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May 5, 2006
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A Chabad rabbi delivered one of several prayers at the White House on the National Day of Prayer. “We as a nation are assured and comforted by knowing of the president’s unwavering faith in that which we all know is God’s truth; that goodness, kindness and freedom will prevail, against any and all odds,” Rabbi Sholom Ciment of Palm Beach County, Fla., said Thursday before reciting the blessing for the U.S. president composed by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, the first to live in the United States. Other clerics also delivered prayers. Jewish officials present said they noted a conscious effort by the White House to make the service inclusive.

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