. Alden


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