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Prayer for Ukraine, by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Kimelman (2022)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=43012 Prayer for Ukraine, by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Kimelman (2022) 2022-03-01 23:53:44 "Prayer for Ukraine" by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Kimelman was first published by Brandeis University on <a href="https://www.brandeis.edu/jewish-experience/social-justice/2022/march/ukraine-prayer-kimelman.html">their website</a>. Text the Open Siddur Project Reuven Kimelman Reuven Kimelman https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Reuven Kimelman https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Ukraine War 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
This prayer is inspired by the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah. That liturgy prays for recognizing the one God and the unity of humanity through the elimination of tyranny. It takes its cue from the biblical verse, “When God is acknowledged sovereign over all the earth, God will be one and His name one” (Zachariah 14:9).

Hebrew Source (English)
May God grant the Ukrainian people
the fortitude to resist and reverse any onslaught from Russia.
May the defeat of Putin’s army
bring about a rebirth of freedom for the Russian people.
May Russia and its neighbors
live together in amity through democracy.
 
 
וְכָל הָרִשְׁעָה כֻּלָּהּ כְּעָשָׁן תִּכְלֶה
כִּי תַעֲבִיר מֶמְשֶׁלֶת זָדוֹן מִן הָאָרֶץ
וְתִמְלוֹךְ אַתָּה ה׳ לְבַדֶּֽךָ עַל כָּל מַעֲשֶֽׂיךָ
May the hope of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy
ring throughout the land —
“May all evil (rishah ≈ Russia) dissipate like smoke,
for the removal of tyranny
ushers in the overall reign of God.”[1]  From the Qedushat haShem section of the Rosh haShanah Amidah. 
Peace for all.
Amen

This “Prayer for Ukraine” by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Kimelman was first published by Brandeis University on their website.

 

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1 From the Qedushat haShem section of the Rosh haShanah Amidah.
 

 

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