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Ringing Peace Bell for Shabbat

Photo courtesy of Duluth Sister Cities InternationalDuluth author Margi Preus will read from her book The Peace Bell during Shabbat evening service at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 18 in Enger Park. 

In 1954, an ancient Buddhist temple bell, which had found its way to Duluth after World War II, was returned to Ohara, Japan. In 1993, Ohara presented Duluth with a replica of the bell, which hangs in the Japanese rock garden near Enger Tower.

Preus writes about the return of the bell and the friendship between two countries that resulted.