At 22:45 pm on February 16, Beijing time (16:45 pm local Israeli time), the Wailing Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem gathered Jews from all over Israel, officials of the Chinese Embassy in Israel, and patriotic overseas Chinese To pray for China's fight against the new coronavirus epidemic.
The collective prayer event was co-sponsored by Tzfat Israel's Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, OU ISRAEL Rabbi Avi Berman, and Rabbinical Community Association Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu.
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu called for "one fifth of the world's population is suffering from great anxiety due to the deadly new coronavirus outbreak. We are praying for China, which is our spiritual responsibility. When the Israeli plague is epidemic King David taught us to thank and bless all that God has given us. We must pass on the gifts we receive from King David to the Chinese people.
Today in Jerusalem, the weather is gloomy and cold, and heavy rains continue, but there are still many prayers holding umbrellas and voluntarily rushing from all over the place, just to donate their energy to the distant China at this very moment Godly blessings.
Chinese tourists in Israel also came to pray.
The Wailing Wall was gradually filled with Jews who came to pray for China. Under the guidance of the rabbis, they blew the shofar in order to open the passage to talk to God. Then everyone began to sing prayers religiously, praying for China and Wuhan! The voice of collective prayer was deep and sorrowful, so that everyone in the field kept congregating to the praying crowd. The more the crowd gathered, the more everyone's voice became stronger.
After the shofar blew, Rabbi began to lead everyone into a large circle, holding hands, shoulder-to-shoulder, singing prayers together.
After the shofar sounded for the second time, the crowd moved to the south of the Wailing Wall, again singing in unison the prayers for China. The singing of prayers was strong and powerful, and it did not weaken until night fell. This night will always be remembered in the hearts of the Chinese and Israeli peoples.
The Shofar is an ancient horn instrument, usually made of ram horns, used in Jewish religious rituals. The Jews sound the shofar every year on the Day of Atonement in order to open the way to dialogue with God. On this special day of the prayer meeting, the shofar sounded twice for China, calling on God to hear everyone's wishes to China at the scene.
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