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Jews Join in Peace Prayers Throughout Country

September 9, 1940
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Jewish organizations throughout the country joined today in the national prayer for peace proclaimed by President Roosevelt.

Speaking at ceremonies this afternoon in the World’s Fair Court of Peace, Rabbi Jonah B. Wise declared that “we do pray for that peace which will save all men from the great deluge of the tyrant’s wrath and point to a far-flung horizon of sure safety for us and for all mankind.”

Thousands of members of B’nai B’rith, its women’s auxiliaries and youth order gathered at the Fair’s Temple of Religion tonight for observance of B’nai B’rith day, in response to the President’s proclamation. Scheduled speakers included Dr. Harry J. Gideonse, president of Brooklyn College, and President Henry Monsky of B’nai B’rith. Monsky later laid a wreath at The Eternal Light in the Jewish Palestine Pavilion.

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