NEW YORK (Nov. 8)
Four Jewish organizations have joined in proclaiming Saturday, Nov. 27 as “Shabbat Shalom”–Sabbath of Peace–a day of prayer, study and discussion to express hopes for peace in Vietnam and in the Middle East. The participants are the American Jewish Congress, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and Americans for Progressive Israel, a Socialist-Zionist group.
We take this action to symbolize our continuing participation in the national concern to end the unwanted war in Indo-China, to stop the killing without further delay and to proceed with the early and total withdrawal of all American forces,” a statement by the four groups said. “We shall also affirm the right of our kinsmen in the land of Israel to live in independence, freedom and dignity in their land. For this is how our sages interpreted ‘loving peace and pursuing peace’–we are to love it where we are and to pursue it everywhere in the world.” An advertisement containing the statement was published last Saturday in the New York Times.