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Land of Hope and Promise, a prayer for Israel (CCAR 1975)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=43980 Land of Hope and Promise, a prayer for Israel (CCAR 1975) 2022-04-22 13:30:20 "Land of Hope and Promise" was published in <em>Gates of Prayer: The New Union Prayerbook</em> (CCAR 1975), pp. 240-241. In 1984, it was proved as the "Prayer for Israel" in the <em>Prayerbook for Jewish Personnel in the Armed Forces of the United States</em> (Jewish Welfare Board 1984), p. 436. The work appears to have been adapted from a much earlier <a href="/?p=44035">paraliturgical hashkivenu prayer</a> offered in the <em>Evening Service for the Sabbath from the Union Prayer Book Newly Revised</em> (CCAR 1924) to be said by the Reader between the Shema and the Amidah in a version (№5) of the Friday night service, pp. 68-69. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Unknown Author(s) Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107 Medinat Yisra'el (the State of Israel) 20th century C.E. מדינת ישראל Medinat Yisrael ארץ ישראל Erets Yisrael 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer American Jewry of the United States
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Eternal God,
like all the generations of Israel,
we turn to You in hope.
Your spirit pervades the world.
Your love encompasses the earth.
We pray for the peace of all lands and peoples.
And we pray for our brothers and sisters
in the land of Israel.
In our pilgrimage among the nations,
our people have always turned in love
to the land where Israel was born,
where our prophets taught their imperishable message
of justice and peace,
and where our poets sang their deathless songs
of love for You
and of Your love for us
and for all humanity.
Throughout the ages we prayed that Zion be restored;
it has been for us the land of hope and promise.
May the promise now come true in all its fullness;
may a new light shine upon Zion restored.
May we who live in lands of freedom
be imbued with the knowledge that all Jews,
wherever they live,
are one people,
responsible to one another[1] Cf. Shevuot 39a.22. 
before You.
Willingly and joyfully
may we share in the redemption of Zion
and witness that day when once again
Your Torah will go forth from the house of Israel
and Your word from the tents of Jacob.

“Land of Hope and Promise” was published in Gates of Prayer: The New Union Prayerbook (CCAR 1975), pp. 240-241. In 1984, it was proved as the “Prayer for Israel” in the Prayerbook for Jewish Personnel in the Armed Forces of the United States (Jewish Welfare Board 1984), p. 436. The work appears to have been adapted from a much earlier paraliturgical hashkivenu prayer offered in the Evening Service for the Sabbath from the Union Prayer Book Newly Revised (CCAR 1924) to be said by the Reader between the Shema and the Amidah in a version (№5) of the Friday night service, pp. 68-69. –Aharon Varady

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land of hope and promise (Gates of Prayer 1975), pp. 240-241

Prayer for Israel – Prayerbook for Jewish Personnel in the Armed Forces of the United States (Jewish Welfare Board 1984)

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1 Cf. Shevuot 39a.22.

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