Posts from the ‘Better World’ category

Social justice, national tragedy, war and natural disasters.

For Wisdom During Israel’s Elections – 2022

This week we will go to the polls in Israel. I’m reposting two prayers for wisdom of the electorate, updated to reflect the rising tide of…

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Two Reproductive Freedom Prayers

Here are two new social justice prayers, written as the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strip away reproductive rights. The first is written in a…

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After Uvalde: The Court of the Innocent

The Court of the Innocent has lost faith in us: a rebuke from the gates of heaven. This is another meditation written in the sorrowful aftermath…

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For Three Leaders, For the World

A new prayer for Ukraine and the world. The intention of this prayer is flexibility in use. The three middle stanzas can be removed from the…

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For Colleyville, Texas

This is a prayer of healing for the hostages freed from Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville, Texas, as well as the congregation and the community. In 2015…

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20 Years: A Liturgy for 9-11

It’s been 20 years, and this anniversary of 9-11 falls on Shabbat Shuvah. Part of this liturgy was composed for the 10th anniversary of the attacks,…

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Rainbow of Genders

A new prayer as we enter Pride Month. The idea for this one-liner came to me while praying the Nisim b’Chol Yom, prayers of gratitude for…

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For the Return of Peace

As an Israeli-American, I hold sorrow and fear for both my nations, and all the earth. This is a prayer for G-d to restore peace and…

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For George Floyd’s Family

After a moment of joy and relief at the guilty verdicts in the murder of George Floyd, my overwhelming emotion is sorrow, my heart immediately with…

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For the U.S. Asian Community

In Atlanta, eight are dead after a killing spree centered on the Asian American community, as the number of hate crimes against that community continue to…

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