Roughly 500,000 Jews around the globe will participate in a “Day of Jewish Unity” on Sept. 8.
The event takes place prior to the Congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal. Jews across the religious spectrum are asked to recite Chapters 20 and 130 of Psalms any time between 7 a.m. and noon on Sept. 8.
“As we face the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, we are seeing an incredibly display of Jewish pride and unity as people from around the world are coming together to rely on our faith and engage in prayer in order to avert disaster and persevere,” said Rabbi Motty Kroizer, international director of Acheinu, the organization coordinating the initiative. “As people understand the gravity of the situation and comprehend the serious danger that exists if Iran is permitted to continue its pursuit of a nuclear weapon, they recognize that this is a time of crisis and we need to act together now.”
Several dozen businesses in North America and Israel have already committed to participate in the event and employees at these companies will be encouraged to set aside time during the work day to recite the two chapters of Psalms.
A delegation of rabbis and community leaders also will travel on Sept. 8 to Radin in Belarus to pray at the grave of the Chofetz Chaim, the revered leader of world Jewry in pre-war Europe.
Visit dayofjewishunity.com for more information.