Posts tagged ‘United States’

A Liturgy for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, 2021

A three-prayer liturgy for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration. It includes a new prayer for Vice President Kamala Harris conceived with Cantor Evan Kent. Brief descriptions of…

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Domestic Insurrections

In our Declaration of Independence, the Founders describe “the causes which impel them” to separate from the King of England as “a long train of abuses…

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We Will Not Yield

After violence from white supremacists left death and injury in Charlottesville, here’s a prayer and a call to action for all who love this nation. We Will…

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For Government

This prayer borrows Hebrew from several prayers from the traditional siddur that are said after the Shabbat Torah reading: yikum purkan, y’hi ratzon and hanotein t’shu’ah.…

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Liturgy for Inauguration Day 2017

In “On Politics and Prayer,” I wrote that the Torah teaches us that even when we oppose a specific politician, we must pray for the wisdom…

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In Thanks for U.S. Democracy, Revised

Unlike any other nation in history, the United States has a resilient system of electing leaders that consistently yields the peaceful transition of power, a system…

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