Posts from the ‘Better World’ category

Social justice, national tragedy, war and natural disasters.

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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Faith Reunion

This prayer is for use at Jewish/Muslim interfaith gatherings. I wrote it about an hour ago in response to a tweet from Rabbi Rachel Barenblat asking…

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For Government

This prayer borrows Hebrew from several prayers from the traditional siddur that are said after the Shabbat Torah reading: yikum purkan, y’hi ratzon and hanotein t’shu’ah. It’s…

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Liturgy for Inauguration Day 2017

In “On Politics and Prayer,” I wrote that the Torah teaches us that even when we oppose a specific politician, we must pray for the wisdom…

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One is Everything

This week we’ve witnessed another murderous truck attack and a political assassination. We’re surrounded by violence. Orlando. Nice. Tel Aviv. Innocents dead at the hand of…

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The Preacher Said

Here’s a prayer for use in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and written for my book, “This Grateful Heart.” The Preacher Said Let us pray,…

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In Thanks for U.S. Democracy

Unlike any other nation in history, the United States has a resilient system of electing leaders that consistently yields the peaceful transition of power. With widely…

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For Aleppo and Syria

In a vicious and cruel civil war, Aleppo has become a symbol of suffering and brutality, along with thousands upon thousands of Syrian refugees. This prayer…

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For Firefighters

Here’s a prayer for the men and women fighting the wildfires in Northern California. It was written for the 15th anniversary of 9-11, when firefighters showed…

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