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Chief Rabbi Composes Prayer for Naval Parley Success

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Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz has composed a special prayer for the success of the coming London naval conference. The prayer, read in all London synagogues after the one for the King, reads: “Lord of the Universe, in Whose hand are souls of the living and the dead, remember in Thy loving kindness millions of Thy children who laid down their lives in the weary years when desolation and war extended to the ends of the earth. May their sacrifice not have been in vain, and may their death end all hatred and strife between nations. Father of Peace, have pity on Thy handiwork and remove perverseness from the heart of all peoples. Be with the messengers of the great nations who gather in conference in the mother city of our land for strengthening peace and the reduction of naval armament. Bestow upon them a spirit of wisdom and counsel and moral strength to understand that righteousness alone exalteth a nation and that by might shall no man or kingdom prevail. Give speedy cause to the lovers of international equity and brotherhood to rejoice. Amen.”

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