Herzog On The Prayer In Tel Aviv

President Herzog on the prayer in Tel Aviv: "To reach agreements out of respect"

In a letter in honor of Yom Kippur, President Yitzhak Herzog refers to the debate surrounding the holiday prayers in the city of Tel Aviv: "Let's preserve this day, which is an exciting moment of Judaism and Israeliness outside of controversy."

Prayer in Tel Aviv, archive (Photo: Tomer Neuberg, Flash90.)

Ahead of Yom Kippur, President Yitzhak Herzog refers to the Tel Aviv Municipality's opposition to the Rosh Yehudi organization holding prayers in the streets of the city, after the court ruled that it is forbidden to hold the event in a segregated and partitioned manner.

In the letter he published, the president wrote: "Let's recognize the importance of our common life here - as one nation. Let's rise above the differences, reach out, and make every effort to understand, respect, listen and accommodate. Let's respect their dignity and recognize the wonderful virtues of our neighbors, our relatives, and all life with us here in Israel. We will reach agreements out of respect and respect for their beliefs, their way of life, and the way in which they are expressed."

Herzog at the Western Wall (Photo by Yonatan Zindel, Flash90.)

"Let's preserve this day, which is a beautiful and exciting moment of Judaism and Israeliness, as it is - out of controversy. We will not be ashamed to ask for forgiveness, and no less important - we will not be ashamed to forgive. Let's work together to eradicate hatred and evil from among us and spread a little more love for Israel."

The prayer will take place as planned

As you may remember last week the court decided to accept the demand to prevent the placement of partitions during the Yom Kippur prayers that are supposed to be held in Dizengoff Square.

Despite the decision, the organizers of the prayer on behalf of "Rosh Yehudi" announced that the prayer will be held "in a way in which the Halacha is preserved and the law is preserved", in their words.

"The prayer in the square is open to everyone, without exception. We are sure that we will show respect for each other, for this holy day, and for the tradition of Israel."

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