At Yom Kippur, a blessing for the congregation’s non-Jews

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Ari McVeigh, center, lights candles with his Jewish mother, Rebecca Bernstein McVeigh, and his non-Jewish father, Rod McVeigh, at his bar mitzvah. Photo courtesy of Rod McVeigh

Ari McVeigh, center, lights candles with his Jewish mother, Rebecca Bernstein McVeigh, and his non-Jewish father, Rod McVeigh, at his bar mitzvah. Photo courtesy of Rod McVeigh

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“What we want to thank you for today is your decision to cast your lot with the Jewish people by becoming part of this congregation, and the love and support you give to your Jewish partner."

  • God said to Abraham concerning him and his descendants ” I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you.” This blessing and curse is still relevant to this day. God chose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the patriarchs of the people through whom He brought us the Holy Scriptures and the Savior/Messiah. God’s ultimate blessing for Israel is still a future event. God has removed the wall of separation between Jew and Gentile through Yeshua/Jesus. Both must come to God the Father through faith in Yeshua and rest in His finished work (atonement) for salvation, for eternal life. Thank God for taking down the wall of separation and for His great love for Israel and for the nations. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” Shalom

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    With the discovery of DNA, a Jew is anyone who has a mother OR father who is Jewish.

    Also, YHWH is the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob–no females mentioned there!

    I’m a Hebrew Catholic because my Father was Jewish.

    Now let’s get Jews merciful and just to all (even Palestinians) and proclaim their Jewishness to the world!

    BE PROUD OF YOUR GLORIOUS HERITAGE! It has inspired the world for almost 6000 years.