This prayer is part of the daily Amidah, and traditionally, the prayer is a request for an "ingathering of exiles." Jews living outside of Israel are considered to be in exile, and the prayer asks God to bring us to Israel so that we are not in exile any longer.
Sound the great shofar for our freedom
Raise a banner to gather us
Community is the difference
between home and homeland,
exile and diaspora
between longing for home
and building a home.
HaMakom, help us build homes
that become our homelands
help us discover holiness
in every homeland we encounter.
We are passengers and pilgrims,
seeking community and creating it
in all four corners of the earth.
Blessed are You, Holy One, who gathers us in community with others
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