Congresswoman Grace Meng Responds To Jewish Community

David HaMelech assembled Sefer T’hilim (the Book of Psalms) in five books, corresponding to the Five Books of the Torah. We find that the whole Torah is included and hidden in T’hilim. When David HaMelech would suffer, he would look in the letters and words of that tzarah in the Torah and compose a chapter of T’hilim, which was revealed to him through the light of the Torah. And each chapter of T’hilim certainly corresponds to a chapter in the Torah” (Degel Machanei Ephraim: Chayei Sarah).

If one learns T’hilim with kavanah, it’s a pidyon [redemption] from all types of disasters and tragedies. Perhaps, that’s why David composed 150 chapters equal to the g’matria of “pidyon.” Through the studying of T’hilim with kavanah, one can redeem himself from all types of misfortunes” (Magen VaShemesh, citing Eimek HaMelech).

To add a choleh to next week’s Communal Cholim List, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and complete the Google form.

List of people who need a r’fuah sh’leimah (a complete recovery)   (Please recite Psalms 6, 9, 13, 16, 17, 18, and 20.)

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Yaffah bas Monavar

Chein ben Tzionah

Chayah Sarah bas Tziporah Svetta

Dahlia Sarah bas Devorah

Tziporah bas Chanah

Moshe Abba ben Devorah

Eliyahu ben Orit

Elisheva ben Sarah

Yocheved Julia bas Roza

Avraham ben Sarah

Yoel ben Sarah

Tinok ben Susie

Eliyahu ben Rachel Leah

Yitzchak ben Rachel Leah

Yaakov ben Chanah

Avraham ben Soltana

Rivkah bas Touran

Reuven Tzvi ben Esther Beila

Chayah Sarah bas Michal Tziporah

Sarah Miriam Afrooz bas Farideh

Avraham ben Sultana

Leah Brachah bas Rivkah

Shlomo ben Leah

David ben Leila

Ron ben Judith

Mordechai ben Ziesel

Chaim Binyamin ben Shoshanah Raizel

Kalman Moshe ben Devorah

John Douglas ben Evelyn Lorraine

Yitzchak Yehonasan ben Devorah

Shmuel Meir ben Mary

Alexander ben Tziporah

Yaakov Todres ben Rivkah Sarah

Sheila bas Sylvia

Chavah bas Leah

Shifrah bas Leah

Carol bas Rose

Pam bas Clara

Chayah Sheina Chanah bas Itcha

Basyah bas Rachel

Dinah bas Tziporah

Ezra Refael ben Taoos Miriam

Sally Ronit bas Taoos Miriam

Efrayim ben Leah

Shmuel ben Monavar

Chayah Ayalah bas Tali

Chaim Yehudah ben Leah

Meir Peretz ben Chayah Malkah

Sarah bas Yaffah

Rabbanit Mazal Tov Rira bas Simchah

Isaac ben Dinah

Tinok ben Moriah Temimah

Tzviah bas Sheindel

Yael bas Dinah

Nissan ben Shoshanah