April 13, 2012
Why Jews Pray for the Queen
Jonathan Romain, Guardian
Princess Margaret was astonished. In 1990 she was attending a service marking the 50th anniversary of Maidenhead synagogue and was struck by the fact that we read a prayer for the good health and wise counsel of the Queen.
When I explained that the prayer was not a one-off but recited every Sabbath in every synagogue in Britain, she remarked "How lovely, they don't do that for us in church; I'll tell my sister."
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