Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef called on his followers on Saturday night to include prayers to God on Rosh Hashana to destroy Iran and their Hezbollah proxy in Lebanon, Army Radio reported Sunday.
According to the report, Rabbi Yosef received a request from national security adviser Yaakov Amidror detailing the importance of attacking Iran's nuclear facilities, and calling on him to pray for the destruction of Iran.
The Rabbi responded during his weekly address: “When we say the blessing over the dates at our Rosh Hashana meal this year, and we ask God to ‘bring an end to our enemies,’ we should be thinking about Iran, those evil ones who threaten Israel. May the Lord destroy them.”
The blessing over the date, tamar
in Hebrew, is that the God "put an end to the enemies, haters and those who wish evil" upon the Israelites'.