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Marching on Shabbat? Rabbi’s Wife Offers This Prayer

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Protesters, looking for a prayer to carry with you this weekend? The Glittery Rebbetzin, aka JoJo Jacobson, has one for you.

In a post to the liberal Jewschool, Jacobson wrote: “I have heard the argument made that everything we are protesting against has already come to pass, and it’s pointless to go and wear out our voices shouting. I strongly disagree… we still benefit from gathering together and lifting our voices.”

Jacobson goes by the title of The Glittery Rebbetzin. She is married to Suzie Schwartz Jacobson of Temple Israel of Boston.

Here’s an excerpt from the Prayer for Protest:

Just as we envision ourselves with angels when we sing “Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh,” let us recognize the Divine spark in each other as we move through the streets together, marching and dancing and singing as one.

May our chants be fierce and our voiced amplified with righteousness, and may our tactics be courageous and effective.

May we respect every human soul we encounter on our way, and may we find respect in the eyes of all who see us. May our strategies be inclusive and kind.

May our joy be contagious, bringing more people and support to our cause, tipping the balance towards justice and peace and a brighter future for all, with art and music and love and equality.




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