Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 29 November 2019

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 29 November 2019. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Steven Abraham on 20 November 2019

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 20 November 2019. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Kislev, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A poem-blessing for the Hebrew month of Kislev, suitable for Birkat HaḤodesh, Rosh Ḥodesh Kislev, and the whole month. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Joui Hessel on 3 June 2004

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 3 June 2004. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Moshe Feller on 22 June 2004

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 22 June 2004. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Israel Zoberman on 7 July 2004

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 7 July 2004. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Solomon Schiff on 9 September 2004

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 9 September 2004. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Dr. Gary P. Zola on 21 September 2004

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 21 September 2004. . . .

Three stanzas adapted from “Worship,” a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier (1848)

A hymn for peace and the end of war. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein on 12 April 2005

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 12 April 2005. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Dr. Gary P. Zola on 26 May 2005

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 26 May 2005. . . .

May Wars Cease, a hymn by Rabbi Max Klein (1926)

A hymn for the end of war by Rabbi Max D. Klein. . . .

Prayer of Parents for Son or Daughter in the Armed Forces, by Rabbi Max Klein (1951)

A prayer offered for parents praying for the safety and welfare of their adult children entering the armed forces. . . .

Armistice Day Prayer, by Rabbi Hyman Solomon (after World War I, circa 1920s)

A prayer written for Armistice Day after the first World War. . . .

Techinah-Book, by Rabbi Simon Glazer (1930)

A collection of teḥinot, in English, edited by Rabbi Simon Glazer. . . .

לקוטי תפלות | Liḳutei Tefilot: Pulpit and Public Prayers, compiled and edited by Rabbi Jacob Bosniak (1927)

A collection of dedicatory and circumstantial prayers by Rabbi Jacob Bosniak and other rabbis. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi David Greene on 12 July 2005

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 12 July 2005. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Shmuel Butman on 6 April 2006

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 6 April 2006. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Amy Rader on 14 September 2006

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 14 September 2006. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Shea Harlig on 15 March 2007

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 15 March 2007. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Milton Balkany on 22 March 2007

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 22 March 2007. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Paul Silton on 28 March 2007

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 28 March 2007. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Ellen Wolintz-Fields on 12 July 2007

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 12 July 2007. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Frederick L. Klein on 18 September 2007

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 18 September 2007. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Irwin N. Goldenberg on 7 November 2007

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 7 November 2007. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Evan Hoffman on 29 October 2019

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 29 October 2019. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Ḥeshvan, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A prayer for the month of Marḥeshvan (a/k/a Ḥeshvan) on Rosh Ḥodesh Marḥeshvan in the autumn season. . . .

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

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

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs on 7 February 2008

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 7 February 2008. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Akiva Males on 23 April 2008

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 23 April 2008. . . .

Seven Hoshanot for Creation, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

A litany of hoshanot for use in a ritual prayer circle march on the festival of Sukkot. . . .

A Hoshana for Our Planet, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

A litany of hoshanot for use in a ritual prayer circle march on the festival of Sukkot. . . .

Hoshanot Liturgy for the Climate Crisis, adapted by R’ Ezra Weinberg from the words of Greta Thunberg

The words of Greta Thunberg adapted for a prayer for intervention in the antroppgenic climate crisis, for a Honshana ritual for Sukkot. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Stephen Baars on 22 May 2008

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 22 May 2008. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Felipe Goodman on 3 June 2008

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 30 June 2008. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Stuart L. Berman on 17 July 2008

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 17 July 2008. . . .

Children’s Prayer for the Recovery of our President [Dwight D. Eisenhower], by Rabbi Abraham Samuel Soltes (1955)

A prayer for the recovery of President Dwight D. Eisenhower following a severe heart attack in late September 1955. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Peter E. Hyman on 30 July 2008

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 30 July 2008. . . .

Hymns and Anthems Adapted for Jewish Worship, by Rabbi Dr. Gustav Gottheil (1886)

The first Jewish hymn-book printed in America; containing not only traditional Jewish hymns, but also others of Christian origin (“adapted for Jewish worship”), and upon it was based the Union Hymnal, which was subsequently adopted by Reform congregations in the United States. . . .

“Abide in Me, and I in You: the Soul’s Answer,” a prayer-poem by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1855/1865)

A hymn by the abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, included in the hymnal of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia in 1926. . . .

A Mini-Seliḥot, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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

Transition Ritual Poems, by Joy Ladin

The transition ritual poems below are an effort to hear in the Torah the voices of the various parts of the trans self calling one another toward wholeness. . . .

Meditation on the Akeidah in the Birkot haShaḥar, by Shim’on Menachem

I had an opening, with the help and support of some holy chevrei, to take on Binding of Isaac and accompanying meditations that occupy a conspicuous space during the morning blessings. This is what came out. . . .

Kavanot when Washing One’s Body Before Shabbes by Eyal Raviv

This is pre-Shabbos reflection that can be done in a shower or bath. Shabbat is a time when I am less focused on my selfish desires and instead my thoughts drift to my place in the larger community and world. I find myself doing some version of this before Shabbos most weeks and am welcome for the time to reflect on truly what it is to cease from lay work and consider the work that needs to be done to make the world a better place. . . .

תפילה לישראל | A Prayer for Israel, by Rabbi Nahum Waldman z”l (2004)

This prayer for Israel was written by Rabbi Naḥum Waldman (1931-2004) for T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. T’ruah works to ensure that Israel remains a safe and secure home for Jews and a place that lives up to the ideal stated in the State of Israel’s 1948 Declaration of Independence that Israel “will foster the development of the country for all of its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice, and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.” . . .

A Prayer For Kavvanah, by Amanda Rush

Hashem, as I open my Siddur, let me pray with proper kavanah. Let me pray with sincerity, paying careful attention to every word I utter. Hashem, let me concentrate with my whole being on the meaning of each and every word, sentence and prayer. Keep my mind from wandering to other subjects, and keep me from neglecting to put my heart and soul in to each and every prayer, praise and blessing. May my prayer come before You, O Hashem, at a time of grace, and may it be accepted favorably by You. Amen. . . .

Inauguration Day Prayer for President Harry S. Truman by Rabbi Samuel Thurman (1949)

This prayer by Rabbi Samuel Thurman, of the United Hebrew Temple (St. Louis, Missouri), was recorded in the United States’ Congressional Record for January 20, 1949. . . .

Inauguration Day Prayer for President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver (1953)

This prayer by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, of Cleveland, Ohio, was recorded in the United States’ Congressional Record for January 20, 1953. . . .

Inauguration Day Prayer for President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Rabbi Dr. Louis Finkelstein (1957)

This prayer at the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Rabbi Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was recorded in the United States’ Congressional Record for January 20, 1957. . . .

Inauguration Day Benediction for President John F. Kennedy by Rabbi Dr. Nelson Glueck (1961)

This benediction for President John F. Kennedy by Rabbi Dr. Nelson Glueck, was recorded in the United States’ Congressional Record on January 20, 1961. . . .


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