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Photos: Jewish Unity in Prayer

A Visualization of Jewish Unity in Living Color

Jewish people all over the world are uniting in prayer. At shuls, community centers, holy sites, schools, and parks, our brothers and sisters raise their unified voice in prayer. It’s no small thing to take time from one’s day and engage in a meaningful spiritual encounter on behalf of our dear brothers. Their predicament breaks our heart. But it does not break our spirit. The tragedy has galvanized thousands and thousands of people to join together in prayer, song, silence, and reflection.

This is just a small sample of the many prayer gatherings and vigils from around the world. Every kind of religious flavor is represented in these photos. This is the Jewish nation. We are not merely connected by ethnicity, race, region, or common rituals. We are connected by deep concern for each other that transcends all rational explanation. I’ve never met the three boys, but they are my brothers and I cry for them and their families. And I’m not the only one. Every Jewish person shares this concern and anxiety for their welfare. These boys are one of ours. That’s why we are coming together in solidarity and prayer.

“מי כעמך ישראל”

Yeshiva Mekor Chaim, Gush

Photos: Reuters

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Klausenberg Rebbe at the Kotel

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Miami, FL

Photo: Daniel Oppenheimer

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Bar Ilan University

Photos: Itai Schremer Photography

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Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, NJ

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Cave of Machpelah, Israel

Photos: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

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Edison, NJ

Photos: Resnick Street Photos

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Tivoli Hills, NV

Photos: LVRJ

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Manhattan, NY

Photos: Reuters

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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London, UK

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Kever Rachel, Israel

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Baltimore, MD

Photos: Baltimore Jewish Life

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Rabbinical Conference for Peace

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Mass Event at the Kotel

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I will continue to update this post with additional photos as they come in. Please email me photos or links to albums.


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  • MarkSoFla

    Why so many orthodox? I mean, orthodox is less than 20% of Jewry, yet you hardly have any pictures of non-orthodox here! :-)

    #hameivinyavin

    • http://finkorswim.com E. Fink

      My resources are much more robust in the Orthodox community so I was able to procure more photos from that group. I am still accepting submissions.

    • SaraInIsrael

      You may not be able to tell, but there were definitely non-Orthodox Jews praying at the mass events in Tel Aviv, Bar Ilan and Jerusalem.

  • http://chinuchadventures.blogspot.com/ Yair Daar

    Maybe disable comments for this post and let the pictures speak for themselves? (Yes, I get the irony in posting this as a comment)

    • http://finkorswim.com E. Fink

      I’ll moderate heavily and delete as necessary. So far, so good.

  • lkwd

    Beautiful; moved me to tears. Thank you for sharing.

  • mark

    one people bounded by thousands of years of history