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Local Leaders Speak Out After April 13 Attack on Israel

Amy Arms Folded Best copyThe drone and missile attack on Israel on April 13 elicited the following response from local leaders:

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s Statement Regarding Iran’s Attack On Israel

Yesterday, Israel was once again under attack.

Foremost I stand with Israel and pray that America continues to stand unequivocally with Israel as it confronts and responds to Iran’s attack.

I am also so grateful that Israel has developed the technology to keep its population safe. And I thank the American, British and Jordanian governments and pilots who served to protect Israel.

These are perilous times for Israel, the Middle East, and the world. Iran’s massive and unprecedented direct attack on Israel is a reckless and irresponsible escalation of war. We now must find a way to avert an active war with Iran, rid Hamas of power, and free the hostages.

Despite this immense challenge, I still remain hopeful. There are choices to be made at this moment, and a chance to change the current trajectory. I pray that the choices which are made provide a sustainable, peaceful future path for Israel.

Westchester Reform Temple sent out the following message on Saturday April 13, 2024

Dear WRT Family,

We write to you amidst an unprecedented attack by Iran, which has fired hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel. We are closely monitoring the news and the threat against Israel, the full scope of which is not yet known.

We express our appreciation for the ironclad support of the US government for Israel's defense, and offer prayers of love and solidarity to our brothers and sisters in Israel, as well as to all innocent people who are now in harm's way because of Iran's dangerous and callous escalation of a war that has already exacted a heavy cost in human lives, homes and livelihoods, and emotional trauma.

We will update our WRT community as developments may necessitate.

עושה שלום במרומיו
הוא יעשה שלום עלינו
ועל כל ישראל
ואמרו אמן

Oseh Shalom Bimromav
Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu
v'al kol Yisrael
v'imru: Amen

May the One whose peace fills the heavens
Instruct all of us in the ways of peace,
Bringing shalom to all Israel,
Amen

Bivracha - with our blessings and prayers,

Rabbi Jonathan Blake
Cantor Amanda Kleinman
Rabbi Leah Citrin
Cantor Danielle Rodnizki
Rabbi Sasha Baken
Cantor Isaac Sonett-Assor

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