a Jewish angel

A Jewish angel in the midst of Hebrew letters that make up Creation.

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FUNERALS

Rabbi Rayzel is a compassionate listener and has a comforting bedside presence. She has the ability to hold both the joys and pains of life as people transition to the Other Side. Her musical gift of song summons the angels to help guide the soul on its journey.  Rabbi Rayzel’s knowledge of the ancient prayers and traditions will be explained to the family and community.  Contact Rabbi Rayzel if you feel your loved one would like their passing to be filled with music, caring and love.


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FUNERAL SONGS

Angels carry you

Nov 2005 ©Geela Rayzel Raphael

At this time of transition, going to the Light
At this time of transition, going home is right
Let go of the struggle, let go of your fear
All will be forgiven, your slate to be cleared

May the angels carry you
May the angels carry you.

Your work is done, it is time to rest
The fruit of your hands & your soul be blessed
Joining your ancestors, finding a new way
Crossing the threshold, wrapped in G-d’s embrace.

May the angels carry you ( 2x)

Surrounded by love, angels take your hand
Guiding you on, its part of the plan
Shechinah welcomes you opening her wings
Hearing the chorus. Join the angels singing.

Mi’yimini micheala , Mi’smoli Gavriealla Mi’lifnai Uriella m’ achorai Raphaella

Angel Song

Traditional words, tune Shlomo Carlebach

B’shaym Hashem, elohay Yisrael, (2x) mi’ yiminee Micha’el, u’smoli Gabriel, milfanai Uriel, u’m’achorah Raphael, v’al roshi, v’al roshi Shechinat Ayl. (2x)
In the name of God, the God of Israel (Eng: Reb Rayzel Raphael
there’s Micheal and Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael;
the four of them they gather ‘round, they gather ‘round your soul,
and then Shechinah herself appears and makes the spirit whole.

Hamakom Yinachem Etchem

Jan 10, Shloshim for my father ©G. Rayzel Raphael

HaMakom yinachem et chem
HaMakom yinachen et chen
HaMakom yinachem et chechem, b’toch sha’ar avlei tzion v’yerushalayim.

We’ll miss the smiles, their touch, their smell
The hands that we once held
Though the body’s gone
Love lives on
They are spirit behind a veil. Chorus:

May you be comforted on your journey
May you feel what you need to feel
Let seeds be planted of hope and consolation
May you find the time to heal.

Teach us to Treasure each Day

Yitz Husbands-Hankin

Lim-note ya-may-ay-nu (2x)
Lim-note ya-may-nu, kayn hodah v'na-vi l'vav choch-ma.
Teach us to treasure each day (2x)
That we may open our hearts to Your wisdom;
Teach us to treasure each day.
Treasure each day, teach us to treasure each day ( 2x)

Return

©Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

Return again, return again, return to the home of your soul
Return to who you are; return to what you are;
Return to where you were born and reborn again.

The Healer of the Broken Hearted | Psalm 147

©Geela Rayzel Raphael

Ha-rofeh lishburay layv ( 2x)U-michabaysh l’atzvotam (2x)
The healer of the broken hearted, the healer of the broken hearts
winds and binds and winds and binds- my sorrows- and carries them away:
winds and binds and winds and binds- my sorrows - and turns them to prayer.

Shalom Aleichem

Traditional

Shalom aleichem
mal'achei hasharet
mal'achei elyon.

Mimelech mal'achei ham'lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bo'achem leshalom
mal'achei hashalom
mal'achei elyon

Mimelech mal'achei ham'lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bar'chuni leshalom
mal'achei hashalom
mal'achei elyon

Mimelech mal'achei ham'lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Tzetchem leshalom
mal'achei hashalom
mal'achei elyon

Mimelech mal'achei ham'lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

 

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