Psalms 128:6
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6  and live to see your children’s children. May all be well with Yisrael!

ur-AY va-NEEM l’-va-NE-kha sha-LOM al yis-ra-AYL

ו  וּרְאֵה־בָנִים לְבָנֶיךָ שָׁלוֹם עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

 128:6   May all be well with Yisrael

Mosaic at the Shalom al Yisrael synagogue in Yericho

In 1936, archaeological excavations in the city of Yericho revealed the remains of an ancient synagogue. A huge mosaic was uncovered with pictures of a menorah (candelabrum), a shofar (ram’s horn) a lulav (palm branch), and the concluding words of this psalm, shalom al Yisrael (‘May all be well with Yisrael’ or more literally, ‘peace be upon Yisrael’.) The synagogue was dated to around the seventh century CE, during the Byzantine period. In fact, hundreds of Byzantine-era synagogues have been discovered all over Israel, most of them facing Yerushalayim and containing various artifacts demonstrating that synagogues were thriving in ancient times throughout the land. Unfortunately, the “Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue,” as it has come to be known, which is now under the control of the Palestinian Authority, remains largely off-limits to Jewish worshippers.

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  • Peace be upon Israel, Indeed. During the Byzantine period, We are told a remarkable discovery was found. There were a great number of ancient synagogue found during archaeological excavations in the city of Jericho .Beautiful mosaic were found containing these words shalom al yisrael, (”peace be upon Israel”). In fact 100's of them were found in the Byzantine era facing Jerusalem. We are told that Psalm 128 praises both men and woman who fear God, by the way that we are told is the beginning of wisdom and who raise there children to fear and to serve God. was also found in this inscription for this synagogue. This points out how important the family is to God and how strong the family is to the future of Israel and as a nation unto God. We are told that to those who seek to pray there be blessed from Zion and merit to live long and see generations of there children's, children and may the days come that they all experience peace upon Israel. Amen. Carl

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Psalms 128:6

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