AS A Jewish reader of the Catholic Herald, may I invoke the prayers and actions of other readers on two fronts.
Europe is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of national rivalries and interethnic savagery for years.
Political and religious triumphalism is spawning a revival of political fundamentalism and racism which I, as a former Senior Chaplain to the British Army of the Rhine and as a witness to Europe's very worst outrages against humanity in the Belsen concentration camp, thought we would never experience again.
Jews, Christians and Muslims, indeed all people of faith must surely join hands to outlaw and neutralise the dangerous fanatics in our ranks, here and in continental Europe.
More positively, we now witness in the Middle East distinct governmental shifts in attitudes and the intensification of serious discussions to fashion a new peaceful order between Israelis, the Palestinians and the major Arab states.
The process demands our support and prayers for its successful resolution.
Jewry is currently preparing for the solemn and awesome season of the calendar — the New Year and the Day of Atonement. I would suggest to all your readers who feel at one with us in the need to bridge differences in honest dialogue to share with us in reflecting on the words of our solemn liturgy: "Impose thine awe upon all thy works that all ... may form one union to do thy will with a perfect heart."
Rev Dr Isaac Levy London