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תפילה לישראל ופלסטין | Prayer for Israel and Palestine by IfNotNow-Chicago (5778)

Hebrew English

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   [ + ]

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

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