While this prayer was designed for immigration advocacy, it can be applied across the social justice world. Recite in Hebrew, English, or both!
.בָרוּךְ אָתָא יְיָ אֱלוֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אָשֶר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתַיו וְצִיוָנוּ לְהָדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חַנוּקַה. נְבָרֵךְ אֶת נֵר הָצָדִיק
Blessed are you, Adonai our God, ruler of the world, who commanded us to kindle the HanukkahThe holiday which celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its conquest by the Syrians in 165 BCE. The holiday is celebrated by lighting candles in a hanukiyah oon each of eight nights. Other customs include the eating of fried foods such as latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (jelly donuts), playing dreidl (a gambling game with a spinning top), and, in present day America, gift giving. lights. Let us bless the light of justice (n’varekh et nerCandle hatzadik).
As the hanukkiah glows brighter each night, so may our nation become more just. May the lights of Hanukkah fill us with a commitment to pursue justice for all.
See additional materials for Hanukkah and immigration rights at: http://hiaspa.org/hanukkah2013