Posts from the ‘Israel’ category

Prayers for the nation and the people.

To Win the Peace

With a ceasefire that appears to be holding, it’s time to pray an audacious prayer: a prayer to win the peace. It’s a prayer for security,…

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Children of Gaza, Children of Israel

This is a new prayer for peace, a prayer about love, a prayer that sees the beauty in all children. For more than two weeks, people…

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The Soldiers on this Mountain

This is a memorial meditation for soldiers buried at the Israeli national cemetery on Har Herzl. Although it’s written to be used at a funeral, alternative…

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Yizkor for a Lone Soldier

Young men and women from all over the world leave their families and come alone to Israel to live the dream of building lives here and serving…

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For the IDF, Operation Protective Edge

Here’s a new prayer for safety of IDF soldiers during Operation Protective Edge. It’s based on a prayer called “For the IDF: Operation Pillar of Defense” that…

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They Were Boys: A Yizkor Prayer

The wait, over. The worst, confirmed. Gil-ad Shaar z”l, Naftali Frenkel z”l and Eyal Yifrach z”l — kidnapped by Hamas terrorists — were found dead. Baruch Dayan Emet.…

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Bring Back Our Boys: A Prayer

As the search continues for three missing Israeli teens, fear turns to prayer in Israel and among people of conscience around the world. On Saturday, Israel confirmed that…

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Lone Soldier in the IDF

For Yom Ha’atzmut, a prayer for the young men and women in the IDF who have come alone to Israel, without their families, to live the dream…

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When My Child Enlists in the IDF

Several friends have recently asked for a prayer for their kids enlisting in the IDF. This Times of Israel essay by Laura Ben-David captures both the pride and the…

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War on Yom Kippur, 40 Years Later

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, a surprise attack on two major fronts on the holiest day of the Jewish year. Here’s a two-prayer liturgy…

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