Tag Archives: Israel

O Jerusalem, Guest Post and Photo by Carol Hallman

I am always so deeply grateful to Carol for the poetry that takes me into the issues of the day but also by her poetic style of short short lines that make me feel that I am going forward step … Continue reading

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Prayer for Gaza

Holy One, All Compassionate, All Merciful,gently hold those who grieveforty children who have died in Gaza,another one hundred thirty adults.Be at the side of those who carefor a thousand injured. Repairer of the Breach,we pray for all who will rebuildfirst … Continue reading

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Prayer for Palestine and Israel

God, we pray for justice and peace,and acknowledge that it isthe greatest puzzle in the world. We pray that airstrikes do not falland rockets cease to rise upkilling and injuring civilians and children. We pray for your love and gentlenessto … Continue reading

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Prayer of Support for Israel’s Day of Mourning

O Holy One, God of peace and comfort,who rests with the sorrows of all your children,we pray for those who grieve todayin Israel’s day of mourningfor the forty-five who died at Mt. Meron,on Lag BaOmer,remembering Shimon bar Yochaicelebrating the Zohar … Continue reading

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Lament for the Nation State Law — Guest Post Carol Hallman

Carol Hallman writes: Ever since the Nation Law was passed by the Knesset my heart has been saddened and so I thought I’d share with you a lament that I wrote in response….I just traveled to Israel the beginning of … Continue reading

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In memoriam Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel, Muhammed Abu Knedir (Genesis 25 – 32)

Perhaps it is in the nature of youth, especially siblings, to push and tug, to fling stones and shout over birthrights and blessings. Why not? They watch the old, supposedly wise among us take sides for self-interest, use them in … Continue reading

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In Honor of the UN Vote

God who sends silent stars above all the peoples in the world shine your everlasting light on Bethlehem. Tonight the hopes and fears are not just meeting, they are dancing with flags in those dark streets. Yet how we see … Continue reading

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Prayers to Embrace the Holy Land — Home of the Tongues of Pentecost

These prayers were written in Great Britain for Christian Aid, a church relief and development organisation in the United Kingdom and formed part of a Lenten pilgrimage by Graham Sparkes and Anthea Cox. 1) Loving God We pray for children … Continue reading

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