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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Protest-- Prayer Vigil
Tonight, as I got to the Shiloh Junction, I became concerned. There were quite a number of people, and they weren't there to compete with me for rides home.
I asked the person who seemed to be in charge what was happening:
"We're about to doven Arvit, pray the evening prayer. Women section is over there."
Because of the threatened violence of the government against Jewish rights to live in a Jewish-purchased building, Beit Hashalom, Peace House, in Hebron, neighbors felt it necessary to protest. Our rabbi insisted that the protest must be non-violent and have religious value. That's why the evening prayers were at the junction.
Many people on their way home parked their cars and joined the prayers.