A second Priestly Blessing ceremony began Wednesday morning at the Western Wall, with kohanim (priests) from around Israel arriving at the site to join the prayers and bless the public.

The Shacharit (morning) prayer began at 8:45a.m., with the Priestly Blessing expected to take place at 9:30. The Musaf (additional holiday) prayer is expected to begin at 10:15, with its Priestly Blessing scheduled for 10:30.

Attending the prayers are Israel's chief rabbis, Rabbi David Lau and Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, as well as Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion.

Wednesday's event is the second to be held this year during the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) holiday; the first event, held Monday, was attended by around 50,000 people.

At the event, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz addressed the tens of thousands of participants, saying: "This year, we received more than anything the blessing of 'And He shall give you peace.' This is a prayer that we all carry in our hearts to our Father in Heaven, asking Him to remove baseless hatred from us and to spread the sukkah of peace over us."