Nivonimer Eli Zimmerman’s Bracha!

Yom Huledet Sameach (Happy Birthday) to 2010 Nivonimer Eli Zimmerman!

This past summer, edat ha-Nivonim studied brachot (blessings).  At one point during the summer, each Nivonimer wrote their own bracha or chose a particular bracha that spoke to them.  Here is Eli's bracha:

My God, keep my tongue from evil, my lips from lies.  Help me ignore those who slander me.  Let me be humble before all, open my heart, so that I may pursue You.  Frustrate the designs of those who plot evil against me.  Make nothing of their schemes.  Do so because of Your compassion, Your power, and Your holiness.