Boston rabbi organizes interfaith prayer at site of Boston Marathon explosions

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Rabbi Howard Berman, pictured, led a makeshift interfaith service at the site of the Boston Marathon explosions. Credit: Central Reform Temple.

(JNS.org) A Boston-area
rabbi on Sunday was joined by other religious leaders in holding a makeshift
interfaith prayer service at the site of the Boston Marathon explosions.

Rabbi Howard
Berman of the Central Reform Temple on nearby Newbury Street in Boston led a
crowd of more than 100 people in prayers and songs.

“In
whatever way we sing, in whatever way we pray, may we go forth in the spirit of
shalom, of wholeness, of healing, and of peace,” Berman said during the service,
Boston National Public Radio affiliate WBUR
reported.

The
memorial spot on Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood has been
filled with flowers, balloons, posters and pictures to honor the victims of the
attack.

On
Monday, a moment of silence was held throughout Boston at 2:50 p.m., one week
after the Boston Marathon explosions that killed three people and injured more
than 200 people.

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Source: JNS.org

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