Posts tagged ‘peace’

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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Farewell Ushpizot, Ushpizin: Meditation Before Taking Down a Sukkah

Each year, we construct beautiful dwellings for Sukkot. We intentionally create temporary, holy spaces. We invite the presence of honored guests, the ushpizin, seven prophets, patriarchs and kings of…

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Beauty Dances

On Sukkot, joy and beauty arrive. We are called to bring that beauty into the world. This piece appears in This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a…

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