THE ESSENCE OF KADDISH
THAT GOD IS WORTHY OF PRAISE
GOOD TIMES AND BAD
BRIGHT DAYS OR BLEAK
SUNNY DAYS OR RAIN
GOD IS WORTHY OF PRAISE
EVEN WHEN GOD IS SILENT
THERE ARE THOSE
THAT GOD WILL BESTIR HIMSELF
AT MAN’S SEXUAL MORES
AT HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
BUT THE WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF HIS CHILDREN
LEAVES HIM QUIET
THE ROOT OF THE WORD
AFTER TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF SORROW
AT CHRISTIAN HANDS
ONE CAN ONLY STAND IN AWE
AT THEIR LOYALTY
THAT INSPIRES THEM
IN THEIR DEEPEST SORROW TO SAY
Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name
throughout the world which He has created
according to His will.
May He establish His kingdom
in your lifetime and during your days,
and within the life of the entire House of Israel,
speedily and soon; and say, Amen.
May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.
Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded
be the name of the Holy One,
blessed be He,
beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
He who creates peace in His celestial heights,
may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
FRANK A VOLLMER