For the first time in a number of years, 50 mispallalim traveled to Petra, Jordan for the yahrzeit of Aaron HaCohen on Rosh Chodesh Av, the daily HaMevaser reports. The event was organized by the ‘צדיקי עולם’ organization in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism, which provided Jordanian security forces to protect the group. A special permit was granted for mispallalim to bring talis and tefillin.
The group left on Wednesday 28 Tammuz 5772 and spent the night in a hotel, once again under the watchful eye of Jordanian security forces. In the morning, they traveled to Petra on camels and 4-wheel drive vehicles, and then davened shachris. A minyan of kohanim recited Birkas Kohanim with enthusiasm according to participants. They then recited tehillim and upon completing tefilos, they began their journey home.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)