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Before Yom Kippur, Israelis Pray for Syrian Neighbors

Hundreds of Israelis gathered across the country on Monday to pray for the welfare of their Syrian neighbors the night before the holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur. Prayer rallies were held in nine different locations including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Pardes Hanna, Beer Sheva, Tekoa, Ariel, Ma'ale Gilboa, and the Golan Heights, where shofars were sounded in solidarity.
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