Posts from the ‘Israel’ category

Prayers for the nation and the people.

When Peace Comes: A Meditation

Here’s another new prayer for peace in our land. I wrote this and another prayer for peace on behalf of the Central Conference of American Rabbis…

Read article

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,…

Read article

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…

Read article

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…

Read article

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…

Read article

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…

Read article

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.…

Read article

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…

Read article

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…

Read article

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…

Read article