Minister Ariel Sharon
Special Dossier: Ariel Sharon
- A prayer for the prime minister
- Letter to Interim Prime Minister
- Previous Dossiers
A Prayer for the Prime Minister
Say a prayer for the prime minister.
Say a prayer for the man who could not be broken.
Say a prayer for our shattered present.
Say a prayer for our shuttered common future.
Pray for the man who could not be stilled.
Pray for the man who could not be swayed.
Say a prayer for the future only he knew.
Say a prayer for the people he has left behind. The Jewish People, the people he loved,
at times despite himself, despite them. The people who could not bring themselves to love him.
Pray for those of us who once embraced him, and came to curse him.
Pray for those of us who once cursed him, and could not bring ourselves to forgive him.
Pray for those of us who once cursed him, and came to love him.
Pray for those who call themselves religious and see in this, the hand of God.
Pray for those who call themselves non-religious and need now to pray.
Pray for the leaders who, unable to replace him, will now succeed him.
Pray for a miracle.
Pray for all of us.
Pray that we may know to heal each
Pray for this land. That it may know the peace that he never will.
University of California, Berkeley
Letter to Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Ameinu wishes to express our solidarity and support to the people and Government of Israel at this difficult and uncertain time. We share the pain of all of Israel and all pray for the full and speedy recovery of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Ameinu has the utmost confidence in you as the leader of Israel's democratic government. Likewise, we are confident that under your leadership the government will assure continuity of policy and process. We stand as one with Israel and will do all we can to help its citizens and leaders meet the challenges that confront them.
You have our prayers and best wishes.
Executive Director of Ameinu