Do your part through prayer and learning in your synagogue, raising our voices in unison nationwide!
Join the live webcast Wednesday, July 19,
9:00 pm E.D.T. (6:00 pm Pacific)
OU asks synagogues to indicate their participation (email: email@example.com) so they can be listed here.
While many congregations are already adding extra tehillim to their regular services, Jewish tradition places great value in having an entire community raising their voices in unison. With the expectation that several hundred synagogues will participate, many, many thousands of Jews will be united in their prayers at this time.
The program should include:
Recitation of Tehillim 70, 13, 142, 126
Prayer for the Release of the Captured Israeli Soldiers by Chief Rabbi Rishon leZion Harav Shlomo Amar (English translation)
Additional tehillim could include 10, 20, 25, 121, 125, 130.
Download Interlinear Tehillim and Acheinu
The program’s second segment will be Torah study, also a key means of spiritual support, for which resource material may be downloaded here:
Pardes: Responding to Terror
Insights Into Tehillim
If you are unable to be in a synagogue where this service will take place, a central service and study session, to be led by OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb at OU headquarters in downtown Manhattan, will be webcast and may be viewed by any synagogue, family or individual who wants to participate in this way at http://www.ou.org. Webcast registration details will be coming soon!
This program is co-sponsored by the Rabbinical Council of America, the National Council of Young Israel, and the Young Israel Council of Rabbis.
Further plans for special round-the-clock Torah learning programs with the involvement of OU member synagogues, Young Israel synagogues, the batei midrash and learning programs of Yeshiva University, and the rabbis of the RCA and of YI, will be announced shortly.
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