Disbelief, fear, anger, grief, despair, love, anguish, longing, solidarity, alienation, hope: since October 7 we’ve felt all of these and more. This is our attempt to give voice to some of what’s in our hearts. We hope that it will speak to and for your heart too. May these words help us through these difficult days and into the work of building the just peace of which we dream.
This collaboration features work from Trisha Arlin, Mike Cockrill, Sherrill Cropper, R. Rachel Barenblat, Joanne Fink, R. Allie Fischman, R. Bracha Jaffe, R. Dara Lithwick, R. David Evan Markus, R. Sonja Keren Pilz, and R. David Zaslow.
How to use this offering: Pray these in community or on your own. Add pages from the PDF to photocopied handouts, or add slides from the slide deck to services. Make one of the slides the desktop background on your computer, or use some of the art as wallpaper for your phone. Share the prayer-poems with others. Write your own prayer-poem in response, and pray that. (Or use them in some other way — and tell us what works for you.) In short: we hope you’ll use these in whatever way will best enable these words and images to speak to and for your heart.
Available, as always, as downloadable PDF and also as slides suitable for screenshare.
Download the PDF:
Preview the google slides:
The slides are also here on google drive:
(The above link will prompt you to make your own copy of the slides, which you can then integrate with other digital offerings as you wish.)
This collaboration features work by Trisha Arlin, Mike Cockrill, Sherrill Cropper, R. Rachel Barenblat, Joanne Fink, R. Allie Fischman, R. Bracha Jaffe, R. Dara Lithwick, R. David Evan Markus, R. Sonja Keren Pilz, and R. David Zaslow. Find our bios on the Builder Biographies page.