Rabbi Amar
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Western Wall: Hundreds pray for soldiers' wellbeing

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar leads prayer for soldiers, southern inhabitants' safety, says every Jew in Israel and abroad obligated to join prayer

Several hundred people arrived at the Western Wall on Sunday to attend a lighting of the eighth Hanukkah candle and say a prayer for the wellbeing of IDF soldiers and the residents of Israel's southern communities.


Israel launched a military operation in Gaza Saturday in response to the ongoing rocket attacks from the Strip.

Praying at the Western Wall (Archive photo: AP)


Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Jerusalem District Police chief Maj.-Gen. Ilan Franco were also present at the event.


"On these days every Jew in Israel and across the world is obligated to say a prayer for the soldiers and residents who are facing such difficult times," Rabbi Amar told Ynet.


Worshippers at the Wall said they also prayed for a successful outcome to the military operation in Gaza. "May the soldiers have a Hanukkah miracle," one participant stated.


פרסום ראשון: 12.29.08, 08:56
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