Well in the spirit of “I have still have so much to learn” I will confess a super moronic/awkward moment.

Last night I attended a Yom Hazikaron event hosted by JSpace and Dor Chadash at the club Marquee. One of the speakers was up on the podium and above him was this huge electronic display that I assumed (keyword; ASS-u-ME-d) stated his name: El Male Rachamim.  I said to my friend standing next to me “OMG that is my new favorite name El Male”. She looked at me quite puzzled and replied “Chriss…El Male Rachamim is the name of the funeral prayer”.


Below I have cut/pasted the words to El Male Rachamim from wikipedia.

Version for the Remembrance of IDF Soldiers

אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים שׁוכֵן בַּמְּרומִים, הַמְצֵא מְנוּחָה נְכונָה עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה, בְּמַעֲלות קְדושִׁים, טְהורִים וְגִבּורִים, כְּזהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים. לְנִשְׁמות חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל וְלוֹחָמֵי הָמַחְתָרוֹת שֶׁנָּפְלוּ בְּמִלְחֲמות יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְכל הַלּוחֲמִים בְּמַעַרְכות הָעָם שֶׁחֵרְפוּ נַפְשָׁם לָמוּת עַל קְדֻשַּׁת הַשֵּׁם, וּבְעֶזְרַת אֱלהֵי מַעַרְכות יִשְׂרָאֵל הֵבִיאוּ לִתְקוּמַת הָאֻמָּה וְהַמְּדִינָה וְלִגְאֻלַּת הָאָרֶץ וְעִיר הָאֱלהִים וכל אלה שנרצחו בארץ ומחוצה לה בידי המרצחים מארגוני הטרור.

לָכֵן בַּעַל הָרַחֲמִים יַסְתִּירֵם בְּסֵתֶר כְּנָפָיו לְעולָמִים, וְיִצְרור בִּצְרור הַחַיִּים אֶת נִשְׁמָתָם. ה’ הוּא נַחֲלָתָם, בְּגַן עֵדֶן (תְּהֵא) מְנוּחָתָם, וְיָנוּחוּ בְּשָׁלום עַל מִשְׁכָּבָם, וְיַעַמְדוּ לְגורָלָם לְקֵץ הָיָּמִין, וְנאמַר אָמֵן.

God, full of mercy, who dwells in the heights, provide a sure rest upon the Divine Presence’s wings, within the range of the holy, pure and glorious, whose shining resemble the sky’s, to the souls of the soldiers of Israel’s Defence Forces and the Underground fighters that fell during the wars of Israel, and to all the people’s campaign fighters who disdained their own souls to die for the Hallowness of the Name, and that with the help of the God of the campaigns of Israel brought to the rising of the nation and the state, and the salvation of the land and the city of God; and all those who were murdered in Israel or outside of it, by the hands of the terror organizations’ assassins. Therefore, the Master of Mercy will protect them forever, from behind the hiding of his wings, and will tie their souls with the rope of life. The Everlasting is their heritage, the Garden of Eden shall be their resting room, and they shall rest peacefully upon their lying place, they will stand for their fate in the end of days, and let us say: Amen

One thought on “Oops!

  1. I actually think it sounds great as a name! Not sure you would want to name your child that though

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