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10:45PM EST: HaRav Don Segal is now leading the crowd in Kabolas Ohl Malchus Shomayim.
10:40PM EST: Rav Ephrayim Waxman is leading the gathering in reciting the Tefillas HaShelah.
10:20PM EST: The Lakewood Mashgiach, HaRav Mattisyahu Solomon Shlita is now speaking (English).
9:40PM EST: HaRav Don Segal Shlita, the Mashgiach from Eretz Yisroel, is now speaking (Yiddish).
9:20PM EST: Hagon Rav Shmuel Halevy Wosner Shlita, the Baal Shevet Halevi is now speaking (Yiddish) via video-hookup from Israel (Bnei Brak).
8:50PM EST: The Skulener Rebbe Shlita has just started speaking (Yiddish). Moments before he started, the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita from Monsey (Reb Mottel) arrived.
8:20PM EST: Rav Ephraim Waxman Shlita is now speaking a second time – in English.
8:00PM EST: More than 1000 woman have packed the Bais Faiga Hall in Lakewood, NJ, and are watching a live video feed from the Asifa. There are dozens of other locations in many areas, which are packed with women watching the event.
7:50PM EST: The Jeboo Dayan from Montreal is now speaking (Yiddish).
7:42PM EST: Rav Ephraim Waxman has just ended his Drasha, and the Pshevorsk Rebbe, who flew in from Antwerp, Belgium, for the Asifa, is now speaking (Yiddish).
>7:30PM EST: Reb Menashe Frankel (Lakewood) just introduced Rav Ephraim Waxman (Monsey) is Yiddish. Rav Waxman is now speaking in English.
7:00PM EST: The stadiums are just about filled to capacity, and the program has begun.
Tehillim was recited by Rav Moshe Green (Monsey), and the Tzibur is now Davening Mincha.
5:40PM EST: Thousands of people have started arriving at the CitiField and Arthur Ashe Stadiums in Queens. Security is tight, and everyone is being thoroughly checked. Besides for Misaskim running the security detail, Hatzolah from just about every neighborhood is on hand, as well as Shomrim from many areas, and even Chaverim Volunteers are at the stadium.
Misaskim requests that everyone please be patient as security checks you into the stadiums.
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(Eli Gefen – YWN)