A Prayer for Peace and the people of Ukraine

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A Prayer of Peace for the People of Ukraine
by Rabbi Naomi Levy

God, Our hearts are with all the people of Ukraine,
Its president, Volodymyr Zelensky, 
And with our Jewish brothers and sisters in Ukraine
200,000 souls
Who crouch in fear 
As the sound of sirens and bombs pierces the air.
Synagogues once filled with songs of celebration 
Have become makeshift shelters.
Echos of the Holocaust reverberate,
The memory of the one and a half million 
Martyred Ukrainian Jews. 

God, we pray that the panic in the streets of Ukraine 
Will give way to the sound of children playing,
And the sound of sirens will give way to songs of hope.
We pray that the world community will unite
And cause the Russian army to retreat.
We pray for no more violence 
Or bloodshed
And we pray that diplomacy
Will be the path to peace.

Hear our prayers, God,
Hear the prayers of the mothers and fathers,
the prayers of the children 
longing for safety.
God, our Shelter, 
Bring peace.
Let it rain down from the heavens like a mighty storm.
Let it wash away all hatred and bloodshed.
Peace, God. Please, God. Amen.

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  • The Sunflower on Our Seder Table: For Ukraine
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  • Poem by a Ukrainian Schoolchild, 1920, NLI
  • A Prayer for Peace and the people of Ukraine
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  • From Amidst Brokenness
    • Maggid - Beginning
  • Sunflower Seeds on My Seder Plate
  • JDC Ukraine
  • Prayer for the People of Ukraine
    • -- Four Questions
  • Four Questions in Ukrainian
    • -- Four Children
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