Watch: Mass prayer in state religious schools

Thanksgiving prayer held this morning for miracles of ingathering of exiles, rain, and a prayer for complete redemption.

Mordechai Sones,

Bnei Akiva Prayer in Ashdod
Bnei Akiva Prayer in Ashdod
Yoni Kempinski

A mass prayer is being held this morning in all state-religious schools throughout the country in thanksgiving for the miracle of the "Ingathering of the Exiles," to the State of Israel (a term based on Moses' promise to the Jewish people before his death, ed.) , a request for rain, and a prayer for the complete redemption, marking the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel.

The prayers are being led by the rabbi of Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chairman of the State Religious School System Dr. Avraham Lifshitz, the Chairman of the Education Ministry's Religious Education Council Rabbi Avi Gisser, and Rabbi Shaul Feina, head of the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva in Holon.

The prayer is broadcast live from the Holon Seminary for all schools and in Israel.

Mother and daughter read from prayer book.
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