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        12/5/2011, Kislev 9, 5772

      Nine Minutes of Prayer


      Notices have been posted in hareidi-religious population centers, calling for the public to increase its prayers for heavenly mercy between 13:44 and 13:53, known as a time of the prayers' acceptability. The nine minutes in question occur in the "ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month" on the Hebrew calendar.

      The notices were posted on behalf of rabbis of the hareidi community, following a number of tragedies, including the untimely passing of a number of rabbis and others, as well as the economic situation, not only for individuals, but for Jewish institutions.