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Yom Kppur Observance Passes Quietly in Israel

October 1, 1952
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The Day of Atonement passed quietly here as tens of thousands of Israelis observed the most solemn holy day of the Jewish religion. The diplomatic corps had requested its members not to use motor vehicles during the Day of Atonement and the streets of Israel’s cities were completely bare of traffic.

(It was reported from Damascus that the Jews there had been compelled by the Shishakly regime to violate the holy day by transmitting prayers over the Syrian radio’s Hebrew hour.)

(From Cairo, it was reported that Egyptian Premier Gen. Mohammed Naguib visited the Great Synagogue there and greeted Chief Rabbi Chaim Nahoum.)

(In Rome, the Ministry of Education deferred until today the public school entrance examinations so that Jewish students who wished to sit for the examinations would not be penalized.)

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