Resolution Adopted

by the CCAR


Adopted by the 114th Annual


of the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Omni Shoreham, Washington D.C.

March, 2003

The Central

Conference of American Rabbis, representing more than 1800 rabbis

throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and around the world,

many of varied opinion concerning the military conflict in Iraq,

stands together in its prayers for the security and safe return of

military personnel and civilians, separated from home and family,

serving bravely far from home. We also pray for the safe return of

those taken prisoner. We mourn the loss of all military personnel and

civilians killed, and we mourn the loss of all human life in the

conflict. May God comfort their loved ones. May all despotism vanish

speedily from the Earth. We pray that all peoples, here, in Iraq and

around the world be shielded from war and terror, and that the day

come soon when the word of the prophet Isaiah be fulfilled: “They

shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning

hooks; nation shall not lift up sword again nation, neither shall they

learn war any more. And all shall sit under vine and fig tree, with

none to make them afraid.”