Adonai Tzadik, Righteous One, we stand before you with heavy hearts as we think of the two million people of Aleppo, trapped in a war-torn city, subjected to daily terrors and deprived of the basic needs of daily life; powerless in the face of hate-fuelled violence and wanton destruction. We know it is the responsibility of all people of goodwill to come to their aid, and so we pledge to play our part in supporting the agencies, who are trying to deliver food and medical supplies, and call on the British government to redouble its efforts to work together with the governments of other countries to achieve a ceasefire.

Eyn Chayyim, Source of Life, we know that blessed with the gift of life, it is our task as human beings to enable all Your children, of every people and nation to thrive and flourish in peace and freedom. And so we pray for the strength and courage to step out each day, ready to do what we can to repair Your world.

And let us say: Amen.

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah

Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue