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Synagogue Council President Asks Rededication to Yom Kippur Ideals

In a special Yom Kippur message, Simon G. Kramer, president of the Synagogue Council of America, today called on the “whole house of Israel to rededicate itself” to the ideals of Yom Kippur.

“Never before in human history has humanity so needed a new turn, a return to its spiritual and moral source. The new instruments of destruction which have been discovered bring to mankind the realization that the only hope for mankind is repentance and regeneration. The long and tortuous way to peace requires painstaking devotion as well as the admission that man by his own strength cannot achieve it. He needs the fervor of faith and the grace of God’s mercy,” the message declared.