Haredi leaders say more worshipers will be allowed at synagogues for Tisha B’Av

Leaders of ultra-Orthodox parties meet with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and say he has agreed to raise the number of worshipers allowed at synagogues for Tisha B’Av, held this Wednesday night and Thursday.

It is not yet clear how many will be allowed to congregate at any one time. Currently up to 10 people are allowed to gather at synagogues, in line with the general restrictions on indoor gatherings.

People pray with masks at a synagogue in Moshav Tzafria, on July 22, 2020 (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)