Message for the Week from Rabbi Stein

Getting the Help We Need

Rabbi Jay M. Stein on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

Number 31

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', רופֵא חולֵי עַמּו יִשרָאֵל

Baruch ata Adonai Rofei Cholei Amo Yisrael

Praise are You Adonai, Who heals the ill of Israel.


Suicide is plaguing our society. People suffer in unimaginable ways and they feel there is no other alternative.  With the oncoming holiday season, the rates of suicide rise.  In many scenarios loved ones have no idea the tragedy is on the horizon and in many cases, family is helpless to avert the trajectory of the pain.  For some the reasons for the pain are chemical, physiological or sociological.  For some a combination of all three.

This bracha reminds us there are people who are aching, and we may be completely unaware.  May this bracha remind us to look closely and partner with God in bringing comfort to those people are hurting.

If it is you who is hurting please reach out to someone and let them help you. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or Call 1-800-273-8255