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        1/24/2014, Shevat 23, 5774

      Chief Rabbi: Light Shabbat Candles Early for Health of Gross Boys


      The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, has asked the public to light the Sabbath candles five minutes earlier than required in the name of asking for the healing of the two Gross brothers who are in the hospital fighting for their lives after inhaling toxic pesticide chemicals.

      "The eyes of the Jewish people are turned to these two young boys who are battling for their lives.  'All of Israel is responsible for one another', and I call upon the public to light the Sabbath candles five minutes early in the name of their healing.  And I ask that the women pray for these children as they light the candles, and for G-d A-mighty to not turn away from the prayers of the masses."