Live: Global day of prayer for COVID pandemic

Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at Rachel's Tomb for end to pandemic amidst high morbidity numbers.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Rabbi David Lau prays for end to COVID pandemic
Rabbi David Lau prays for end to COVID pandemic

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau arrived at Rachel's Tomb at 4 PM Thursday afternoon as part of a global day of prayer he initiated for the coronavirus crisis.

As part of the event, prayers and Psalms will be recited by rabbis from across the world.

Rabbi Lau had called for today to be a day of fasting and prayer earlier this week. He wrote. "Every day we are faced with terrible disasters. The virus does not discriminate and harms the elderly, young people, fathers and mothers of young children children, and unfortunately many of them die, and many thousands are in a state of trouble and need for prayer and a cry for help."

Participating rabbis include Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich, Chief Rabbi of Argentina, Rabbi Avichai Apel, Chief Rabbi of Frankfurt, Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Rabbi Yaakov Habib, rabbinical judge and member of the Rabbinical Assembly of France, and Rabbi Yehoram Ulman, the leading Orthodox Rabbi of Sydney Australia.

Israeli rabbis who are participating include Rabbi Yitzchok Ezrachi from the heads of the Mir Yeshiva, Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Safed chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, and Rabbi Zvi Yisrael Tau, the Rosh Yeshiva to Yeshiva Har Hamor.