You turn my mourning into dancing
You undid my sackcloth and girded me with joy,
that [my] whole being might sing hymns to you endlessly;
O Adonai my God, I will praise You forever.
I am so sad. The massacre at Pulse is devastating. 49 innocent LGBT people lost their lives dancing.
I am so sad. An attack on the Los Angeles Pride parade was thwarted, thank God, when police stopped a vehicle with guns, ammunition, and chemicals to make an improvised explosive device.
I am so sad. Orlando hospitals overwhelmed with injuries after the shooting at Pulse. At least 40 remain in hospitals, some having more than one surgery.
Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old
Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
Cory James Connell, 21 years old
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old
I am not yet ready to dance, the tears well to quickly in my eyes.
But soon it will be time. To dance, to organize, to advocate, to sing.
May the souls of those that died be at peace. Their memories will forever be a blessing, because our mourning will turn into dancing.
What a beautiful sentiment. You expressed your feelings brilliantly.
Love, Aunt Lyd
Good to read your written words.
Where are you a rabbi these days? How’s your Dad?
Please say hello to him and your sister?
On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Rabbi Eleanor Steinman wrote:
> rabbisteinman posted: “You turn my mourning into dancing You undid my > sackcloth and girded me with joy, that [my] whole being might sing hymns to > you endlessly; O Adonai my God, I will praise You forever. Psalm 31:12-13 I > am so sad. The massacre at Pulse is devasta” >
I am a rabbi at Temple Beth Hillel in the valley. My dad and sister are doing great. Thanks for asking. I hope all is well with Lee and your family.