Israeli Holidays

In Israel, Memorial Day directly precedes Independence Day and both are observed with a seriousness of purpose. Memorial Day is shaded with sorrow and introspection, while Independence Day is marked by raucous celebration. In America, we can find ways to connect with these themes and to share in the mourning and celebration. 

 

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“In a field of lilies trampled by warriors / the Shekhinah weeps”
close up of light yellow-white lilies with black background
“The stones are full of mystical light”
view of jerusalem western wall sunlit day with blue sky
Chant and poem for Tu b’Av
Daughters of Tu b’Av
“Open our hearts and minds as wide as canyons”
Bridge to Peace

Prayer for Israeli leaders to work toward peace

A Prayer for the Leadership of Israel

Poem by Israeli peace activist on war with Gaza

What I talk about when I talk about love

“The detritus of hatred lies scattered.”

Across the Wadis: In Gratitude for the Ceasefire

Shalom, salaam – the only victory”

Pillars: A Prayer for Peace

“our eyes clouded / By rocket fire”

The Smoke Has Not Cleared: A Prayer for Peace

“Today we pray in the name of the children”

For the Return of Peace

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