Posts tagged ‘death’

For Surfside: Signs of Life and Death

This is a tough one to write, and perhaps read, but necessary. We in Israel know all-too-well that having confirmation of a death — and some…

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For Surfside, Florida

A prayer for hope and survival as time passes after the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida. May we all know safety and peace of mind…

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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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The Dissenter’s Hope: In Memoriam, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l

“…that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow…” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l, NPR interview, 2002 This prayer for…

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Strangled by Police: Psalm of Protest 17

This Psalm of Protest is in memory of George Floyd, killed by police in Minneapolis. With a knee on his neck, the officer pinned the unarmed…

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For Survivors of School Shootings

This prayer is a response to three recent suicides. In the past week, Jeremy Richman, the father a first-grader killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting,…

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A Dream of Columbine: Psalm of Protest 13

The massacre at Columbine High school took place more than 20 years ago. And still, we’ve school shooting after school shooting. This Psalm of Protest, listing…

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Tender End of Life Vidui

A confessional prayer at the end of life, from This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. Here are more memorial and yizkor prayers, including meditations…

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For Those Who Die Young

Ten. Ten dead young people are dead who shouldn’t be. A hiking tragedy in the land I love, in the canyons that I hike, led by…

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On the Day of My Death

In recent weeks, several individuals have asked for prayers for the experience dying. This is one of two new prayers in response to those requests. It’s…

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