A Prayer for Our Teachers

By Rabbi Albert G. Baum
as published in Rabbi Morrison David Bial (ed.), An Offering of Prayer: Prayers and Meditations Private and Public (Summit, NJ: Temple Sinai of Summit, 1962) p. 64. Adapted by Hinda Tz. Eisen, 2013.

O Lord our God — If our lips were filled with song and our tongues with words of constant praise, we would still be unable to thank You for the many blessings that You bestow upon us daily.

We sing Your praise for the masters and teachers in Israel, for our educators who help us understand that the universe, that You have given us as a home, is founded on law and order, harmony and peace.

May Your spirit ever inspire our teachers, poets, and writers of songs so that they may help us wipe out the ugliness, strife, suffering, and cruelty that mar the beauty and goodness of Your universe.

Enable Your servants to speak clearly and knowingly so that all people everywhere can learn to do Your will, with one common purpose.

Bless the endeavors of all who strive to bring knowledge and understanding into the world and into the hearts of people everywhere.

May our songs of praise always be upon our lips.



About Hinda

Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz has served as the Cantor/Educator at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, MD since June 2014, two weeks after she achieved cantorial ordination with a masters degree in Judaic Studies from Hebrew College (Newton, MA). Cantor Labovitz served as a part-time shlichat tsibbur at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA, and as the assistant to the conductor for the Zamir Chorale of Boston, where was a proud alto from 2006-2014.
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