Today’s reflection honors the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many of us have watched her public ceremonies this week, the first woman and first Jewish person to lay in state. We mourn this great loss, a legacy that will live on for many generations to come. Take a moment with us to read these traditional Jewish prayers with us. National Day of Mourning

“… If I raise my eyes to the hills, from where will my help come? My help comes from ADONAI, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — your guardian is not asleep. No, the guardian of Isra’el never slumbers or sleeps. ADONAI is your guardian; at your right hand. ADONAI provides you with shade —the sun can’t strike you during the day or even the moon at night.”

“When I die / If you need to weep / Cry for someone / Walking the street beside you. / You can love me most by letting / Hands touch hands, and / Souls touch souls. / You can love me most by / Sharing your Simchas (goodness) and / Multiplying your Mitzvot (acts of kindness). / You can love me most by /Letting me live in your eyes / And not on your mind.”