Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Not on my watch :)

Me to a fellow congregant, upon their request that the Prayer for the IDF be added to our Zoom services:

"It's bad enough being cut out of Hebrew prayers because Hebrew is a gendered language, but I'll be hanged if I'm going to be cut out of English translations.  Attached is the version that we're going to be using, starting next week."

And here's the congregant's response:   "Shira strikes another blow against the papacy, uh, patriarchy."

Yep.  :)

Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force

May the One He Who blessed our ancestors forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel, - may God He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May Hashem cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is God He,  preserve and rescue our fighting people men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may God He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May God He lead our enemies under their sway and may God He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond: Amen.

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