Prayers for those affected by Coronavirus

27 Feb 2020


As you are no doubt aware, the spread of Coronavirus has become a global concern that has reached 6 continents and continues to spread.

There is a great deal of uncertainty as to how this virus may spread and as מאמינים בני מאמינים, part of our responsibility is to turn to Hashem in times of crisis such as these.

We have a sacred duty to open our hearts to Hashem to ask for Rachamim on behalf of the people and countries around the world already affected by the virus, and for the containment of the virus’ further spread.

We urge everyone to include tefillot in their prayers for the people in harm’s way. In particular, we urge all those lighting Shabbat candles before the advent of this Shabbat to include chapter 130 of Tehillim in their candle lighting recitation and all those who will be going to Shul on Friday night to insert Tehillim between Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat. The words of the Psalm are below.

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The leadership of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union express our heartfelt concern and prayers for all of those affected by this virus and we hope for בשורות טובות ישועות ונחמות.

Thank you for joining us in these efforts.

With Gratitude,

Moishe Bane, President
Orthodox Union

Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, President
Rabbinical Council of America

Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President
Orthodox Union

Rabbi Mark Dratch, Executive VP
Rabbinical Council of America