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Reciting Tehillim 119 for a Departed Soul or for an Ill Patient  


There is a time-honored tradition to recite sections of Psalm 119 after a loved one's passing and each year on the yahrtzeit.  Additionally, in situations of serious illness, God forbid, it is customary to recite segments from this chapter on behalf of the ill patient. The sections chosen for this recitation correspond to the spelling of the name of the deceased or the ailing patient. 


Tehillim 119 is unique not only in its length (consisting of 176 verses), but also in terms of structure.  It is arranged as an alphabetical series of twenty-two stanzas, each of which consists of eight verses.  The first stanza contains eight verses that begin with the letter alef, the second stanza features eight verses beginning with the letter bet, and so on.  


Upon the passing of a loved one, or in the case of an ill patient, Heaven forbid, it is customary to recite the stanzas of Psalm 119 that correspond to the letters of the name of the deceased.  Thus, for example, if the individual's name is Moshe (משה), the recitation begins with the eight verses that begin with the letter מ (97-104), and then continues with the stanza devoted to the letter ש (161-168) and the stanza featuring the letter ה (33-40).   This recitation is then followed by the stanzas corresponding to the word “ben” (“son of”) for a male, or “bat” (“daughter of”) for a female, followed by the name of the individual’s mother. (Some have the practice to use the name of the father).  If the patient’s name is Moshe and his mother was Yochebed, then one would recite the stanzas of the letters ב and נ (which spell the word “ben”), followed by the stanzas of י,ו,כ,ב,ד (“Yochebed”). 


In some communities, after reciting the stanzas for somebody who has passed on, one concludes by reciting the stanzas that correspond to the letters of the Hebrew word neshama ("soul") – נשמה. 


When reciting this chapter for an ill patient, it is customary to add the stanzas corresponding to the letters ק,ר,ע,ש,ט,ן, which spell the phrase, “kera Satan” (“tear the Satan”). 


For either situation, one can use the tool on our website to automatically generate the proper recitation. 


Psalm 119 features some of the famous and beautiful prayers in the Book of Tehillim, focusing primarily on the supplicant's yearning for Torah knowledge and spiritual perfection.  Throughout this chapter, David speaks of his burning desire to achieve knowledge and fulfill Misvot, and how he is not driven by the ambitions that consume most other people, such as the desire for wealth and prestige.  The most meaningful way to bring merit to a loved one's soul, or to accrue merit on behalf of an ailing friend or relative, is to reassess one's priorities and redirect his attention and focus onto the pursuit of Torah and Misvot.  Chapter 119 is perhaps the clearest and most inspiring expression of this commitment to making Torah and Misvot one's priority, rather than the endless of pursuit of wealth, fame and physical gratification.  By reciting Psalm 119 and internalizing its fundamental message for a loved one, a person brings merit to the deceased's soul, or to the patient in desperate need of divine compassion.


 


THIS WEEK'S LEVAYOT/MOURNINGS
Click on the name to generate Perek 119 above using the deceased name
Levaya is for:
Salem Khdideh
Hebrew:  שלום בן אדל
Chaloum ben Adele
Deceased On: 4/5/2020
Family Members:
Parents: Adele & Chaim
Wife: Avishag
Children: Adele, Chaim, Aviah and Noya
Siblings: Ted, Rachel Akiva, David and Simon
Sitting at:
Due to situation please send condolences via phone/text:
Adele & Chaim: 718 376 0488
Sheggy (Avishag) 347 799 0893
Ted 646 641 2979
Shella (Rachel) 347 206- 8893
David 917 674 1204
Simon 917 443 9034
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/8/2020
Levaya is for:
Isadore Cohen
Hebrew:  יצחק בן שפיקה
Yizhaq ben Sheffikka
Deceased On: 4/5/2020
Family Members:
Wife: Faye A"H
Sons: Joey and Ezra
Siblings:
Prayer Times:
Sam Cohen A"H, Leon Cohen A"H, Lola Tessoun A"H, Morris Cohen A"H, David Cohen A"H, Albert Cohen A"H, Nat Cohen A"H, and Meyer Cohen (may Hashem grant him long life)
Sitting at:
Sitting privately. Ezra Cohen 718-306-4566
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/12/2020
Levaya is for:
Ann Shamah
Hebrew:  חנה בת מרים
Hannah bat Miriam
Deceased On: 4/5/2020
Family Members:
Husband: Joe Shamah a’h
Children: Valerie Tabush, Cookie Setton, Alan Shamah
Siblings: Moe Hidary a’h, Abe Hidary a’h, Ike Hidary, Ben Hidary a’h, David J. Hidary

Sitting at:
Due to situation please send condolences via phone/text:

Valerie Tabush 732-245-4911
Cookie Setton 917-968-4818
Ike Hidary 917-647-3532
David Hidary (718) 637-1213
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/9/2020
Levaya is for:
Rabbi Rami Soosi
Hebrew:  רחמים רמי בן שושנה
Rachamim Rami ben Shoshana
Deceased On: 4/5/2020
Family Members:
TBA
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/8/2020
Levaya is for:
Bondi Yom Tov Sahalon
Hebrew:  בונדי יום טוב בן שולה רחל
Bondi Yom Tov ben Shula Rachel
Deceased On: 4/5/2020
Family Members:
Wife: Fortunee Sahalon
Children: Ness, Haim and Rabbi Isaac
Siblings: Avraham, Ettie,
Sitting at:
Due to situation, please send condolences via phone/text:
Fortunee - (347) 930-5061
Ness - (347) 733-9850
Haim ( 305) 331-0371
Rabbi Isaac in Israel Call (516) 373 0722
Avraham (718) 600-3273
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/8/2020
Levaya is for:
Rabbi Mark Maimon
Hebrew:  מרדכי בן רינה
Mordechai ben Rayna
Deceased On: 4/2/2020
Family Members:
Children: Reyna Katz, Yaakov Maimon, Simcha Shami, Rachelle Maimion, Shemuel Maimon, Aviva Khalifie, Esther Guttman, Sara Chayumi, David Maimon
Sitting at:
Please send condolences via phone/text:
Reyna Katz (248)766-8446
Yaakov Maimon (347)249-0704
Simcha Shami (347)276-2123
Rachelle Maimon (917) 592-2145
Shemuel Maimon (804) 285-0593
Aviva Khalifie (646)961-1774
Esther Guttman (646)404-1430
Sara Chayumi (718)377-8479
David Maimon (347)827-1304
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/8/2020
Levaya is for:
Rabbi Yaakov Israel
Hebrew:  יעקב בן אסתר
Yaakov ben Esther
Deceased On: 4/1/2020
Family Members:
Wife: Rabbanit Smadar Israel
(Also needs prayers please -Smadar Bat Tziona)Ty
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/7/2020
Levaya is for:
Isaac Dror
Hebrew:  יצחק בן Tera Esther
Yitzhak ben Esther Tera
Deceased On: 4/1/2020
Family Members:
TBA
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/7/2020
Levaya is for:
David Shemtob
Hebrew:  דוד בן רחל
David Michael ben Flora Rachel
Deceased On: 4/1/2020
Family Members:
Father: Max D. Shemtob
Text Only (732)-531-4209
Mother: Flora Shemtob
Text Only (732) 547-0542

Wife:
Esther Shemtob 917-750-5192

Children:
Max Shemtob (Calls only) 718-942-4033
Flora Shemtob (646) 565-0808
Miriam Shemtob Text Only (646) 532-7887
Sarah Shemtob (646) 656-0016

Siblings:
Rabbi Aaron Shemtob (305) 414-9730
Sofia Sutton Text Only (732) 614-1100
Joseph Shemtob 1 (908) 489-4126
Sitting at:
Avelim will be sitting separately with no visitors
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/8/2020
Levaya is for:
Rochelle Gemal
Hebrew:  רחל בת שרה
Rachel bat Sarah
Deceased On: 4/1/2020
Family Members:
Husband: Mitchell Bob Gemal
Children: Adele Cohen, Sara Bijou, Jill Semah, Robert Gemal, Deborah Massry
Siblings: Teddy Rosenthal, Richie Rosenthal A"H, Carol Missry
Sitting at:
Due to the situation, please send condolences via phone/text:
Adele Cohen: (908) 463 1722
Robert (732)500-0710
Mitchell (732)829-0794
Sara Bijou (732) 604-4065
Jill Semah (732) 503-7953
Deborah Massry (732) 272-2086
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/7/2020
Levaya is for:
Rav Chaim Dahan
Hebrew:  חיים יחזקל שרגה בן רחל אסתר
Chaim Yehezkel Shraga ben Rachel Esther
Deceased On: 3/31/2020
Family Members:
Parents: Rav Yitzhak Yaakov Dahan, and Rachel Esther (who is in the hospital and needs our prayers for Refuah Shlema)

Wife: Barbara (Rivka)

Children: Sarah Aidi, Zehava Aidi

Siblings: Yossi, Sruli, Aidi, and Malki
Sitting at:
Sitting privately. Send text messages.
Barbara (Rivkah) at 718-344-8588 or rdahan@ydeschool.org
Sarah 718-986-5466
Zehava 718-757-1509
Rav Yitzchak Yaakov Dahan 914-924-4678
Yossi Dahan: 513-300-5439
Sruli Dahan: 914-261-3266
Aidi Levine: 732-688-8575
Malky Englander: 516-661-0068
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/7/2020
Levaya is for:
Mr.Simon Eddi
Hebrew:  שמעון בן Julia
Shimon ben Julia
Deceased On: 3/30/2020
Family Members:
Children: Isaac Eddi, Ely Eddi and Raquel Gadeloff
Siblings: Marcos A"H, Ely, Lily, Gladys Abadi A"H, Dr. David and Tunie Cohen
Sitting at:
Due to the circumstances, please call/text the children to send your condolences:

Raquel (732) 927-3540
Ely (908) 907-7611
Isaac (347) 370-8546
Arayat Details:
The Arayat will be
Shiva Until: 4/6/2020
Levaya is for:
Eddie Levy
Hebrew:  עזרא בן צלחה
Ezra ben Salha
Deceased On: 3/29/2020
Family Members:
Parents: Jabra & Salha Shasho a"h

Siblings:
Ralph Levy a"h, Sam Levy a"h, Nat Levy a"h, Al Levy a"h, Morris Levy a"h, Lou Levy, and Grace Rifkin a"h

Calls only: Lou Levy (732) 996-2603
Sitting at:
Due to the circumstances, there is no visiting. Please call Lou Levy (732) 996-2603
Arayat Date:
4/7/2020
Shiva Until: 4/7/2020