Hundreds of mispallalim arrived at the tziyun of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L on Thursday ahead of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.
Among the mispallalim were Mekubal Rav Binayahu Shmueli, HaGaon Rav Reuven Elbaz, Rav Mordechai Malka and Mr. Uri Yifrach, the father of one of the captives held by Hamas, Eyal Yifrach.
In addition to the tefilos Mr. Yifrach spoke to the tzibur present, stating “I think at this troubling time we feel that our Eyal belongs to all of Am Yisrael along with Gilad and Naftali…they are the sons of Am Yisrael”. This led to many of the mispallalim beginning to cry at the emotion of the moment spread.
“All of Am Yisrael cries and all of Am Yisrael is pained on their behalf, the holy boys. There is a zechus to these tefilos. See how much Am Yisrael is united and has awakened in the merit of these holy youths. We call on the entire nation to unite, to love. We wish to see all of Am Yisrael unite in their emunah” R’ Uri concluded.
Needless to say to say there was not a dry eye as the tefilos continued.
Names for Tehillim:
1. Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah
2. Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim
3. Eyal ben Iris Teshurah
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo courtesy of JDN)