Misheberakh upon filing your taxes

Rabbi Juan Mejia
March 22, 2013
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Ribbono shel Olam, Master of all the Universe, who knows the name of every star in the heavens and can count each grain of sand under the stars, who accounts for every thought in of the human heart, help me now.  Grant me the honesty to correctly assess my duties, knowing that these are the lifeline of my country and my community.  That from these monies, the orphan, the widow and the stranger in our midst are fed and clothed.  That these are the building bricks for our schools and for the roads under our feet. That they are the mortar for our future and our children’s future.  Bequeath, as well, rectitude and honor to those who receive these civic offerings so that they will not squander nor waste them.  Hone their measures and their weights so they will not stray from what is just and fair. Finally, grant us all, both ruler and contributor alike, the keenness to hold each other true in such weighty and grave matters, so our great nation will continue “to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Amen.

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Rabbi Juan Mejia was born in Bogotá, Colombia. After discovering the Jewish roots of his family, he embarked on a spiritual journey that lead him back to the religion and the people of his ancestors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the National University of Colombia and a summa cum laude Master´s Degree in Jewish Civilization from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in NY. He plans to devote his life to the Torah education of both Jews and descendants of anusim wherever they may be. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oklahoma City, OK. He was recently appointed as the coordinator for the Southwest for the Jewish non-profit organization Bechol Lashon.

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