50,000 Gather at the Kosel to Daven for the Hostages

Tens of thousands attended a mass tefilah gathering at the Kosel on Wednesday to daven and say selichos in the merit of the hostages, injured, and IDF soldiers.

In light of the call from the Chief Rabbis of Israel, rabbis, and Torah scholars to observe a day of prayer regarding the difficult situation facing the people of Israel, and in response to the current situation affecting the residents of Zion and the healing of the injured in body and soul, thousands gathered for a prayer gathering at the Kosel on Wednesday, 29th of Tevet, eve of Rosh Chodesh Shevat.

The event was held in the presence of the chief rabbis of Israel, the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, rabbis and public figures, and with the participation of thousands of Jews, and the families of the abducted, injured, and soldiers who came to cry out, plead, and invoke Heavenly mercy upon all of Israel.

During the prayers, selichot were recited following the Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions, including chapters from the Yom Kippur Katan prayer and Tehillim, as well as prayers for the well-being of IDF soldiers and security forces, and the swift return of the abducted to safety.


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