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‫ | מי שברך על כל המחרפים נפשם לעצור את המגפה‬Mi sheBerakh for the
Medical Workers & Researchers on the Front Lines of the
COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)
opensiddur.org/prayers/collective-welfare/trouble/epidemics/prayer-for-the-medical-workers-and-researcherson-the-front-lines-of-the-covid19-coronavirus-pandemic/
March 27, 2020

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‫ מי שברך‬mi sheberakh, 21st century C.E., 58th century A.M., coronavirus, 2019–20
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Source (Hebrew)

Translation (English)

‫ִמי ֶשֵׁבּ ַרך ֲאבוֵֹתינוּ‬
,‫ַאְב ָרָהם ִיְצָחק ְו ַיֲﬠֹקב‬
‫ְוִאמּוֵֹתינוּ ָשׂ ָרה ִרְבָקה ָרֵחל‬
,‫ְוֵלָאה‬
‫ְו ִרֵפּא ֶאת ִמ ְר ָים ַה ְּנִביָאה‬
‫ְוִח ְזִק ָּיהוּ ֶמֶלך ְיהוּ ָדה‬
‫ְו ַנֲﬠָמן ַשׂר־ְצָבא ֲא ָרם‬
– ‫וֵּמי ָמ ָרה ְוִסיר ֱאִליָשׁע‬
‫הוּא ְיָב ֵרך ְו ִיְשֹׁמר ִויַח ֵּזק‬
‫ְו ַיְע ֵזר‬
‫ֶאת ַהחוְֹבִשׁים‬
‫ְוֶאת ָהֲאָחיוֹת‬
‫ְוֶאת ָהרוְֹפִאים‬
‫ְוֶאת ׇכּל ַהפּוֲֹﬠִלים ִבְּתחוּם‬
‫ָה ְרפוָּאה ְוַהִטּפּוּל‬
‫ַהְמָּח ְרִפים ַנְפָשׁם‬
‫ְלַהָּצַלת ַח ֵּיי ְבּ ִריּוָֹתיו‬
‫ְבָּעְמ ָדם ֵבּין ַהֵמִּתים וֵּבין‬
(‫יג‬:‫ַהַח ִּיים )לפי במדבר יז‬
.‫ַלֲﬠֹצר ֶאת ַהַמּ ֵּגָפה‬

May the One who blessed our
ancestors,
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah;
who healed Miriam the Prophet,[1]
Hezekiah King of Judah,[2]
Naaman the Aramean General,[3]
and the waters of Marah[4] and
Elisha’s pottage;[5]
bless, guard, strengthen, and
embolden
the emergency responders,
the nurses,
and the doctors,
and all those who work in the field of
medicine and treatment
who risk their lives
to save the lives of human beings,
Gd’s creations,
standing between the living and the
dead[6]
to stop the plague.

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Source (Hebrew)

Translation (English)

‫ ֱא־לִֹהים ָלנוּ ַמֲחֶסה ָוֹעז‬God, our shelter and strength!
‫אד‬
ֹ ‫ ֶע ְז ָרה ְבָצרוֹת ִנְמָצא ְמ‬Help in times of trouble, always
(‫ב‬:‫)תהלים מו‬
accessible![7]
,‫ְרָפֵאנוּ ה׳ ְו ֵנ ָרֵפא‬
Heal us, Hashem, and we will be
,‫הוִֹשׁיֵענוּ ְו ִנ ָּוֵשָׁעה‬
healed;
‫ )לפי ירמיה‬.‫ִכּי ְתִהָלֵּתנוּ ַאָתּה‬
(‫יד‬:‫ יז‬rescue us, and we will be rescued;
for You are our praise![8]
‫ְכֵּשׁם ֶשִׁלַּמּ ְדָתּ ֶאת ֹמֶשׁה‬
‫ַרֵבּנוּ‬
,‫ַלֲﬠשׂוֹת ֶאת ְנַחשׁ ַה ְּנֹחֶשׁת‬
‫ְוֶאת ַאֲהֹרן ַהֹכֵּהן‬
,‫ְלַהְקִטיר ְקֹט ֶרת ְלָפ ֶניך‬
‫ָא ָּנא ֵא־ל ָנא ֵתּן ָנא ָחְכָמה‬
( ‫ י ג‬:‫) ל פ י ב מ ד ב ר י ב‬

‫ְבֶּלב ׇכּל ַהַמּ ְּדָע ִנים‬
‫ְוַהחוְֹק ִרים‬
‫ִלְמצ ֹא ְתּרוָּפה ַלַמָּכּה‬
‫ְוַה ַּנח ָנא רוּ ַח ֶחֶסד ְו ַרֲחִמים‬
‫ַעל ׇכּל ַמ ְנִהי ֵגי ַהְמּ ִדינוֹת‬
‫ִלְשֹׁמר ֶאת ְשׁלוֹם ָהֲא ָרצוֹת‬
‫וְּב ִריאוּת ָהַעִמּים‬
‫ש ִּנ ְזֶכּה ְו ִנ ְרֶאה ֻכָּלּנוּ אוֹתוֹ‬
ֶׁ
‫יוֹ ם‬
‫בּוֹ ׇכּל יוְֹשֵׁבי ֵתֵבל ִיְשְׁכּנוּ‬

Just as you taught Moses our Teacher
to craft the bronze serpent,[9]
and Aaron the Priest
to offer incense before you,[10]
please, God, please, grant, please,
wisdom[11]
in the hearts and minds of all the
scientists and researchers
to find a remedy for this plague,
and please, bestow a spirit of loyalty
and compassion
upon the leaders of all states
to preserve the peace of nations and
the health of peoples –
so that all of us may merit to behold
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Source (Hebrew)‫ָלֶבַטח‬

‫וָּמְלָאה ָהָא ֶרץ ֵּדָעה ֶאת ה׳‬
‫ַכַּמּ ִים ַל ָּים ְמַכִסּים )ישעיה‬
(‫ט‬:‫יא‬

‫) ל פי‬

‫ִכּי טוֹב ַאָתּה ַלֹכּל‬
‫ְו ַרֲחֶמיך ַעל ׇכּל ַמֲﬠֶשׂיך‬
(‫ט‬:‫תהלים קמה‬

‫רוֵֹפא חוֵֹלי ׇכּל ָבָּשׂר ַאָתּה‬
.‫וַּמְפִליא ַלֲﬠשׂוֹת‬

that day Translation (English)
when all inhabitants of the Earth will
dwell in safety,
and the Earth will be full of the
knowledge of Hashem
as water fills the seas.[12]
For You are good to all,
and have compassion on all Your
handiwork;[13]
You heal the sick of all flesh,
performing wonders.

‫ ֵכּן ְיִהי ָרצוֹן‬May such be Your will,
‫ ְונ ֹאַמר ָאֵמן׃‬and let us say, amein.
Here is a prayer for the medical workers and researchers on the front lines of treating the
afflicted and finding a cure for the COVID19 coronavirus pandemic. Hebrew with English
translation by Rabbi Stephen Belsky first published on his Facebook page.

Source
Notes [ + ]
1.

Numbers 12

2.

2 Kings 2:20.

3.

2 Kings 2:5.

4.

Exodus 15

5.

2 Kings 2:4.

6.

cf. Numbers 17:13.
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7.

Psalms 46:2.

8.

cf. Jeremiah 17:14

9.

Numbers 21

10.

Numbers 17

11.

cf. Numbers 12:13.

12.

Isaiah 11:9.

13.

cf. Psalms 145:9.

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A native of Brooklyn, New York, Stephen Belsky is a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush,
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Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He received semikha at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah,
and while studying there held internships at Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford,
Connecticut, and the International Rabbinic Fellowship. Before starting semikha, Stephen
taught at the Schechter high school in Teaneck, New Jersey, and after ordination, he
returned to education, teaching Jewish Studies in the middle and high school divisions of
Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield, Michigan. In addition to classroom teaching, Stephen has
taught and lectured both in his local community and in synagogues across the eastern
United States.
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Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat
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Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of
possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects. The event took place
during Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise where U.S. military
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M+J+ ShB+R+K% E+L+ K+L+ H+M+X+R+P+J+M% N+P+ShM% L+E+ZJW+R+ #T+ H+M+G+P+H+ |
Mi sheBerakh for the Medical Workers & Researchers on the Front Lines of the
COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)

Contributor(s):
Stephen Belsky
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Categories:
Well-being, health, and caregiving, Epidemics & Pandemics
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M+J+ ShB+R+K% mi sheberakh, 21st century C.E., 58th century A.M.,
coronavirus, 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19 coronavirus, 2020
coronavirus outbreak in the United States, 2020 coronavirus pandemic
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Source (Hebrew) Translation (English)
M+iJ+ ShB+uR+aK% #B+W+T+J+N+W+u
#aB+R+oH+oM% J+iZJX+oQ+ W+J+aE+Q+B+,
W+#iM+uW+T+J+N+W+u Sh:oR+oH+ R+iB+Q+oH+ R+oX+L+ W+L+#oH+,
W+R+iP+u# #T+ M+iR+J+oM% H+aN+uB+iJ+#oH+
W+X+iZ+Q+iJ+uoH+W+u M+L+K% J+H+W+uD+oH+
W+N+aE+M+oN% Sh:aR+ZJB+o# #R+oM%
W+uM+J+ M+oR+oH+ W+S+iJ+R+ #L+iJ+ShoE+ -
H+W+u# J+B+oR+K% W+J+iShM+R+ W+iJ+X+aZ+uQ+ W+J+aE+Z+R+
#T+ H+aX+W+B+ShiJ+M%
W+#T+ H+o#X+oJ+W+T+
W+#T+ H+oR+W+P+#iJ+M%
W+#T+ K+uL+ H+aP+uW+E+L+iJ+M% B+uiT+X+W+uM% H+oR+P+W+u#oH+
W+H+aTjuiP+uW+uL+
H+aM+uX+oR+P+iJ+M% N+aP+ShoM%
L+H+aZJuoL+aT+ X+aJ+uJ+ B+uR+iJ+uW+T+oJ+W+
B+uE+oM+D+oM% B+uJ+N% H+aM+uT+iJ+M% W+uB+J+N% H+aX+aJ+uiJ+M% (L+P+J+
B+M+D+B+R+ J+Z+:J+G+)
L+aE+ZJR+ #T+ H+aM+uaG+uP+oH+.
May the One who blessed our ancestors,
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah;
who healed Miriam the Prophet,^[1]Numbers 12
Hezekiah King of Judah,^[2]2 Kings 2:20.
Naaman the Aramean General,^[3]2 Kings 2:5.
and the waters of Marah^[4]Exodus 15 and Elisha's pottage;^[5]2 Kings
2:4.
bless, guard, strengthen, and embolden
the emergency responders,
the nurses,
and the doctors,
and all those who work in the field of medicine and treatment
who risk their lives
to save the lives of human beings, Gd's creations,
standing between the living and the dead^[6]cf. Numbers 17:13.
to stop the plague.
#L+H+iJ+M% L+oN+W+u M+aX+S+H+ W+oE+Z+
E+Z+R+oH+ B+ZJoR+W+T+ N+iM+ZJo# M+#D+ (T+H+L+J+M% M+W+:B+)
R+P+o#N+W+u H+ W+N+R+oP+#,
H+W+ShiJ+E+N+W+u W+N+iW+uoShE+oH+,
K+uiJ+ T+H+iL+uoT+N+W+u #aT+uoH+. (L+P+J+ J+R+M+J+H+ J+Z+:J+D+)
God, our shelter and strength!
Help in times of trouble, always accessible!^[7]Psalms 46:2.
Heal us, Hashem, and we will be healed;
rescue us, and we will be rescued;
for You are our praise!^[8]cf. Jeremiah 17:14
K+uShM% ShL+uiM+uaD+T+uo #T+ M+ShH+ R+aB+uN+W+u
L+aE+Sh:W+T+ #T+ N+X+aSh H+aN+uX+ShT+,
W+#T+ #aH+R+N% H+aK+uH+N%
L+H+aQ+TjiJ+R+ Q+TjR+T+ L+P+oN+J+K%o,
#oN+uo# #L+ N+o# T+uN% N+o# X+oK+M+oH+ (L+P+J+ B+M+D+B+R+ J+B+:J+G+)
B+uL+B+ K+uL+ H+aM+uaD+uE+oN+iJ+M% W+H+aX+W+Q+R+iJ+M%
L+iM+ZJ# T+uR+W+uP+oH+ L+aM+uaK+uoH+
W+H+aN+uaX+ N+o# R+W+uX+a X+S+D+ W+R+aX+M+iJ+M%
E+aL+ K+uL+ M+aN+H+iJ+G+J+ H+aM+uD+iJ+N+W+T+
L+iShM+R+ #T+ ShL+W+M% H+o#R+oZJW+T+ W+uB+R+iJ+#W+uT+ H+oE+aM+uiJ+M%
ShN+uiZ+K+uH+ W+N+iR+#H+ K+uL+uoN+W+u #W+T+W+ J+W+M%
B+uW+ K+uL+ J+W+ShB+J+ T+B+L+ J+iShK+uN+W+u L+oB+TjaX+
W+uM+oL+#oH+ H+o#oR+Zj D+uE+oH+ #T+ H+
K+uaM+uaJ+iM% L+aJ+uoM% M+K+aS+uiJ+M% (J+ShE+J+H+ J+#:Tj)
K+uiJ+ TjW+B+ #aT+uoH+ L+aK+uL+
W+R+aX+M+J+K%o E+aL+ K+uL+ M+aE+Sh:J+K%o (L+P+J+ T+H+L+J+M% Q+M+H+:Tj)
R+W+P+# X+W+L+J+ K+uL+ B+uoSh:oR+ #aT+uoH+ W+uM+aP+L+iJ+# L+aE+Sh:W+T+.
Just as you taught Moses our Teacher
to craft the bronze serpent,^[9]Numbers 21
and Aaron the Priest
to offer incense before you,^[10]Numbers 17
please, God, please, grant, please, wisdom^[11]cf. Numbers 12:13.
in the hearts and minds of all the scientists and researchers
to find a remedy for this plague,
and please, bestow a spirit of loyalty and compassion
upon the leaders of all states
to preserve the peace of nations and the health of peoples -
so that all of us may merit to behold that day
when all inhabitants of the Earth will dwell in safety,
and the Earth will be full of the knowledge of Hashem
as water fills the seas.^[12]Isaiah 11:9.
For You are good to all,
and have compassion on all Your handiwork;^[13]cf. Psalms 145:9.
You heal the sick of all flesh, performing wonders.
K+uN% J+H+iJ+ R+oZJW+N%
W+N+#M+aR+ #oM+N%
May such be Your will,
and let us say, amein.
__________________________________________________________________

Here is a prayer for the medical workers and researchers on the front
lines of treating the afflicted and finding a cure for the COVID19
coronavirus pandemic. Hebrew with English translation by Rabbi Stephen
Belsky first published on his Facebook page.

Source

Notes [ + ]
1. Numbers 12
2. 2 Kings 2:20.
3. 2 Kings 2:5.
4. Exodus 15
5. 2 Kings 2:4.
6. cf. Numbers 17:13.
7. Psalms 46:2.
8. cf. Jeremiah 17:14
9. Numbers 21
10. Numbers 17
11. cf. Numbers 12:13.
12. Isaiah 11:9.
13. cf. Psalms 145:9.
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H+M+G+P+H+ | Mi sheBerakh for the Medical Workers & Researchers on the
Front Lines of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)" is shared by
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Stephen Belsky

Stephen Belsky

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Stephen Belsky is a graduate of the
Yeshiva of Flatbush, the State University of New York at Binghamton,
and the Educators Program of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in
Jerusalem. He received semikha at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and while
studying there held internships at Beth David Synagogue in West
Hartford, Connecticut, and the International Rabbinic Fellowship.
Before starting semikha, Stephen taught at the Schechter high school in
Teaneck, New Jersey, and after ordination, he returned to education,
teaching Jewish Studies in the middle and high school divisions of
Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield, Michigan. In addition to classroom
teaching, Stephen has taught and lectured both in his local community
and in synagogues across the eastern United States.
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infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying
wildlife and insects. The event took place during Exercise New Horizons
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W+J+H+J+ N+E+M% #D+N+J+ #L+H+J+N+W+ E+L+J+N+W+ W+M+E+ShH+ J+D+J+N+W+
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