Blessing for New Rabbi
I am the cantor's wife and I make the candle blessing before Rosh Hashana. We have a new young rabbi. Do you have a suggestion for a prayer or greeting that would include our new rabbi for me to say along with the traditional blessings?
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
How about saying something straight from your heart – and phrase it in the form of a blessing. For example:
"On behalf on the congregation, I would like to give you a blessing as you begin this important leadership position. May it be that as you grow in your relationship with God, you will share your insights and help elevate us, too. And together may we all learn the words of our holy Torah, to understand them with absolute accuracy, and incorporate them into our lives – to perfect ourselves and our world!"
Have a sweet new year!