World prayer for Israeli hostages
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate called for Jews to unite in a prayer for three soldiers held hostage by Hezbollah and Hamas.
Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi, Yona Metzger, announced Thursday that he wanted to enlist 1 million Jews worldwide to recite the prayer simultaneously at 7 p.m., Israel time, on Aug. 1.
The prayer, composed by Rabbi Metzger after Cpl. Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas-led gunmen June 25 and Hezbollah combatants snatched reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser on July 12, is available in both Hebrew and English on the Web site http://www.tfila.org.il.
The site includes the texts of the aforementioned prayers and a message from Rabbi Metzger.