Prayer for the Shomerim*
As you travel towards the funeral home,
May you be blessed with patience.
As you enter the chapel,
May you be blessed with slowing.
As you relieve your predecessor,
May you be blessed with hugs and knowing silence.
As you gather near the...
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I left for the airport as soon as I got the call. My friend Yosefa, a brilliant tattoo artist, educator, and fellow Kohenet, was on her deathbed, dying of a brain tumor. I booked the next flight from Philadelphia to Seattle in time to do shemirah, to guard her body and soul after...
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January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pmIs this me? Eight o'clock on a Tuesday evening, I'm strolling down the ordinary street of my town, carrying an M-16 rifle. Tonight, it's my turn again to do shmirah, guard duty, a chore required about once a month of every male resident here at Beit Yattir, the West Bank village...