Hundreds flocked to the Western Wall (Kotel) on Sunday morning, for a festive prayer service being held in honor of Jerusalem Day.
Several rabbis attended the ceremony, including:
- Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, Rabbi David Lau;
- The Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem, Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi Aryeh Stern;
- Rabbi Nahum Eliezer Rabinowitz, Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of Otniel;
- Rabbi Ram Hacohen, head of the Beit El Yeshiva (Torah academy);
- Rabbi Zalman Melamed , head of the Or Etzion Yeshiva;
- Rabbi Haim Druckman, head of Yeshivat Orot Shaul in Kfar Batya;
- Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, head of Yeshivat Ma'aleh Eliyahu in Tel Aviv;
- Rabbi Haim Ganz, head of the Sderot Yeshiva;
- Rabbi David Fendel, Rosh Yeshiva of Ma'alot;
- Rabbi Yehoshua Weizmann; and
- Rabbi Elisha Aviner.
The prayer was held under the direction of singer Yitzhak Meir.