Nivonimers Miriam and Naomi Silverman’s Brachot!

Yom Huledet Sameach (Happy Birthday) to 2010 Nivonimers Naomi Silverman and Miriam Silverman!

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 Naomi's bracha:

Praised are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe who removes sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids.  May we feel at home with Your Torah and cling to Your mitzvot.  Keep us from error, from sin and transgression.  Bring us not to trial or to disgrace.  Let no evil impulse control us.  Keep us far from wicked people and corrupt companions.  Strengthen our desire to do good deeds; teach us humility, that we may serve You.  May we find grace, love and compassion in Your sight and in the sight of all who look upon us, this day and everyday.  Grant us a full measure of lovingkindness.  Praised are You, Adonai who bestows lovingkindness upon His people Israel.

Here is Miriam's bracha:

Praised are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe who with wisdom fashioned the human body, creating openings, arteries, glands and organs, marvelous in structure, intricate in design.  Should but one of them, by being blocked or opened, fail to function, it would be impossible to exist.  Praised are You, Adonai, healer of flesh who sustains our bodies in wondrous ways.