Posts tagged ‘peace’

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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Hero of Ukraine

This prayer-poem for the people of Ukraine incorporates a quote from Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko, writing from St. Petersburg Citadel Prison in May, 1847,…

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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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Meditation for the End of Chanukah

After the eight days — after the Eternal Lamp stayed alight for eight days on one day of oil — the rededicated Temple was back in…

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We Will Be Heard: Psalm of Protest 18

This Psalm of Protest was first posted here as part of my three-prayer Liturgy for Inauguration Day 2017. With a few new lines and several other…

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This Prayer is a Tree

If a prayer is recited in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? This Prayer is a Tree…

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Pervasive Peace

In these difficult times, this one line captures my simplest yet deepest prayer for us all. With so much healing needed, our prayers must rattle the…

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Pervasive Peace: A 5780 Prayer

In these difficult times, perhaps less is more. On this last Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah 5780, I’m offering a simple, one-line prayer to set a tone…

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Return Us to You

A prayer in praise and thanksgiving for the ark and it’s holy contents. See also, “Ki Mi’Tzion.” Return Us to You Open, Gateway to holiness! Open…

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Rockets from Gaza

This is a prayer for safety and peace in Israel. More than 1,300 rockets have been launched at Israel from Gaza from May 10-13, 2021, with…

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