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PROVIDENCE — Temple Emanu-El will host a special community service tomorrow at 7 p.m. to show support for peace in the Middle East, with prayers for an end to the terrorism that has been directed at the people of Israel but which has caused innocent Palestinians to suffer as well.
“Our purpose is to show unity with Israel,” said Marty Cooper, community relations director of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island. “With all the bombing going on, we wish for peace and pray for peace. Nobody wants what is going on right now. The only people who do are the terrorists whose only mission is the destruction of Israel.”
Nadav Tamir, Israel’s consul general for New England, will be one of the speakers at the event, along with Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline; Rabbi Peter Stein, of Temple Sinai in Cranston, president of the Rhode Island Board of Rabbis; the Rev. Donald A. Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches; and Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi Wayne Franklin.
The service is open to the public.
— Richard C. Dujardin
My prayers are for everyone in the Middle East.
Was no one from the Palestinian community invited to speak? No one from any other faith community?
Not all Israelis are pleased with their government's attacks.