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Global Gatherings

Los Angeles joins North American, European and Russian solidarity gatherings to protest the sentencing of 10 Shiraz Jews.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/global_gatherings_20000714

It was perhaps the most emotionally potent moment of the evening, as the elderly Rabbi Yedidiah Shofet, addressing his audience in Farsi, broke down and cried, his voice trembling, his frail body shaking.Representing the Nessah Cultural Organization, Shofet was part of a lineup of speakers appearing earlier this week at West Hollywood's Hollywood Temple Beth El, where - reacting to the July 1 verdict that sentenced 10 of the Shiraz 13 - local Jews met to demonstrate support for the prisoners and to condemn the actions of the Iranian government.

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