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Menachem Creditor

Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at UJA-Federation New York and was the founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. A frequent speaker in communities and campuses around the United States and Israel with over 1 million views of his online videos and essays, he was named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America. His 22 books and 6 albums of original music include the global anthem "Olam Chesed Yibaneh" and the anthologies "When We Turned Within" and "None Shall Make Them Afraid." He has been involved in the leadership of American Jewish World Service, AIPAC, the Rabbinical Assembly, and the One America Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing together Americans of different faiths and opinions. He and his wife Neshama Carlebach live in New York, where they are raising their five children.

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A Blessing for all our Children [at the Onset of the School Year], by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 01 Sep 2020 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer for children on the first day of a new year of school. . . .


A Blessing for the Sudden Relief from Chronic Pain, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 03 Aug 2018 by Menachem Creditor |

Rabbi Menachem Creditor first shared this prayer in the Open Siddur Project discussion group on Facebook, here. . . .


An Evening Modeh Ani, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 06 Jul 2022 by Menachem Creditor |

“An Evening Modeh Ani” by Rabbi Menachem Creditor was first published on 6 July 2022 at his blog and shared by the author through the Open Siddur Project Discussion Group, on Facebook. . . .


For Tishah b’Av : Our Cherished Litany of Loss, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 16 Jul 2018 by Menachem Creditor |

“For Tisha be’Av: Our Cherished Litany of Loss” by Rabbi Menachem Creditor was first published on his website, here. . . .


From the Depths: A Prayer For Christchurch, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2019)

Contributed on: 15 Mar 2019 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer written in response to the massacre of Muslim worshipers during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand. . . .


Gratitude Prayer, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor on the first anniversary of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life massacre (2019)

Contributed on: 25 Oct 2019 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer on the first anniversary of the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh. . . .


Holy Tears: A Not-Ḳaddish, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 13 Aug 2019 by Menachem Creditor |

A meditation on living through the lens of dying. . . .


How Much Light? A Ḥanukkah Meditation by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 29 Nov 2021 by Menachem Creditor |

“How Much Light? A Ḥanukkah Meditation” by Rabbi Menachem Creditor was first shared on the second night of Ḥanukkah 5782 (2021) via the Open Siddur Project discussion group on Facebook. . . .


בקרב כולם | in the midst of it all, a short prayer by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2020)

Contributed on: 03 Jun 2020 by Menachem Creditor |

A short prayer of gratitude in the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest. . . .


An Intention for the New Year (5779), by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 06 Sep 2018 by Menachem Creditor |

“An Intention for the New Year (5779)” was first published by Rabbi Menachem Creditor online at his blog and shared with the Open Siddur Project through our Facebook discussion group. . . .


Just for a Moment, a prayer-poem by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2020)

Contributed on: 17 Sep 2020 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer-poem by Rabbi Menachem Creditor reflecting on the challenges of the year 2020 up till Rosh haShanah. . . .


מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ | Mi sheBerakh Upon Completing the Writing of a Sefer Torah, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 05 Nov 2012 by Menachem Creditor |

A mi sheberakh prayer on behalf of a scribe who has recently completed copying a sefer Torah. . . .


A Mini-Seliḥot, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 21 Sep 2019 by Menachem Creditor |

One small request to accompany the seliḥot service. . . .


Newly Huddled Tender Masses: A Prayer for Children, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2018)

Contributed on: 21 Jun 2018 by Menachem Creditor |

A plea to not become numb in the face of overwhelming cruelty. . . .


Open, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 29 Jun 2020 by Menachem Creditor |

An opening prayer for divine communication and closeness. . . .


Perhaps: A Prayer with God for the World, a prayer-poem by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 08 Jul 2022 by Menachem Creditor |

“Perhaps: A Prayer with God for the World” by Rabbi Menachem Creditor was first published by the author on 8 July 2022 on his blog and on his Facebook page and shared through the Open Siddur Project Discussion Group (also on Facebook). . . .


A Prayer for the United States of America Right Now, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2021)

Contributed on: 06 Jan 2021 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer for America on the day upon which right-wing militias carried out an insurrection upon the representative democratic institution of the United States. . . .


A Prayer for Health in Work, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 05 Nov 2012 by Menachem Creditor |

A holistic prayer for health in work. . . .


A Prayer for Pittsburgh [after the Tree of Life synagogue massacre], by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2018)

Contributed on: 27 Oct 2018 by Menachem Creditor |

“A Prayer for Pittsburgh” was first published by Rabbi Menachem Creditor at his website, and shared with the Open Siddur Project via our Facebook discussion group. . . .


A Prayer for the Greater Iowa City Church of the Nazarene, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 12 Mar 2019 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer in solidarity with the Greater Iowa City Church of the Nazarene, whose building was the target of hateful vandalism. . . .


A Prayer for the New Year (5781), by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 14 Sep 2020 by Menachem Creditor |

“A Prayer for the New Year (5781)” was first published by Rabbi Menachem Creditor online at his Facebook Page and shared with the Open Siddur Project through our Facebook discussion group. . . .


A Prayer for this Moment, Standing at the Mountain, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2021)

Contributed on: 16 May 2021 by Menachem Creditor |

A pre-Shavuot prayer in the shadow of the 2021 Israel–Palestine crisis. . . .


A Prayer for Travel, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributed on: 05 Nov 2012 by Menachem Creditor |

A traveler’s prayer in English, adapted from the traditional formula vt Rabbi Menachem Creditor. . . .


A Prayer for Ukraine, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2022)

Contributed on: 04 Mar 2022 by Menachem Creditor |

“Prayer for Ukraine” by Menachem Creditor was first shared by Rabbi Menachem Creditor through a post in the Open Siddur Project Discussion Group on Facebook. . . .


A Prayer in the Aftermath of a Devastating Storm, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2012)

Contributed on: 02 Nov 2012 by Menachem Creditor |

Fixated as we are by incalculable losses in our families, our neighbors, human beings spanning national borders, we are pummeled into shock, barely even able to call out to You. We are, as ever, called to share bread with the hungry, to take those who suffer into our homes, to clothe the naked, to not ignore our sisters and brothers. Many more of our brothers and sisters are hungry, homeless, cold, and vulnerable today than were just a few days ago, and we need Your Help. . . .


TODAY: A Rosh haShanah Prayer to End Gun Violence, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2019)

Contributed on: 11 Sep 2019 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer in English to end gun violence before Rosh haShanah, . . .


A Vaccine Prayer, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2021)

Contributed on: 10 Mar 2021 by Menachem Creditor |

A prayer upon receiving a vaccination for COVID. . . .



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