Sponsor: Rep. Eliot Lance Engel (D-NY)
Date of Prayer: 10/29/2008
Mr. ENGEL. Madam Speaker, I rise today to thank my dear friend and constituent, Rabbi Evan Hoffman, for giving the opening prayer today.
Rabbi Hoffman has led Congregation Anshe Sholom in New Rochelle, New York, since 2012. He graduated Yeshiva College summa cum laude, where he received ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan’s Theological Seminary.
Rabbi Hoffman is an accomplished author, writing the weekly essay series titled “Thoughts on the Parashah,” as well as the editor of English language publications for Talmud Israeli.
Rabbi Hoffman was raised in Great Neck, New York, and is an avid New York Mets fan. Rabbi Hoffman and his wife, Sari, are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Eliyahu and Elana.
Madam Speaker, I thank my friend for the wonderful prayer this morning.
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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
bless the work of the United States House of Representatives.
Fortify our legislators’
and grant them the wisdom
to draft laws
that best serve the interests
of the American people.
in a time of polarization
and rancorous dispute,
we beseech Thee
to help our elected officials
commonality of purpose,
and a sense of shared American destiny.
וְאָשִׁיבָה שֹׁפְטַיִךְ כְּבָרִאשֹׁנָה
וְיֹעֲצַיִךְ כְּבַתְּחִלָּה אַחֲרֵי־כֵן (ישעיה א:כו)
guide our Representatives
so that they might serve,
in the eyes of the citizenry,
as role models of reconciliation
We pray that in a future time
the prophet’s words might be said
in reference to this Congress:
“Restore your judges as in days of old,
your counselors as at the beginning.” Isaiah 1:26 part.
Bless our Nation
with peace and prosperity,
with health and happiness,
and our national institutions
with strength and stability.
May this be Your will,
and let us say:
116th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 165, No. 171 — Daily Edition (October 29, 2019)
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