Posts tagged ‘prayer for Israel safety’

Mothers of Jerusalem

This is a new prayer for peace in Jerusalem. I wrote it in a cab and finished it at O’hare Airport moments ago, as I begin…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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War on Yom Kippur, 40 Years Later

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, a surprise attack on two major fronts on the holiest day of the Jewish year. Here’s a two-prayer liturgy…

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For the Soldiers of the IDF

Written for Yom Hazikaron, here’s a prayer for the safety of soldiers serving in the IDF, including a memorial to Israeli soldiers living and dead who served…

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For Wisdom During Israel’s Elections

Today, we in Israel will elect a new government. Here are two prayers for wisdom of the electorate. The first is for voters, followed by one…

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For the IDF (In Hebrew and English)

On Thursday I posted a new prayer for the safety of soldiers serving in the IDF. Since then, I’ve received several requests for a Hebrew version…

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Lone Soldier, Operation Pillar of Defense

Right now, there are young men and women in the IDF who have come alone to Israel, without their families, to live the dream of building…

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For the IDF, Operation Pillar of Defense

Here’s a new prayer for safety of soldiers serving in the IDF. Most of it is new, although I’ve taken the three lines from “Gilad, Home at…

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