Here’s What Brought Jews And Chinese Officials To Gather And Pray At Jerusalem’s Western Wall

(Tea Party 247) – On Sunday, hundreds of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to pray for an end to the outbreak fo the coronavirus and for those who are currently battling the deadly illness.

Chief Rabbi of Safed and president of the Rabbinical Community Association, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, and the Israeli branch of the Orthodox Union, the U.S.’ largest Orthodox Jewish organization led the event, according to Breitbart.

In addition to reading Pslams, reciting prayers, and signing, worshippers danced around an installation inscribed with the words “The People of Israel pray for the sake of China” in Hebrew and Chinese” in the men’s section of the site believed to be the remnants of the Second Temple in the Holy City.

“Millions and millions of people are going through tremendous suffering in China and outside China,” Rabbi Avi Berman, the executive director of the Israeli branch of the Orthodox Union, said to the Jerusalem Post.

“As Jews, we believe that God has the power to send healing. We are not doctors, but we can pray.”

Several Chinese officials also attended the ceremony, interestingly.

“The Chinese Embassy in Israel would like to extend its sincere appreciation for the sympathy, support and solidarity expressed by the Jewish people. We will never forget it,” the embassy said.

Berman also pointed to the subsequent issues their nation faces as the economy grinds to a standstill and major airlines cancel flights.

He praised Beijing for what he believes is the great lengths they have gone through to prevent further spread of the virus, which had as of Monday morning cost 1,700 their lives.

Although there’s something to be said for Beijing’s initial failures at addressing the crisis and continued lack of mistrust on the part of some in the West as to whether this was a biological weapon gone array or how trustworthy the communist regime’s reporting on the numbers of those affected are.

Berman, meanwhile, simply had prayers of earnest faith and compassion for those suffering, and they’re beautiful.

“We look at our forefathers and see how when they saw trouble in the world, they prayed to God to take care of it, they prayed for the sick to recover and for the poor to find sustenance. The Chinese people represent one sixth of the world and many are affected also in the United States, in Europe, in Asia,” Berman said.

“We should all worry about what is happening and come together to do something about it. I can tell you that since the end of Shabbat my phone has not stopped for a moment to ring or receive messages from schools, communities or organization wishing to participate or to show their support,” he added.

“Every single person in the world has the ability to pray in their own words. King David, who went through very hard times, composed beautiful prayers that we can use,” Berman said.

Vera Schwarcz, a professor of Chinese history at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University was also in attendance and was heartened to see the turnout.

“I am delighted that so many people came in spite of the weather. I believe in the power of tefillot [prayers],” she said. “I also believe that this is a place of emet, of truth, while the Chinese government has been spreading a lot of misinformation. I think this gathering is also a way to uncover and elevate the truth.”

The event was concluded with a long blast of the shofar.

“In time of need we all come together and with the help of God we hope that the coronavirus will soon be cured. However, it is important to also remember to come together in normal times and not to lose sight of all the good that exists in the world,” Berman said.

20 COMMENTS

  1. JESUS The Lamb Of GOD WHO takes away the sin of the world – “TO ALL Who RECEIVE HIM, JESUS GIVES THE RIGHT, THE POWER TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD”.
    “Come unto ME, All who are weary and heavy-burdened And I WILL GIVE You REST.”
    “MY PEACE I GIVE TO You .. “

    • if You believe that Jesus was the lamb who bore the sins of the World,that is a wrong idea or concept that You received,becaus The God had saved him and elevated him live

    • I mean that Allah saved Jesus from the cross and elevated him to the sky to be near to Allah.
      If You like to get more knowledge ,You may get a Quran from any Mosque near to you,and can discuss about God and religions.and to read the capitol #3 The Family of Imran(father of Mary mother if Jesus )where God narrates about the birth of Mary,and Jesus, also in the capito 4 (The Women)where the rights of the women were given to them by God before 1400 years,and talks about the story of Jesus crusifying,which didn’t happen,as God narrated.
      also in the capital of Mary where God talks about how were born The prophet John(Yahya a verb which in Arabic means(lives),and how angel Gabriel(the saint spirit) was sent by God to Mary to tell her that She will have a pure child)and his name is Issa(Issa(Jesus) is who will be borned without father).and all the prophets were muslims,submitted to the One God.

  2. I also pray, knowing God DOES answer prayer of those who believe, and know Him as their LORD, and SAVIOR. HE LOVES EVERYONE, no matter who, or where they are.
    He is The Almighty GOD that can HEAL, DELIVER, and RESTORE.
    Father God, touch by The Healing Hands of Jesus Christ, all those who are afflicted with this disease, and lost. In YOUR HOLY NAME,..Amen

    • Mr. Weydemann, interesting observation. If this is true it would fit it with some billionaires who think overpopulation is the world’s biggest problem. In our country we have made it difficult and very costly to have and raise children. I know, I have a 5 year old. We have many old people but discourage giving birth among our own people through abortion. Since we have aborted millions in our own country alone who will take care of all the elderly and pay into our social security system so it won’t go insolvent? Duh, it seems the billionaires are not thinking long term on this. Promoting abortion is the sign of a dying culture.

  3. “If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, I will hear them from Heaven and heal their land.” Jesus says this is the one thing you can test him on. I know this for a fact. Come to the Lord and he will come to you.

  4. This is awesome. A great article all of us need to hear about and model. Prayer is a strong healer of for Gods people. It gives us hope and strength when tomorrow seems so hopeless. It is our reminds us the He is our helper in the past and the future.
    We pray for all with this deadly virus and for all of Gods children to turn to him to being us together now and forever no matter what we are facing.

  5. Thank You God, for being an awesome God, the only living God. As a Christian Father and a child of Yours, I pray in support of the Jewish Nation. I ask Father, the disease that is killing so many of this world, comes to a halt, that the rest of the world will see Your work in the healing of all those who are stricken by satan’s diseases. So the world will see, Who is in charge. I ask a great blessing for those nations represented and not. God Father, thank You so much, for being a loving God and You ask us, not to go unto the world killing those who do not believe in You. I ask that Your love will shine here and there and everywhere.
    All praises to You, in Jesus’s name,
    Amen!!

  6. Quite a contrast to the reaction of the Islamic community, where Imams issue Fatwah calling on God to use the coronavirus to kill the chinese people.

  7. Would u find an article like this on any mainstream media site? We should pray for all those who are ill, and we should prey that one day the Chine people will be free of their brutal Communist rulers.

  8. You know. It’s their fault. The Chinese. I love how NO ONE here mentions anything about the exotic poor animals that get slaughtered and skinned by a blow torch! It’s because of the crazy superstitious eating habits from the Chinese there that started this whole thing. Yes, a rumor is going around that it could be because of a secret lab nearby that might have released the virus. But that had to come from animals then too! Do they suffer there too! Not just the horrible wet markets! I can’t find it feel too sympathy for people like this. Will they ever learn?’ No. They won’t.

  9. As a believer, it warms my soul to see in print a report of people gathering together to pray for good. And, I pray with them. It is my true feeling that most of the people have love and empathy for one another. The media and satan worshippers are the ones who stir the pot and keep agitation alive. Thank you for this article.

  10. Praise God for all of His blessings. We are in prayer for all these wonderful people. We believe that the Corona-virus is part of prophesy being fulfilled. God is in control and knows His plan for our country, China and all other countries affected. We all need to stand together and pray for the cure for this terrible virus and also pray for ALL people come to know our Lord and Savior. Our suggestion to all Christians is “keep looking up”…for the rest who do not know Him…get to know him and accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. May God Bless America!

    • China persecutes Christians. They have destroyed their churches. Literally. In the past. Now. They don’t believe in GOD. Or Jesus Christ. They worship money and/or their family members. It’s true. So many naive people out there that don’t want to see these things or believe them. It’s called reality! Reality!

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