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Liturgy Archives

This archives contains original liturgy written for use in Tzedek Chicago services. Please cite authorship if used or shared.


Shalom Aleichem: Peace Unto You

Prayer for Shabbat

Barukh Hamangarib

Ve’ahavtah: You Shall Love the One

Rosh Hashanah

This is the Year

Hayom Harat Olam: On This Day the World Was Created

Before Unetaneh Tokef: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die

Unetaneh Tokef

Yom Kippur

Before Kol Nidre: All are Welcome Here

Al Chet


#OccupyHeaven: A Poem for Neilah


We Light These Lights: Hanerot Hallellu

Candles for the Maccabees

The Ballad of Clara Lemlich

Tu B’Shvat

Tu B’shvat Haggadah

New Life is Rising: A Prayer for Tu B’svhat


The Book of Esther (Subversive Edition)

Open Letter the Queen Esther


Haggadah 5777/2017

Seder Supplement 5770/2010

Seder Supplement 5773/2013

Seder Supplement 5776/2015

Your Child Will Ask

Tisha B’Av

Lamentations Chapter 1 (An Interpretation)

A Lamentation for Gaza

Yom Hashoah

Prayer for Yom Hashoah

Psalms Reinterpreted

Psalm 7: safe haven

Psalm 20: may you…

Psalm 23: filled to overflowing

Psalm 33 sing out

Psalm 46: waters of refuge

Psalm 58: untamed heart

Psalm 68: hearts and guts

Psalm 72: transformation

Psalm 79: pour out your love

Psalm 85: land lord

Other Prayers

A Prayer for Healing

A Prayer for Justice

A Prayer for the Steadfast (written for the Global Shabbat Against Home Demolitions)

Prayer for a Vigil at an Immigrant Detention Center