Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Beauty Dances

sukkotThis is a simple but lovely prayer for Sukkot about the beauty, love and peace that arrive with this festival of joy, and the call to bring that beauty into our hearts and into the world. Here’s a list of more prayers for Sukkot with brief descriptions. To listen while you read, click on the triangle in the bar below.

Beauty Dances
Beauty dances
With us
Whenever we build
A tabernacle
To G-d’s holy Name.

Love sings
With us
Whenever we rejoice
In gladness
On G-d’s festive days.

Peace cries
With us
Whenever we yearn
In prayer
For G-d’s holy shelter.

Let us build this place,
This tabernacle where we praise,
With all of our hearts,
G-d’s pardon and promise.
Let us build this place,
Where we delight,
With thanksgiving and wonder,
In G-d’s bounty and gifts.

Let us build this place,
This Sukkat Shalom,
Where beauty dances
And love sings.
Where peace cries out:
Build, build,
You children of Israel,
A tent of holiness,
Strong and true.
Build it in your heart,
In your home,
In your life,
In the world.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Click here for the full list of prayers for the Yamim Noraim. Here are focused lists of prayers for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah. And here’s a link to yizkor and memorial prayers.

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