Shofar Blown in Boston Church; Minister Preaches in Synagogue
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Shofar Blown in Boston Church; Minister Preaches in Synagogue

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Two unusual examples of interfaith amity occurred here last week when a shofar was blown in a church for what was believed to be the first time and a Protestant clergymen delivered a Yom Kippur sermon in a synagogue.

The shofar-blowing took place in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, where Dean Edwin J. ven Etten preached on “The Call of the Shofar,” reviewing the history of the ram’s horn. He said that since the Jews were observing the ten Days of Penitence he had invited Rabbi Herman H. Rubenovitz of Temple Mishkan Tefila to read the Scriptures and Israel Feather of the temple to blow the shofar.

At Temple Sinai, Dr. Russell Henry Stafford of the Old South Church delivered a Yom Kippur sermon on “Christian Conscience on the Jewish Day of Atonement.” He voiced “humble acknowledgment of the sins of Christendom against the Jews” and asserted that “despite surface divergencies, Jews and Christians are worshiping the same God and have much more in common than to separate them.”

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