The rabbonim of the Eida Chareidis shlita have called for 24 hours of uninterrupted tefilos, which began on Thursday 28 Menachem Av at 13:00 and will end IY”H on erev shabbos at 13:00 in the large Meah Shearim shteibel. Those taking part in the tefilos will change shifts every two hours. Each shift will recite the entire Sefer Tehillim.
The reasons given for the move is the recent increase in activities against Yiddishkheit in Eretz Yisrael, the end of the Tal Law and increasing efforts to draft avreichim, chilul shabbos, the increasing number of rabbonim and maggidei shiurim who are ill, and for the success of the chinuch of the children as they prepare to return to their classrooms on Sunday, 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)