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Sacks calls for prayers

Last updated: 2004-02-22

Following the terrorist attack in Jerusalem this morning, the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks, has sent the following message to Uri Lupolianski, the Mayor of Jerusalem:

“On behalf of the British Jewish community, I want to express our shock and grief at the latest terrorist outrage against the people of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.

We will be saying special prayers and Psalms in all our synagogues.  We pray for the healing of the injured and comfort for those who are bereaved. Above all, we pray that Israel - the people that has always sought peace - should find it, and that violence against it should cease.

At this time, it is vital for Diaspora Jewry to show solidarity with the people and state of Israel.  To that end, having led one solidarity mission to Israel last month, I will be leading another one this week.  Israel is at the very heart of our concerns. We pray for it daily, and do all we can to bring it support, seeking the “peace of Jerusalem“ and the welfare of its citizens”.