World Prayer for Israeli Hostages

29 Jul 2006

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

The site includes the texts of the aforementioned prayers and a message from Rabbi Metzger.