We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific terrorist attack this morning upon the Kehillat Yaakov shul in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. The murderers violated the kedushat makom tefilah and kedushat zman tefilah. In doing so, they desecrated batei knesset everywhere.
The leadership of the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America call upon all shuls across North America to gather simultaneously to recite Tehillim tonight at 9:45pm EST / 6:45 PST in spiritual solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel.
Suggested perakim of Tehillim include 44, 83, 88, 125 and 142.
Additionally, we respectfully request that shuls notify us via email of their planned participation, and even consider sending several high-resolution images of their shul’s gathering this evening for possible OU use on social media.
The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.