Sunday, November 07, 2004

. . . and my brachah for an election that didn't go my way?

Same—Baruch . . . shehecheyanu (Praised is the One who has kept us alive, [and sustained us, and brought us to this season]). Why do I say a "shehecheyanu?" Because whatever else one can say about this election, it was an election—nobody died, nobody got shot, there was no rioting in the streets. This was a peaceable selection of government officials. Considering the alternative, as I was saying, it could have been worse.

To see a brachah/blessing and some interesting prayers before voting—and to read some (mostly) thoughtful responses to this past one—go to


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