(VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE)
This year, the yahrzeit of Rochel Imeinu, which is on 11 Marcheshvan, fell on Shabbos, resulting in thousands heading to the tziyun on motzei Shabbos. One can clearly see from the accompanying video that the stream of mispallalim heading to the site was moving quicker than the mispallalim inside, leading to a tight situation outside as both persons looking for buses back to Yerushalayim had to squeeze through the crowd together with persons just arriving.
In short, the situation was somewhat out of control. B’chasdei Hashem, there were no reports of injuries.
Among the mispallalim arriving was Jerusalem mayoral candidate Moshe Leon, as seen in the accompanying photos. He is backed by Shas and Degel Hatorah.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)