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☞   Imminent Communal Danger & Distress

This is an archive of prayers composed in response to, or anxious anticipation of, imminent communal danger and distress.

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For prayers offered in the event of a pogrom or other genocidal atrocity, go here.

For prayers offered in the event of hateful intolerance, prejudice, and bigotry, go here.

For prayers offered in the event of attack intended to invoke communal terror, go here.

For prayers offered in response to conflicts over sovereignty and dispossession, go here.

For prayers composed for social justice, peace, and liberty, go here.

תהלים ע״ט | Psalms 79, translated by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

Dans un temps de calamité publique | [Prayer] in a time of public calamity, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

אֱלֹהִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל | Elohim b’Yisrael :: A piyyut containing the 42 Letter Name, recorded in Sefer haPeliah

תפילה לשלום באירופה | Prayer for Peace in Europe during the Italian War of Independence (ca. 19th c.)