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  Kislev 2, 5773 , 16/11/12

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Add Chosen Prayers till War's End

Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi and spiritual advisor of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has told the Jewish world to add Psalm 83 to the Sabbath prayers, to be said after opening the Holy Ark in the morning prayers, for the safety of Israel's soldiers and civilians. The rabbi said that the Avinu Malkenu prayer, said during the Ten Days of Repentance and on fast-days, should be said at the end of the morning prayers every day until the end of Operation Pillar of Defense.

Rabbis have told Israelis to pray only in synagogues that have shelters in rocket-targetted areas. Israel's Hebrew Radio Kol Chai, in addition to broadcasting religious songs that emphasize faith and G-d's salvation, such as Utzu Etza Vetufar, are also featuring answers to halakhic questions about Shabbat for soldiers and residents of rocket-targetted areas.

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