"The Lord is their heritage; may they rest in peace"
Park Avenue Synagogue Cantor Azi Schwartz offered this prayer, in honor of the dead of 9/11:
O G-d, full of compassion, Who dwells on high, grant true rest upon the wings of the Shechinah, in the exalted spheres of the holy and pure, who shine as the resplendence of the firmament, to the souls of Victims of September 11th who [have] gone to their eternal home; may their place of rest be in Gan Eden. Therefore, may the All-Merciful One shelter them with the cover of His wings forever, and bind their souls in the bond of life. The Lord is their heritage; may they rest in peace; and let us say: Amen!
He led this prayer during the pope’s trip to the United States in 2015, at the Ground Zero multi-faith encounter presided over by Pope Francis and Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
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