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  טבת 29, 5774 , 01/01/14

Tens of Thousands of Students Pray for Jonathan Pollard

Tens of thousands of students gathered on Wednesday in their schools for a special prayer vigil for Jewish-American prisoner Jonathan Pollard who is in poor health. Special classes were held before the prayers. The main prayer was conducted by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Tzfat.

Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in the mid 1980s for sending classified information to Israel that dealt with Arab chemical and biological weapons capabilities.

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