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Wake County Jewish Leaders Call For Vigil

Posted September 13, 2001

— Wake County's Jewish leaders are encouraging their congregations to participate in a downtown vigil Wednesday night in response to the terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon.

The rabbis of Wake County met Wednesday to plan a joint prayer service for Thursday evening. That service will be held Thursday night at Temple Beth Orr on Creedmoor Road in Raleigh and is open to the public. We asked how they feel knowing this American attack could have happened because of United States' ties with Israel.

"It is true that we care very deeply about our fellow Jews who live in Israel, and our fellow citizens of the world who live in the Middle East. It is true that Israel has been struggling with these kinds of suicide attacks, particularly during this last year," Judah Segal of the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation said.

The Jewish congregations are working with local police for extra security during their high holidays, which begins Monday at sundown.

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