Posts tagged ‘mass murder’

In Memoriam: Sandy Hook

The seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is today, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2017. Here are two prayers to mark…

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For the People of the United States, From Israel

As events unfold in Greater Boston, here’s a new prayer for the people of the United States, written from Israel. Although this prayer is aimed at the…

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For Terror Survivors

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, I’ve taken a prayer published as part of “A Liturgy for 9-11”and generalized it for all terror victims. A…

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Bombing at the Boston Marathon

This is a prayer for healing in response to the bombing at the Boston Marathon, written today at the request of the Union for Reform Judaism. The prayer…

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Meditation on the Burial of a Young Child

This prayer is a response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It can be used as a private meditation or as part of a…

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For the Children of Newtown

There are no words. Yet we need them. Words of consolation. Words of prayer. This is an adaptation of “After a Deadly Rampage,” a general prayer…

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