July 8, 1952 in Chicago
General Dwight Eisenhower was nominated.
Richard Nixon was selected as his running-mate.
Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver
(Reform), of The Temple - Tifereth Israel, delivered the
Father of nations, the generations of men
come and go before Thee. Unto each dost Thou assign its
special task and mission.
In Thine unfathomable plan
Thou hast summoned this nation to world leadership in an age
dark with confusion, beset with dangers and yet alive and
tense with the stirrings of great new beginnings.
Make us worthy and willing
instruments of Thy divine purposes.
Use us for the healing of the nations, oh
Thou ruler of all nations.
Use us for justice, for freedom, for unity and for peace.
Help us to move resolutely
and unafraid into the searching days which lie ahead,
relying upon Thee, and upon the unseen power behind all
visible might and drawing our inspiration from our own
prophetic task, from the imperishable movements in our
history when we were tried as a people, tested in crisis and
battle and were not found wanting.
Guide us into
a glad acceptance of our growing
responsibilities as we assume leadership in
the fellowship of the nations of the world,
accepting no permanent divisions among them
and giving no credence to any irrepressible
United Nations, and all those who seek peace
and pursue it.
Gird us with the faith
which will inspire us to seek opportunities for unity with
other peoples in the building of the good society. the
gracious commonwealth of humanity when each man shall dwell
under his vine and under his fig tree and none shall make
Jewish Independent, Friday July 11, 1952,
Cleveland Jewish News online archives.