Dan Ornstein

Jerusalem Prayer

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
May those who love you be at peace.
(Psalm 122:6)

Pray for the peace of J e r u s a l e m,

Her Jews and Her Muslims,

Her essence and Her existence,

Her right and Her left,

Her underclass and Her ascendants,

Her scholars and Her soldiers,

Her angels and Her unholy,

Her left and Her right,

Her eccentrics and Her extremists,

Her mourners and Her joyful.

About the Author
Dan Ornstein is rabbi at Congregation Ohav Shalom and a writer living in Albany, NY. He is the author of Cain v. Abel: A Jewish Courtroom Drama (The Jewish Publication Society, 2020. Check out his website at