for Jewish Confederate Soldiers
This prayer was composed by Rev. Max Michelbacher of Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond, Virginia, and distributed to Jewish Confederate soldiers. Prayer sheet courtesy Congregation Beth Ahabah.
Shemang Yisroel, Ad-nay El-hainoo, Ad-noy Achod!
This once happy country is inflamed by the fury of war;
a menacing enemy is arrayed against the rights, liberties and freedom
of this, our Confederacy; the ambition of this enemy has dissolved
fraternal love, and the hand of fraternity has been broken asunder
by the hands of those, who sit now in council and meditate our chastisement,
with the chastisement of scorpions. Our firesides are threatened;
the foe is before us, with the declared intention to desecrate our
soil, to murder our people, and to deprive us of the glorious inheritance
which was left to us by the immortal fathers of this once great Republic.
the enemy. Grant that they may ever advance to wage battle, and battle in thy name to win! Grant that not a standard be ever lowered among them! O Lord, God, Father, be thou with us!
Give unto the officers of the Army and of the Navy of the Confederate States, enterprise, fortitude and undaunted courage; teach them the ways of war and the winning of victory. Guard and preserve, O Lord, the President of the Confederate States and all officers, who have the welfare of the country truly at heart. Bless all my fellow-citizens, and guard them against sickness and famine! May they prosper and increase!
Hear me further, O Lord, when I pray to Thee for those
on earth, dearest to my heart. O bless my father, mother, brothers and
sisters. (if married: my wife and children.) O bless them all with earthly
and heavenly good! May they always look up to Thee, and may they find
in Thee their trust and strength.
My hope, my faith, my strength are in Thee, O Lord, my God, forever-- in Thee is my trust. "For thy salvation do I hope, O Lord! I hope for Thy salvation, O Lord! O Lord, for Thy salvation do I hope!" Amen! Amen!
Shemang Yisroel, Ad-noy El-hainoo, Ad-noy Achod!
Opinion (everyone has one)
By David C. Daniels,
Thank you to all of those that have contributed to the Highlander Dispatch over the past year. Without those interesting articles, columns and opinions the Camp newsletter would not be what it is. Thanks so much!
As the camp enters the season of change, with the upcoming
election of officers, we should all step back and ask why we are in
the SCV and what do we wish to accomplish. To those members that attend
just our monthly meetings, your membership and fellowship is invaluable.
You are the backbone of the camp. It is also time for all of us to review
our commitment to our ancestors and the "cause".
Membership renewals are now due, lets get yours in. Bring a guest to the camp meetings and events. Pick up an application at the next camp meeting and keep it in your car, you never know when you might just run up on a prospective member.