A Cry for Peace (Shalom Rav)

By: 
Samantha Silk

Shalom rav al Yisrael amcha
Tasim l’olam

I ask you for peace
I ask you for love
I ask you for guidance from up above
Ki Atah Hu Melech Adon
L’chol hashalom

I ask you for safety
I ask for protection
I ask you for patience and care and affection
V’tov b’einecha l’vareich
Et amcha Yisrael

Ad-nai hear my voice
Ad-nai hear me sing
Hear the words aching within my heart
Hear me crying out as my voice rings
B’chol eit uv’chol shah
Bish’lomecha

Please bring peace to your people
Protect the ones you set free
Please heal the wounds of your children
Protect the souls that refused to flee
Shalom rav al Yisrael amcha
Tasim l’olam
Shalom rav al Yisrael amcha
Tasim l’olam

Samantha Silk lives in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA, near the Tree of Life synagogue. She wrote these poems in response to the attack on the synagogue. Samantha is a student at The Ellis School and belongs to Temple Sinai.