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Blessing for Anyone Who Isn’t Jewish

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At JewBelong, we love to honor the growing diversity of the Jewish people – those who were born Jewish, those who converted, those who are not Jewish, and those who are fluid about the subject. We deeply appreciate those who are not Jewish and are leading lives with Judaism as you make our community richer. This blessing, entitled, “For Those Who Are Not Jewish (because we know this a lot) is for you. So if you are not Jewish, then you don’t have to read this out loud, but please do listen as we hope you feel appreciated.

May everyone who shares in a Jewish life feel welcome and integrated. We lovingly acknowledge the diversity of our community and are deeply grateful for the love and support you provide by opening your heart to Judaism, no matter how big or small a part it is in your day. Your presence at this Jewish experience is valued. It is not taken for granted because not everyone in this broken world will sit at a Shabbat dinner or attend a Passover Seder. We are a very small people and history has made us smaller. As we once again see a rise in hatred and hear fear in the voices of our community, we are grateful for your presence. We pray with all our hearts that all you give to the Jewish people will come back to you and fill your life with joy. Amen.

We offer special thanks to those who are raising their sons and daughters with Jewish identity. Our children mean hope, life and future. With all our hearts, we want to thank you for your love and willingness in giving the ultimate gift to the Jewish people. Amen.

– Adapted from Rabbi Janet Marder

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