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Republicans will have a rabbinical invocation, too

The Democrats won’t be the only party convention with a rabbi giving a benediction. According to the Deep South Jewish Voice, Rabbi Ira Flax, a retired military chaplain now living in Birmingham, has been asked to give the invocation during the Wednesday session of the Republican National Convention–traditionally the day the vice presidential nominee gives his or her speech. The paper reported a convention spokesperson would not confirm the schedule, saying it had not been finalized.