Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Prayer for Transgender Day of Remembrance

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קל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים, שׁוֹכֵן בַּמְּרוֹמִים, הַמְצֵא מְנוּחָה נְכוֹנָה תחת כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה, בְּמַעֲלוֹת קְדוֹשִׁים וּטְהוֹרִים כְּזֹֽהַר הָרָקִֽיעַ מַאִירִים מַזְהִירִים, אֶת נִשְׁמוֹת הַאַמִּיצוֹת, הַטְרַנְסְגֶ'נְדֶרִיוֹת וֲהַאַנְדרוגִינוֹסִיוֹת, בְּנוֹת אָדָם ֹשֶעֲבְרוּ בֵּין גְדֵרוֹת הַמְגַדֶר בּכֹל מָקוֹם בֲּעוֹלָם אֲֹשֶר נִֹשְבְּרוּ וְנֱהָרגוּ וְנִרצֲחוּ וְנִדָחְפוּ לְהִתאֲבְדוּת בֹּשֶל שִֹנאַת חִינַם בְּלִיבָּם ֹשֶל הֲצַרִים. בְּגַן עֵֽדֶן תְּהֵא מְנוּחָתָן לָכֵן בַּֽעַל הָרַחֲמִים יַסְתִּירֵין בְּסֵֽתֶר כְּנָפָיו לְעוֹלָמִים, וְיִצְרוֹר בִּצְרוֹר הַחַיִּים אֶת נִשְׁמָתֵיהֶן, ה' הוּא נַחֲלָתָן, וְתָנַחנָה בְּשָׁלוֹם עַל מִשְׁכִּבוֹתֵהֶן. וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן.

G!d, full of compassion who dwells in the heights, find a fitting rest under the wings of the Shekhina, within the ascent of the holy and the pure, whose splendor shines and radiates as the firmament. May all of the fierce souls of the trans*gender people, human beings who transcended between the borders of gender in all the places of the world where they were shattered, murdered, destroyed, and pushed to suicide because a deep seeded hatred was in the hearts of their oppressors. The garden of Eden will be a resting place to them, Please! Source of Compassion, safeguard them forever beneath the safety of Your sheltering wings, and bind their souls with the chords of life.  G!d is their heritage, they shall rest peacefully in their places, and let us say: Ameyn

Joshua M Hamsa Berkowitz and Nom Vered Raye Lerman  (adapted)
For the original version of this, and other prayers click here.

1 comment:

  1. We should not be racist and accept transgenders in our society. They are equal to us as they are humans. Thanks for such a wonderful post.