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Mourning Service Held at N. Y. Israel Consulate General

More than 100 people attended a brief mourning service for Moshe Dayan at the Israel Consulate General here this morning. At 10 a.m., as Dayan’s funeral was taking place in Israel, a book of condolences was opened and the first to sign it was Mayor Edward Koch of New York.

Koch led a group of other city dignitaries and prominent Jewish leaders, including Comptroller Harrison Goldin; Charlotte Jacobson, chairman of the World Zionist Organization-American Section; and Frieda Lewis, national president of Hadassah. Naphtali Lavie, the Consul General of Israel, recited the Kaddish, and he and Yehuda Blum, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, read a chapter from Ecclesiastes and the 144th Psalm.

The condolence book will remain open at the Consulate until 3 p.m. Monday.