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Tens of thousands of mispallalim were on hand for slichos at chatzos at the Kosel between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In the accompanying photos, one can see the mispallalim participating in the slichos events hosted by the Kosel Heritage Foundation, with officials reporting “Hundreds of thousands of people each day from all walks of life” are participating, adding the foundation has printed over 100,000 slichos for mispallalim.
The daily slichos begin at 00:15, with well-known chazanim and paitanim leading the slichos daily. On the eve of 9 Tishrei (Thursday night to Friday morning), the Chief Rabbis of Israel plan to participate in the slichos along with Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz. Paitan Moshe Chavusha will lead slichos.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)