Episode 39: Oseh Shalom a Prayer for Peace

Oseh shalom bimromav Hu ya’aseh shalom. May the One who makes peace from heaven above.
Jerusalem 2015

Jerusalem 2015

On this episode of Jewish prayer. I'm focusing on prayers of peace. A universal truth in Christianity, Judaism and Islam is the idea of treating others the way we want to be treated. Or Love your neighbor as yourself. This is often referred to the Golden rule.

I am human and I am free
Watch me fly above the trees
You can hear my cry and you can hear my roar
but you can’t take away my soul

In 2015 I lived in Jerusalem as part of my training to become a rabbi, I was fortunate to go on a trip to East Jerusalem sponsored by Encounter. The purpose of the trip was to listen to Palestinians tell their stories about their realities of living in Jerusalem.

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We’ll fight and we’ll cry and we’ll even abide
We’ll say goodbye just to stay alive
And the day will come to have dignity again

Below is the video of me singing this prayer for peace on my balcony in Jerusalem

Here is the audio if you just want to listen.