New York Board of Rabbis Urges Prayers for Peace, Success at U.N.

The New York Beard of Rabbis, comprising 800 spiritual leaders in Conservative, Reform and Orthodox synagogues and temples, today urged all Jewish clergymen to conduct special prayers for peace this weekend. The call for prayer, issued by Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz, president of the Board, declared:

“In these times, filled with tension, anxiety and danger for all mankind, when the world’s atmosphere is charged with misunderstanding, suspicion and hostility, we must lift our hearts in prayer to Him who is the Author of life and the source of all wisdom, that He may grant understanding and wisdom to the leaders of the world that they guide the nations of the world through these stormy and perilous days to the haven of peace with brotherhood for all mankind. We must pray for the United Nations, which is man’s best hor in these troubled days. We pray that its deliberations be conducted with a full awareness of the gravity of the issues and the humble and reverent realization that their decisions are to be made in the sight of God and under the aspect of eternity.”

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