A revised prayer for Israel


A few weeks ago JTA’s Ben Harris filed a story about the uneasiness that some American Jews have with the standard text of the Prayer for the State of Israel, which triggered some back-and-forth in the blogosphere.

Now, Ynet’s Uri Orbach is offering up his own (somewhat amusing) version:

Our Father in Heaven, Rock and Redeemer of Israel, bless the State of Israel, the first manifestation of the approach of our redemption. Shield it from its own ministers, leaders, advisors, contractors, merchants, celebrities, beggars, journalists, and bureaucrats, and bestow Your light and truth upon its statesmen, rabbis, judges, and intellectuals, and grace them with Your good counsel.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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