A Prayer for the World

By: Rabbi David Debow
October 29, 2023

The October 7th massacre showed the world a face of evil from which it must not look away. It was terrifying, revolting and heinous, and withal enlightening. The black light of that day birthed the clarity of this prayer. Many people I know, and still others I see online, are conflicted about what should be done next. In this hesitation, in this ambivalence, evil gets stronger. I think prayer is the most important weapon we have for the task ahead. Not as a substitute for resolute action but as that which makes it possible.

Shira Schechter

Shira Schechter is the content editor for TheIsraelBible.com and Israel365 Publications. She earned master’s degrees in both Jewish Education and Bible from Yeshiva University. She taught the Hebrew Bible at a high school in New Jersey for eight years before making Aliyah with her family in 2013. Shira joined the Israel365 staff shortly after moving to Israel and contributed significantly to the development and publication of The Israel Bible.

Rabbi David Debow

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