JERUSALEM (May. 15)
A fervent prayer that “truth, justice and peace” guide the heads of State convening in Paris tomorrow for the Summit Conference of the Big Four powers was voiced here today by Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim.
Rabbi Nissim expressed the hope that the Chiefs of State at the summit parley would “view Israel’s rebirth as the culmination of the aspirations of many generations, as retribution for the holocaust, and as a historic fact designed by Providence.” He voiced the wish that “the spirit of the Prophets inspire the meeting to channel human thoughts toward efforts to development and the progress of man.”
(All rabbis in New York were urged to hold special prayers for the success of the Summit Conference in a call issued by the New York Board of Rabbis, which includes over 750 Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis. “May the world leaders be motivated by the spirit of brotherhood, understanding and equality,” the call stated. “May their aspirations for the common welfare of humanity transcend the national ambitions and egotisms of the participating powers. To achieve these fruitful results, let us devoutly invoke God’s compassion and blessing.”)