My Prayer for the Bokke
By Rabbi Yossy Goldman
Mi Shebeirach Avoseinu... May He who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless Rassie Erasmus and all his heroic men and the entire holy congregation of Springboks in their noble endeavours in the World Cup in Japan.
May Captain Siya Kolisi lead his noble team to victory. Cheslin Kolbe score multiple tries. Handre Pollard kick penalties and conversions galore, and may our substitutes make an impact. the Beeeeeast batter the Brits and may Faf de Klerk irritate the Vunipolas till they vanish.
May the Boks’ cup runneth over with successful lineouts and scrums, powerful offense and determined defense. We beseech You, O’ G-d to spare them any injury, distress or affliction and grant them Your abundant support so they may go on to global glory.
May Hashem put the fear of Heaven into the English. May they get tzutumult and know from tzorres. May Eddie Jones be frustrated. May Owen Farrell get farblongedt in di finster choishech and may Gorge Ford’s foot flounder. Please G-d, Sam Underhill will underperform, and Johnny May will go meshugga.
May our precious Springboks leap into the air with strength and speed and may all their efforts be crowned with success and triumph. Grant them Brocha and Hatzlocha so they may bring the trophy home speedily in our day.
And let us all say...Amen!