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Hoshanot: Prayers for Redemption

By Rabbi Ezra Weinberg

Hosha na – hear our cry, ALMIGHTY – Hosha na
Hosha na – The ark of the universe BENDS in your favor – Hosha na
Hosha na – When we call out COLLECTIVELY you listen – Hosha na
Hosha na – DELIVER us from harm we inflict upon ourselves – Hosha na

Hosha na – Hosha na  – Hosha na – Hosha na

Hosha na – Help us ENVISION a sustainable future –  Hosha na
Hosha na – teach us to build societies that don't FAVOR the wealthiest sector  – Hosha na
Hosha na – GUIDE us to know the words of your prophets – Hosha na
Hosha na – HOSEA, ISAIAH, JEREMIAH – Hosha na

Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na

Hosha na – Inspire us to KNOW your will – Hosha na
Hosha na – May we LEARN to LIVE practicing simplicity – Hosha na
Hosha na – that our nation's MIGHT is not MEASURED by our MILITARY –  Hosha na
Hosha na – NEVER AGAIN should apply to genocide anywhere and to anyone –  Hosha na

Hosha na – Hosha na  – Hosha na – Hosha na

Hosha na – from OUTSOURCING our labor and using it as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay – Hosha na
Hosha na – Our food supply has been POISONED through negligence and monopolization – Hosha na
Hosha na – continue to QUESTION what's fueling our addiction to foreign oil – Hosha na
Hosha na – from protecting corporate RIGHTS but not holding them accountable – Hosha na

Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na

Hosha na – from crippling STUDENT debts – Hosha na
Hosha na – expose those profiting from the TORTURE, confinement, and cruel TREATMENT of animals -–Hosha na
Hosha na – from trafficking of sex slaves and UNDOCUMENTED workers – Hosha na
Hosha na – from the tendency to VILIFY the opposition – Hosha na

Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na

Hosha na – show us how to WALK in the path of the righteous – Hosha na
Hosha na – the divine spark is XEROXED within each of us – Hosha na
Hosha na – next year in YERUSHALAYIM – Hosha na
Hosha na – solidarity with the people in ZOCOTTII Square today – Hosha na

Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na – Hosha na

(based upon the first official statemtent from Occupy Wall Street)

Prayer

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