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Haham of Spanish and Portuguese Jews in England Appeals to Moslem Rulers

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Dr. Solomon Gaon, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Great Britain, appealed to the governments of the various Moslem countries to accord their Jewish inhabitants the protection and freedom to which they are entitled both as citizens and human beings. The appeal came in the wake of reports of killings and anti-Jewish persecution in a number of Arab countries during the recent hostilities between Israel and Arab states.

Dr. Gaon also called for the recitation of special prayers in all synagogues under his jurisdiction on behalf of the Jews in Arab countries, most of whom are of Sephardic origin.

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