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Social Justice, Peace, and Liberty

This is an archive of prayers composed for, or relevant to, demands for social justice, peace, and liberty.

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מי שברך לשמירת הדמוקרטיה | Mi sheBerakh for Preserving Democracy, by Rabbi Oded Mazor

תְּפִלָּה עַל הָעַרְבוּת בְּעַד כׇּל יוֹשְׁבֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל | Prayer on Erev Shabbat for the Sake of All Residents of Israel, by Rebbitsen Hadassah Froman & Rabbah Tamar Elad-Appelbaum (2023)

Prayer for the European Court of Human Rights, by Rabbi Gabriel Kanter-Webber (2022)

Prayer for Reparation and Restoration, an alternative to the Prayer for Welfare of the Government by Rabbi Brant Rosen (Tzedek Chicago 2020)

תפילה על האיחוי והרעות | A Prayer for Brotherhood, Unity, and Friendship on Israeli Election Day (2020)

Prayer that the Lands of Our Freedom Never Resemble Mitsrayim, by Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Prayer for Human Solidarity, by Rabbi Ḥanan Schlesinger

How Desolate Lie Our Borders, a prayer adaptated from Eikhah for a Tishah b’Av vigil at an immigrant detention center by Rabbi Brant Rosen (2019)

Deliver me, a contemporary adaptation of Psalms 140 by Rabbi Brant Rosen (2019)

תְּפִלָּה בְּעַד מֶמְשֶׁלֶת שָׁלוֹם | Prayer for a Government of Peace, by Zackary Sholem Berger (2019)

Prayer for Universal Peace, by Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraëli (2019)

תפילת הדרך | Tefilat haDerekh, a traveler’s prayer for safety and peace (trans. Rabbi David Seidenberg, neohasid.org)

Prayer for the Poor People’s Campaign, by Rabbi Brant Rosen (2018)

תפילה למען ילדי העולם | Prayer for the Children of the World, by Rabbi Nava Hefetz

A Prayer for Justice, Blessing, and Praise on Shabbat Shoftim, by Virginia Spatz (2015)

תחנון לימים קשים | Taḥanun [Plea for Mercy] on Hard Days by Noa Mazor (trans. by Jonah Rank)

תפילה למעמד המשותף | أغنية الحياة والسلام | Prayer of Mothers for Life and Peace, by Sheikha Ibtisam Maḥameed & Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

תפילה לשלום ופיוס לישראלים ולפלסטינים ולכל העם | A Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation for Israelis, Palestinians, and all People by Rabbi Samuel Feinsmith (2014)

A Personal Vow to Accept upon Oneself the Way of Non-violence on Yom Kippur, by Rabbi Brant Rosen

A Prayer for Healing, by Rabbi Brant Rosen (Tzedek Chicago)

Prayer for Immigrant Justice at an Interfaith Vigil at the Broadview Detention Center, by Rabbi Brant Rosen (2008)

Kavvanot for a Shaḥarit Service, by Rabbi Emanuel S. Goldsmith (ca. 2003)

“Just Walk Beside Me” (לֵךְ פָּשׁוּט לְצִדִּי | امشي بجانبي | נאָר גיין לעבן מיר), lines from an unknown author circulating in 1971; Jewish adaptation with translations in Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic

The “Dona Nobis Pacem” blues from Leonard Bernstein’s MASS (1971), original Hebrew translation by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Jack M. Rosoff on 18 February 1969

Prayer at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, by Rabbi Uri Miller (28 August 1963)

Prayer for Peace Celebration, by Lilian Helen Montagu

[Prayer for] Little League [Baseball], by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (ca. 1950s)

[Prayer before] the Chamber of Commerce and Civics [of the Oranges & Maplewood, New Jersey], a Cold War prayer by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (1950)

[Prayer] on Abandoning the Gold Standard, by Rabbi Norman M. Goldburg (21 April 1933)

[Prayer] on the Legalization of Beer, by Rabbi Norman M. Goldburg (22 February 1933)

A Prayer for Peace and Goodwill Among the Nations of the Earth, by Rabbi Jonas Kaminkowski (1927)

A Sukkot Prayer [for Jews in the United States], by Rabbi Norman Salit (ca. 1920s)

A Passover Prayer [for Jews in the United States], by Rabbi Norman Salit (ca. 1920s)

Prayer on Behalf of the Religious Diversity of Humanity, by the Jewish Religious Union of London (1902)

[Prayer] for the Persecuted, by Lilian Helen Montagu (1895)

Prayer of praise for Tsar Alexander II, emancipator of the serfs of the Russian Empire (HaMelitz, 1861)

How Beautiful It Is To See, a hymn on “Brotherly Love” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

Der Arme | [Prayer of] the Pauper, a teḥinah by Yehoshua Heshil Miro (1829)