This afternoon (Wednesday), the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem, saw a large group of children gathered together in order to pray for peace for Israel instead of standing in line for gas masks.
Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook of the Hurva Synagogue said he hoped that more and more communities would rise up and emulate the example of these children. “It was a soulful prayer, and with the strength of such prayer, the Nation of Israel can be saved. If we all pray like this, there will be no need to stand in line for gas masks”, he said.
He also pointed out that this is also an opportunity to pray for the yeshiva world, “The yeshivot’s very existence is in extreme danger. And I also hope that those who have strayed will repent, for if there is no Torah, there is no flour. And if there is no flour, there is no Torah.”