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תפילה לישראל ופלסטין | Prayer for Israel and Palestine, by IfNotNow-Chicago (2017)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=17632 תפילה לישראל ופלסטין | Prayer for Israel and Palestine, by IfNotNow-Chicago (2017) 2017-10-08 03:03:14 On 29 September 2017 IfNotNow Chicago writes, "Tonight begins Yom Kippur. We are asking our community, when you say the prayer for Israel this Kol Nidre, will you say it for all the people that live in Israel and Palestine? Will you stand for freedom and dignity for all Palestinians and Israelis? Our members have re-imagined the Prayer for the State of Israel. We hope you use this New Prayer for Israel and Palestine, and share it with your own community." Text the Open Siddur Project IfNotNow Chicago IfNotNow Chicago https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ IfNotNow Chicago https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Conflicts over Sovereignty and Dispossession Medinat Yisra'el (the State of Israel) מדינת ישראל Medinat Yisrael North America فلسطين Filasṭīn Palestine ארץ ישראל Erets Yisrael 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. Dignity Chicago the Occupation ישראל Yisrael Israeli–Palestinian conflict Freedom
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צוּר יִשְׂרָאֵל,
יָהּ, עֻזֵּנוּ וְזַמַּרְתֵּנוּ
Tsur Yisra’el[1] lit. Rock, Fortress of Israel, i.e. an epithet underscoring divine protection 
Yahh, our strength and our song,[2] Cf. Exodus 15:2 
בַּרֵךְ אֶת כׇּל עַמֵּי יִשְׂרָאֵל וּפַּלָסְטַין
וְכׇל הַיּוֹשְׁבִים בְּתוֹכָם.
Bless all the people of Israel and Palestine
and all those who dwell among them.
שָׁלַח אֶת אֹרֶךְ וְאֶת הָאֱמֶת
שֶׁלָּךְ אֶל מַנְהִיגֵיהֶם וְאֶל תּוֹשָׁבֵיהֶם
לְקַיֵּם חֵרוּת וְכָבוֹד
לְכׇל הַפַּלָסְטִינִים וְהַיִּשְׂרָאֵלִים
כַּכָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָתֶךָ,
”וּקְרָאתֶם דְּרוֹר בָּאָרֶץ
לְכָל־יֹשְׁבֶיהָ“ (ויקרא כה:י).
Send light and truth
to its leaders and inhabitants
to establish freedom and dignity
for all Palestinians and Israelis,
as it is written in your Torah:
“And you shall proclaim release throughout the land
for all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:10).
עָשֵׂה שֶׁתַּכִּיר מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל
בָּאֱנוֹשִׁיּוּת מְדֻכָּאֶיהָ
וְשֶׁתְּסַיֵּם אֶת הַכִּבּוּשׁ בִּמְהֵרָה בִּימִינוֹ
לְקַיֵּם הַנְּבוּאָה הָעַתִּיקָה,
”כִּי־אָמַרְתִּי עוֹלָם חֶסֶד יִבָּנֶה“ (תהלים פט:ג).
May the state of Israel recognize
the humanity of those it oppresses
and end the Occupation swiftly in our days.
And fulfill the ancient vision
that “the world will be built on love” (Psalms 89:3).

This prayer for Israel and Palestine was first posted to IfNotNow Chicago’s Facebook page on Erev Yom Kippur 5778 (29 September 2017). Artwork by Kayla Ginsburg. Hebrew grammar editing by Tom Pessah. IfNotNow Chicago writes,

Tonight begins Yom Kippur. We are asking our community, when you say the prayer for Israel this Kol Nidre, will you say it for all the people that live in Israel and Palestine? Will you stand for freedom and dignity for all Palestinians and Israelis?
Our members have reimagined the Prayer for the State of Israel. We hope you use this New Prayer for Israel and Palestine, and share it with your own community.

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Notes

Notes
1lit. Rock, Fortress of Israel, i.e. an epithet underscoring divine protection
2Cf. Exodus 15:2

 

 

2 comments to תפילה לישראל ופלסטין | Prayer for Israel and Palestine, by IfNotNow-Chicago (2017)

  • […] Prayer for Israel and Palestine by IfNotNow-Chicago, click here. […]

  • Nakba Day (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba), the Day of the Catastrophe, commemorates the displacement of Palestinians that preceded and followed the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. An estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled, and hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed.

    The key is a symbol of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, refering to the many Palestinians who still have keys to their homes from which they were expelled in 1948, expecting to return in a few days.

    As we pray for and express solidarity with the Palestinians, let us also be sensitive about different expressions of injustices happening all around us, which call for our commitment to justice.
    Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad, National Council of Churches in India

    Worship Resources for remembering the Nakba and highlighting the continuing plight of Palestinians today:

    Prayer for Israel and Palestine by IfNotNow-Chicago, click here.
    Prayers for Personal and Corporate Worship: National Service of Mourning in Remembrance of those who have died in Palestine and Israel, United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel Click here.

    Helpful information about the Nakba, the Catastrophe:

    The National Council of Churches in India has published helpful information. Click here to read more.


    A Jewish Prayer for Nakba Day, by Rabbi Brant Rosen
    Le’el she’chafetz teshuvah,
    to the One who desires return:
    Receive with the fulness of your mercy
    the hopes and prayers of those
    who were uprooted, dispossessed
    and expelled from their homes
    during the devastation of the Nakba.
    Sanctify for tov u’veracha,
    for goodness and blessing,
    the memory of those who were killed
    in Lydda, in Haifa, in Beisan, in Deir Yassin
    and so many other villages and cities
    throughout Palestine.
    Grant chesed ve’rachamim,
    kindness and compassion,
    upon the memory of the expelled
    who died from hunger,
    thirst and exhaustion
    along the way.
    Shelter beneath kanfei ha’shechinah,
    the soft wings of your divine presence,
    those who still live under military occupation,
    who dwell in refugee camps,
    those dispersed throughout the world
    still dreaming of return.
    Gather them mei’arbah kanfot ha’aretz
    from the four corners of the earth
    that their right to return to their homes
    be honored at long last.
    Let all who dwell in the land
    live in dignity, equity and hope
    so that they may bequeath to their children
    a future of justice and peace.
    Ve’nomar
    and let us say,
    Amen.
    Le’el she’chafetz teshuvah,
    to the One who desires repentance:
    Inspire us to make a full accounting
    of the wrongdoing that was
    committed in our name.
    Help us to face the terrible truth of the Nakba
    and its ongoing injustice
    that we may finally confess our offenses;
    that we may finally move toward a future
    of reparation and reconciliation.
    Le’el malei rachamim,
    to the One filled with compassion:
    show us how to understand the pain
    that compelled our people to inflict
    such suffering upon another –
    dispossessing families from their homes
    in the vain hope of safety and security
    for our own.
    Osei hashalom,
    Maker of peace,
    guide us all toward a place
    of healing and wholeness
    that the land may be filled
    with the sounds of joy and gladness
    from the river to the sea
    speedily in our day.
    Ve’nomar
    and let us say,
    Amen.
    To go to Rabbi Brant Rosen’s blog, click here.

    By Unknown – hanini.org, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3632054

    By Hanini – hanini.org, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3632020

    Palestinian Refugees, by Fred Csasznik


    Featured image author: By Hanini – hanini.org, CC BY 3.0,

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