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Succah in Sky Mood Somber

For the second consecutive year Succoth was celebrated here in the “succah in the sky” on the roof of the 50-story Monsanto Building in the Times Square area. But unlike last year, when the mood was joyous and festive, the mood of the more than 100 people who were present was somber, tempered by the war waged by Arab aggressors against Israel. Jack D. Weiler, who together with his son, Alan G. Weiler, and his son-in-law, Robert H. Arnow, built the traditional succah last year, told the audience of Jewish communal, public political leaders and rabbis that he had received an off-the-record report earlier in the day from Israeli Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir, Jewish Agency Acting Chairman Leon Dulzin, and Gen. Haim Laskov about the Israel war casualties and Israel’s needs.

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