Many are viewing the event as historic, the slichos that were held at the Kosel annually by HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu ZT”L ZY”A, now hosted by his son, Tzfas Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita. The event is also hosted by the Igud Rabbanei Kehillos.
Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi David Lau have informed Rav Eliyahu they plan to attend in the large achdus event. Tens of thousands of people from around the country and all walks of Jewish life are expected to attend, heading to the Kosel for the slichos that begin at midnight.
The event will be led by Rav Eliyahu and Mekubal Yeshua Ben Sushan along with many other rabbonim. Hundreds of buses are expected to bring mispallalim from all areas of Israel. The slichos will be aired on religious radio stations. Participants are advised to arrive early and urged to bring slichos and shofaros.
The slichos will take place tonight, Monday night the eve of 6 Tishrei at the Kosel.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)