A special prayer session for the safety of world Jewry will be held on Monday, Rosh Hodesh Av, at the Kotel. The prayer session will, for the third year in a row, see thousands of women saying Tehillim (Psalms) and conducting prayers on behalf of Jewish communities and individuals around the world.
The event will take place at 6PM, and speaking to Arutz Sheva, Rabbanit Tali Ben-Yishai, one of the organizers of the effort, said that similar sessions would be held at the same time in cities around the world,including in the U.S. and France. “Women feel that they want to do something to unify the nation. We decided to organize this prayer session at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Av, the same day that Aharon, the High Priest and brother of Moses, died. Aharon was known to be a peacemaker, restoring good relations between his fellow Jews, and this is what we are striving for.”
Ben-Yishai said that she believes women can accomplish this unity, perhaps better than men can. “At the end of the day we are one people,” she said, “even if on the outside it appears that we have differences. The Jewish people is like one body. Women unite the different members of their families, so maybe that makes it easier for them to unify the entire people.”