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  7/8/2013, Av 1, 5773

Anniversary of Aaron's Passing at Jordanian Gravesite


Dozens of worshipers went to the Tomb of Aaron the High Priest next to the Jordan tourist site of Petra, Monday morning to mark the anniversary of his passing, as recorded in last week's Torah portion (Numbers 33:38) with prayer and reading from the Torah.

One of the worshipers who arrived Sunday evening collapsed and lost consciousness in a local hotel. A paramedic from Ichud Hatzalah teamed with local medical personnel to resuscitate him and take him to a local hospital in serious condition. Medical authorities in Israel are awaiting permission from Jordan to allow a helicopter to land and bring him to Israel. People are asked to pray for Alex ben Haim.