by Rabbi Michael Feinberg
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
From the Prophetic reading for Shabbat Chanukah:
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the God of Hosts"
This Chanukah night together we pray:
Not by might, the might of armies, of militarized police
Not by power, the power of obscene amassed wealth, of the 1%
But by God's Spirit, our shared Spirit:
The Spirit of Compassion
The Spirit of Solidarity
The Spirit of Community
The Spirit of Sanctuary
The Spirit of Justice
This as we pray, this let us do...