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British Chief Rabbis Ask Passover Day of Prayer for Jews in Lands of Oppression

The Ashkenazic and Sephardic chief rabbis of Britain asked all ministers today to set aside one day of the Passover holiday for sermons and special prayers “for the plight of Jews in lands of repression and oppression.” The proposal was made by the Board of Deputies of British Jews which took note of the deteriorating position of Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. The congregations of the Liberal and Reform synagogues and the Federation of Synagogues have agreed to similar observances.