מַלְכוּתְךָ מַלְכוּת כָּל-עֹלָמִים וּמֶמְשַׁלְתְּךָ בְּכָל-דּוֹר וָדֹר.
“Your realm is the realm of all worlds, Your government in every generation.”
As we solemnize the inauguration of a new American president, we turn to You as a model of righteous leadership and authority. While mortal rulers desire all to focus on them, Your reign places Your beloved creations at the center. And so we pray that all Americans, including the new president and his advisers, may exercise leadership in Your image.
You love the stranger; may we, too, love the vulnerable and neglected members of our society with courageous passion and creative action.
Your seal is truth; may we strive ever to honor what is true and to denounce all falsehoods, especially those that are casual and convenient.
You have created us in Your image; may we face one another with confidence and treat with dignity human beings of all genders, sexualities, and complexions.
Our faith insists that the authority of law depends upon the consent and collaboration of the governed, so it upon us all to work in partnership with You to repair our society and the world.
May today inaugurate a new era of leadership wherein all Americans rise to the challenge of pursuing justice and protecting our cherished values of dignity, security, and freedom. May we today commit ourselves to the sacred obligation to “proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
 Psalm 145:13
 Babylonian Talmud, Avodah Zarah 11a
 Deuteronomy 10:18.
 Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 69b
 Genesis 5:1-2
 Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 88a
 Daily liturgy, Aleinu (“It is upon us”)
 Deuteronomy 16:9
 Leviticus 25:10
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