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Tzfas Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu was in the Shomron on Sunday night the eve of 5 Tishrei 5774, at the ruins of the former N. Shomron community of Chomesh. Hundreds of mispallalim joined the rav for slichos at the site of the community that was destroyed in the summer of 2005 by the Ariel Sharon government as part of the Disengagement Plan.
The slichos were recited in a combined Ashkenazi Sephardi nussach.
The rav expressed his hakoras hatov to Yeshivas Chomesh for not giving up and for maintaining a presence at the location for all of Am Yisrael. He stressed that with HKBH’s assistance they will return to build a large yeshiva and the yishuv will be restored.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)