1Over 10,000 expected at Western Wall for 'Day of Jewish Unity'
1Day of Jewish Unity 2017 - Courtesy of Dirshu
More than 10,000 people are expected to pray at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem this Friday, September 7th, for the Day of Jewish Unity organized by Acheinu, the outreach arm of the NGO 'Dirshu'.
There are plans for U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman to join participants at the Western Wall praying for unity among Jews & for a peaceful, less divisive world.
According to Rabbi Shlomo Rozenstein of Dirshu, the crowd at the Western Wall might reach 15,000 people this year, which is the 4th consecutive year that Acheinu has planned this event that has worldwide reach.
Many non-Jews in the United States have endorsed this day of prayer publicly including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, financier Anthony Scaramucci, & TV commentators, Noelle Nikpour, Danielle McLaughlin, Esq. & Lee Carter.
Each year Acheinu chooses this day in correspondence with the yahrzeit of the Chofetz Chaim, also known as Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan. The Chofetz Chaim, who passed away in 1933 wrote the Sefer Chafetz Chaim to organize & clarify the laws regarding evil talk & gossip. He was also the author of Shmirat HaLashon, & the Mishnah Brurah.
For the Day of Jewish Unity, Jews are being asked to read two passages of psalms, chapter 20 & 130 between 7 am & 2 pm.
Schools, businesses & many thousands of individuals across the world will be taking part in the prayer event.