O.U. promotes Jerusalem Sabbath


The Orthodox Union called on its synagogues to observe a “Jerusalem Sabbath” ahead of Palestinian-Israeli talks.

In a statement, the Orthodox umbrella group called the Nov. 16-17 campaign “part of its multifaceted campaign to keep Jerusalem from being divided during Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at Annapolis and beyond,” referring to the U.S.-led talks to take place in Maryland later this month.

Material in the packages the O.U. is sending to its synagogues includes a model sermon, signs, pamphlets, suggestions promoting identification with Jerusalem and a poster declaring: “Jerusalem: Keep it One. Keep it Ours.”

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