During a traditional Sukkot prayer gathering at the Western Wall on Monday, a special prayer was made for the recovery of US President Donald Trump, who has fallen ill with the coronavirus.

The prayer was made during the so-called Priestly Blessing service, which is held at the holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem on the third day of both the Sukkot and Passover festivals.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s service was greatly reduced in numbers from the tens of thousands who usually attend, although the two chief rabbis of Israel were in attendance, as were Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

As he led the proceedings, Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch announced that a mi sheberach — an invocation of divine blessings — would be said for Trump, who last Friday tested positive for COVID-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump, and who is currently hospitalized for treatment.

Rabinovitch recited the prayer, asking that a “speedy recovery from heaven” be sent for “Donald John, son of Fred.”

Read the full article at Times of Israel

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK

Related Articles:

Iran asks UN not to publish ‘unnecessary’ details on its nuclear program

Iran urged the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, a day after Germany, France...

Two rockets fired from Gaza land in sea near Ashdod, IDF responds

Two rockets were fired early Monday morning from the northern Gaza Strip into the sea in the Ashdod area, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported. No siren was activated. There...

Israel lauded in UK Parliament for ‘stellar’ vaccination programme

Israel was praised in UK Parliament earlier this week for the speed at which it has rolled out its vaccination programme.Speaking to the House of Commons, the UK's vaccine deployment...

Top Oxford professor tells UK to follow Israel’s lead: “Israelis are good at getting on a war footing”

Sir John Bell, regius chair of medicine at the University of Oxford and adviser to the Government's Vaccine Taskforce, has said the UK government should be reacting to Covid-19 as if to...

US: Israeli restaurants in Portland vandalised with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti

Several Israeli-affiliated restaurants were vandalized with "free Palestine" graffiti over the weekend in Portland, Oregon, local media reported. The Portland Police Bureau is reportedly...