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British Rabbis Urge Yom Kippur Prayers for Deliverance of Jews Oppressed in Arab Lands

British Jewry was asked by its two leading rabbinical authorities today to recite special prayers on Yom Kippur for the deliverance of Jews in Arab states from terror and oppression unleashed recently against the Jews in those countries. The appeal, issued jointly by Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits, Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, and Dr. Solomon Gaon, Haham of the Sephardic community here, associated itself with the Appeal to the World’s Conscience on the same subject issued earlier this week by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

The joint statement emphasized, at the same time, the thanksgiving due “for the supreme and wondrous deliverance granted to Israel during the past year” during its victories in the Six-Day War.