18 Mini-Prayers for This New Year

And for This New Year as well, amen.

The Leftern Wall

1. In this new year,

may justice rain down like

fish.

Could also be a metaphor for activism...
Could also be a metaphor for activism…

2. In this new year,

may we find reason to laugh

a little more.

Palestinian farmers and Israeli volunteers stuck in the Fall near the village of Burin  
Palestinian farmers and Israeli volunteers stuck in the rain near Burin  

3. In this new year,

may the Holot “Open Detention Center”

truly be closed and stay closed. Amen.

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On the train to Beersheva, I ran into Mutasim Ali. I was on my way to give a talk. He was on his way to jail in Holot. His optimism filled the whole train car and then went out into the air and the world and made it a little better. 

4. In this new year,

may the siege on Gaza

be ended.

Destruction in Gaza. Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam
Destruction in Gaza. Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

5. In this new year,

may we be more compassionate

toward ourselves and each other and even especially

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