Chief rabbis of Israel call for fast ‘to remove the coronavirus disease from our midst’

The chief rabbis of Israel announce a fast on Wednesday “to remove the coronavirus disease from our midst.”

A letter from the rabbi says the fast will last midnight. It also instructs municipal rabbis to hold a prayers that day at 4:30 p.m. at synagogues throughout Israel, while maintaining Health Ministry directives on limiting gatherings to 10 people and staying two meters apart.

The call is backed by Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau and Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, as well as the Chief Rabbinate Council.

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