Our God and the God of our fathers and mothers,
The God of the Fear of Isaac, the God of Yael,
God of the good spirit of Saul,
God of Israel.
Please, with the great force of Your right hand,
For them, if not for you,
Fence us with the boundaries of the sea, the east,
north and south,
Cover our skies under the wing of your Divine
Give wisdom and understanding to our elders and our
Distance from them any dishonorable deed
Lead them in path of the just and the good, for we
have put our lives in their hands.
Sit our judges on thrones of justice and enlighten
their hearts with Your Torah,
So that they may walk blamelessly before You.
Spread over the protectors of our land the canopy of
Lift Your hand over them, save them from all enemy
and ambush, from all bullets that threaten their souls.
Given them strength and heart, to distinguish between
enemy and lover between the people of wickedness and the people of Abraham.
Guard the state of Israel, Your daughter whom you
For the sake of exalting Your name among all the
inhabitants of the world,
Please with force,
Please without use of force.
- Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi,
Congregation Tzur-Hadassah (Translation: Rabbi Rachel Sabath
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