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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Interesting Differences Of Opinion

L' Shanah Tovah !

Pope Francis had a prayer vigil last Saturday for peace in Syria. This was the day after the end of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

Before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah (literally "head" or "top of the year"), the following had occurred:
High-profile US rabbis and Jewish leaders are petitioning Congress to authorise President Barack Obama to use military strikes in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons.

Addressed to congressional leaders and signed on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the petition evokes memories of the Holocaust and urges leaders to act to "save thousands of lives" and to deter future atrocities in "Syria and elsewhere".

It says: "As a people who themselves once faced the horrors of genocide and survived, we had hoped that we would never again open our newspapers to images of mass graves filled with suffocated young children. Now that we have seen such images coming from Syria, we call upon you to act."
Conventional bombs and missiles and air strikes kill children, too.

I am too surprised to say anything about these "leaders".


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