The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—prays for peace in Ukraine.

May the Everlasting who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless, shield, and watch over the Jewish community and all the innocent people of Ukraine and protect them from the conflict that they face.

May the Source of Blessing protect them and keep them out of harm’s way, free them from death, destruction and all trouble, fear and anxiety, and may all they do be blessed. May G-d send safety and redemption to all people found in the area besieged by war.

May the Eternal have mercy on them and bring them from darkness to light and from battle to salvation, peace, hope and optimism. May the Almighty grant them strength and save them. May the Eternal listen to all the prayers of our people.

Merciful G-d, may Your compassion be with us, and remember Your covenant with our Patriarchs and Matriarchs. May you spread the covering of Your true divine peace over the innocent people trapped in the battle zone, and may it be fulfilled that they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation and they shall learn war no more. And each shall sit under their vines and their fig trees and none shall disturb them.

As Ukraine experiences warfare, the Rabbinical Alliance of America encourages all decent, peace-loving people of all faiths and backgrounds to engage in acts of charity, kindness, and benevolence. Allow us to become better people and transform this earth into a better place for all people allowing the Almighty to spread His canopy of peace on humankind. In that merit may we take our human activity of positive actions to invoke the blessings from Above and witness true peace and friendship.

And let us say: Amen