Jewish Prayer for the Dead of 9/11

On Friday, September 25 2015, Pope Francis presided at a multi-religious service at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center.

In a haunting chant, Park Avenue Synagogue Cantor Azi Schwartz sang this prayer:

O G-d, full of compassion, Who dwells on high,
grant true rest upon the wings of the Shechinah,
in the exalted spheres of the holy and pure,
who shine as the resplendence of the firmament,
to the souls of Victims of September 11th
who [have] gone to their eternal home;
may their place of rest be in Gan Eden.
Therefore, may the All-Merciful One
shelter them with the cover of His wings forever,
and bind their souls in the bond of life.
The Lord is their heritage;
may they rest in peace;
and let us say: Amen!

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