The theme was to speak out against religiously-inspired hatred and violence.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef gave the keynote speech, calling for an end to the mass murder in Syria. “In the face of genocide it is forbidden for us to remain silent. We must not repeat what happened in the Holocaust, when they murdered millions of Jews and the world was silent,” he said.
“We teach that even when Israel’s enemies are defeated in war, it is our duty to prevent [genocide] and certainly not to rejoice, for all...
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