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A Blessing for Captain Kirk

A Blessing for Captain James T. Kirk, a.k.a. William Shatner, on the occasion of his first flight into space

Captain Kirk
You inspired me and millions of others
With your exploits in space
Carrying the best human values
Courage, compassion, curiosity, creativity, determination
To the far reaches of the galaxy
From the first alien villain you encountered
The M113 creature
You consistently persevered
And found a way
May the Omnipresent
The God of our ancestors
Protect you as you leave earth
For space
May God protect you from all dangers
From faulty equipment
From human error
From machine error
Tzitchem l’shalom
Go out in peace
U’boachem l’shalom
And return in peace
And inspire us once again

Rabbi Barry Leff

Barry Leff

Rabbi Barry (Baruch) Leff is a dual Israeli-American business executive, teacher, speaker and writer who divides his time between Israel and the US.

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