“Our only agenda is creating the kind of achdus we hope will result in a miracle” explained one of the organizers for this Thursday’s Atzeres Tefila event. The one hour program which will consist of Mincha, Tehillim and Maariv and will bring together 5000 concerned Jews to pray for the safe return of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel & Eyal Yifrach—the 3 Israeli teens whose brutal abduction almost a week ago has dominated both the news and the hearts and minds of Jewish communities everywhere
“Responding with concern and sadness—to an event that happened thousands of miles away is what makes us Jews—this Atzeres is about something more…it’s about showing the world that as a nation we are one—that the very beliefs that keep us alive are also a source of solace, emunah & achdus through even the most challenging of times.
Scheduled for Thursday Night, June 19 (21st Sivan Hebrew) at Rockland Boulders Stadium starting with Mincha at 8:10pm followed by Tehillim & Maariv, the Atzeres for logistical reasons will only be open to men and boys.
Seating will be first come first served, and organizers are working with the staff and management of Boulder Stadium as well as Chaverim & Hatzoloh to ensure everything runs as smooth and orderly as possible so that the entire event concludes in about an hour.
There is no charge for admission and no solicitations or presentations will be made, except for the “solicitation” made by those attending as they “solicit” the one above for his help. The only “presentation” planned is presenting Hashem—and the rest of the world a 5000 seat stadium packed to capacity with attendees whose only agenda is the safe return of their fellow Jews.
(Avrumy Jordan – YWN)
Which rabbis are organizing this?
I suggest that lakewood should do this as well, in the blue claws stadium. I think there are enough frum askanim that can pull it off.
Why should Lakewwod do this? They are saying tehilim everyday in the Yeshiva Botei Medrash.
Why don’t you say that Riverdale should do this in Yankee Statium? Or Long-Island people in the Coliseum?
What’s the difference?????? What exactly can be wrong about Jews getting together to Daven for other Yidden??? You should be asking instead for directions…..
I think every Khila should come together in their own shul and daven and say tehilim, there is no need to rent Stadiums it’s a waste of money
I think it’s a great idea. It is true that tehilim is being recited in all of the shuls and that everyone is doing his part. However, think of the message that the three families will receive when someone shows them that in Monsey, NY the Jewish community is shares their pain and is coming out to daven. Think of the chizuk you are giving them. I am not sure how much it costs but whoever underwrote this has done a great chessed to the the three families and even a greater chesed to all the people (including me and two of my sons) who will, please hashem, attend this event.