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Written by: Jason Schnissel 

For the State of Israel

The continuing escalation of violence in Israel is forefront at the moment. The worst fighting in years continues to intensify. At the same time each one of us yearns for a sense of greater normalcy as the ongoing pandemic impacts all of humanity. With the world in a tumultuous state and the safety and security of our brothers and sisters in Israel in question I want to share a few prayers through this week’s Word of Torah. May the prayers on this page and those in your heart help to bring a swift end to the conflict.
 
 
A Prayer for the State of Israel, Her People & Soldiers, & for the Innocent Among the Palestinian People
Rabbi John L. Rosove
 
Spread blessing upon the Land and upon all who labor in its interest.
 
Protect Israeli soldiers as they defend our people against missiles and hate.
 
Protect the innocent among the Palestinian people, that they may be safe and free from death and injury.
 
Inspire Israel’s leaders to both defend our people and follow the ways of righteousness and compassion.
 
Remove from the hearts of our people fear, hatred, malice, strife, and vengeance.
 
May the Jewish people scattered throughout the earth stand strong in solidarity with the state of Israel in times of war and peace, and may they be infused with the ancient hope of Zion.
 
May our people be encouraged by the symbol of Jerusalem as the eternal city of peace.
 
May the State of Israel be a blessing to all its inhabitants and to the Jewish people everywhere,
 
May she be a light to the nations of the world.
 
Amen!
 
A Prayer for Times of Warr
Rabbi Yehoram Mazor
 
Av Beit Ha'Din of Maram – Israel
 
May the Everlasting who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah bless all the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces and all those who are protecting our people. May the Source of Blessing protect them and free them from all trouble and anxiety, and may all they do be blessed. May God send safety and redemption to all our soldiers in captivity.
May the Eternal have mercy on them and bring them from darkness to light and from enslavement to salvation, give them strength and save them. May the Eternal listen to all the prayers of our people.
 
Merciful God, may Your compassion be with us, and remember Your covenant with Abraham. May you spread the covering of Your peace over the descendants of Ishmael, son of Hagar, and over the descendants of Isaac, son of Sarah, and may it be fulfilled that they shall hammer their swords into spades and their spear into ploughshare. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation and they shall learn war no more. And each shall sit under their vines and their fig trees and none shall disturb them.
 
And let us say: Amen
 
 
 
 
 
Tue, May 18 2021 7 Sivan 5781