BOSTON (Mar. 15)
Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts has proclaimed March as “Jerusalem Month” throughout the state. It will be marked by photographic exhibitions prepared by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, lectures by such prominent personalities as Elie Wiesel, Moshe Safdie and Haim Topol, dance performances, films and daily food demonstrations. All events are open to the public through March 31.
“Jerusalem Month” was opened officially last week by Deputy Mayor Edward Sullivan of Boston in historic Faneuil Hall in the presence of local political and religious leaders of all faiths and several hundred guests. The invocation was offered by Msgr. Edward Murray, Vicar for Ecumenical Affairs of the Boston Archdiocese, who declared. “In this world torn by strife, we ask the Almighty to give us something of the spirit of unity of Jerusalem.”
Raanan Sivan, Consul General of Israel, observed that to many millions throughout the world, Jerusalem is synonymous with high ideals, purity of spirit and the vision of universal peace. Daily attendance at the events is estimated at 10,000.