Chief Rabbi Amar to lead mass prayer at Western Wall

April 3, 2011 17:14


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Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar will lead on Monday evening a mass prayer at the Western Wall, in the wake of “the severe situation and the troubles befalling Jews in Israel and world.”

Besides prominent rabbis, relatives of the Fogel and Ben Yishai families, who were murdered in their home in Itamar, are to participate. The organizers said that Gilad Schalit's grandfather will do his best to attend the prayer, which is scheduled to begin at 17:45.

This is a time of divine judgment throughout the world, and our strength is in our unity and prayer, regardless of ethnic group, stream or community,” Amar said in a statement. The chief rabbi recently attended the Knesset event in which Religious Services Minister Yaakov Margi called for legislation determining that there are no streams in Judaism.

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