Monday, June 7, 2010

U.S. Jews to Hold Memorial Service in D.C. for Those Killed in Israeli Flotilla Attack

As part of a protest against the Israeli attack of a Gaza-bound flotilla, a Jewish memorial service will be held in a Washington, D.C. park opposite the White House on Sunday, June 13, 2010, the Jerusalem Post website reports today (June 7, 2010). Prayers will be said for people killed in the raid.

The event is part of a conference sponsored by the "Interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives" and will include Jewish healing prayers for those hurt or wounded in the raid.

Rabbi Michael Lerner, chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and editor of Tikkun Magazine, said, "The overwhelming majority of American Jews are saddened at the killings and wounding that took place on the high seas on May 31st, and want to make clear that this kind of behavior is not a morally acceptable or politically effective way for Israel to achieve security."

Christian and Muslim clerics are also expected to attend the memorial service.

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