Posts from the ‘Better World’ category

Social justice, national tragedy, war and natural disasters.

For Manhattan, New York

After another day of horror, this one in New York City. Here is my “Liturgy after Terror Attacks.” May we never need prayers such as these…

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For Clergy

This is a prayer for our clergy, first posted on ReformJudaism.org as “A Rosh Hashanah Prayer for Our Clergy.” It can be used by people of…

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As Hurricane Irma Swirls

Remembering our Key West years, where Ami z”l and I were married and Nikki was born, wondering what will survive. In 1984, Richard A. Heyman, z”l,…

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For Houston

A prayer for the people of Houston in the wake of Harvey. For Houston G-d of earth and sea, Of ocean and shore, Source of All,…

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Domestic Insurrections

In our Declaration of Independence, the Founders describe “the causes which impel them” to separate from the King of England as “a long train of abuses…

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We Will Not Yield

After violence from white supremacists left death and injury in Charlottesville, here’s a prayer and a call to action for all who love this nation. We Will…

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Prayers for Shira and Pride

Here are two prayers posted for Jerusalem Pride, Thursday, August 3. “Pride Wins” is in memory of 16-year-old Shira Banki, murdered at Jerusalem’s 2015 Pride Parade by an…

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For the Christians of Egypt

Today we grieve with the Coptic Christians of Egypt after gunmen attacked a bus of pilgrims headed to St. Samuel the Confessor monastery. The New York Times called the…

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For Manchester and England

This is prayer of hope and courage for the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester. It’s based on a memorial prayer that I wrote for…

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Attack at Westminster: For London and England

This is prayer of hope and courage for the victims of the terrorist attack at Westminster. It’s based on a memorial prayer that I wrote for…

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