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Virus czar urges prayer services be held outdoors during High Holidays

Men hold prayers outdoors in Jerusalem on September 9, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Men hold prayers outdoors in Jerusalem on September 9, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Coronavirus czar Salman Zarka urges unvaccinated Jewish Israelis to get a rapid COVID test before joining large family meals over the upcoming holiday period.

He also calls for synagogue services over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to be held outdoors.

The Health Ministry “recommends that the public opt for prayers outdoors rather than in synagogues,” he says in a briefing to reporters.

 

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