The coronavirus epidemic that has already killed more than 1,700 people worldwide is on the hearts and minds of the people of Israel. Our friends at Fox News report that more than a thousand worshipers gathered at the Western Wall to pray for God’s hand of healing in the battle against this spreading threat:
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Orthodox rabbis joined Jewish congregants, including dozens of Chinese citizens in Israel, as they gathered Sunday at Judaism‘s holiest site seeking divine intervention, as Chinese authorities report an uptick in cases linked to the COVID-19 virus, which was first detected late last year.
“Millions and millions of people are going through tremendous suffering in China and outside China,” Rabbi Avi Berman, executive director of the Israeli branch of the Orthodox Union, told The Jerusalem Post. “As Jews, we believe that God has the power to send healing. We are not doctors, but we can pray.”
Despite a downpour of rain, nearly a thousand attendees participated in the session…