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Hundreds of Rabbis and Cantors Urge Biden To Use His Office To End the War in Gaza

March 11, 2024 (EIRNS)—The organization T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, representing rabbis, rabbinical students, and cantors, principally from the U.S., but also from Canada, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories, released an open letter to President Biden on March 7 for him to exercise his leadership to secure a ceasefire and to also push for an end to the war in Gaza, stating that “lives hang in the balance.” Signed by approximately 400 American rabbis, cantors, and others, it reads in excerpts:

“‘God is close to the brokenhearted; those crushed in spirit God delivers.’ (Psalms 34:19)

“Dear President Biden,

“We are American rabbis, cantors, and student clergy writing to you in anguish after nearly five months of war that have brought unfathomable suffering to Israelis and Palestinians.

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