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Haredi community asks the world to pray for bus accident victims – The Jerusalem Post

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The overturned bus, February 10th, 2019

The overturned bus, February 10th, 2019. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The Haredi community asked the world to join them in prayer for those injured in a fatal bus accident that killed two and injured 41 passengers on Sunday morning.

Specifically the community sent a message on WhatsApp requesting people to say psalms, liturgical hymns often said when Jews find themselves in difficult situations. The message published the name of some of the injured along with the words for Psalms Chapter 121, which is traditionally recited for those who are sick, hoping for a quick recovery.

The message urged those to spread the names stating, “Whoever prays for his friend is answered first,” a well-known Talmudic saying urging those to pray for others because those are the prayers that are answered.

The names of those injured that the community that were released were:

Nir Ben Ayala, a 9-year-old currently undergoing an operation

Itamar Shimon son of Uri (10 month old baby)

David son of Batya

Efraim Frig son of Wassy

Abraham son of Donna

Ariel son of Nathalie

Ariel son of Rivka

Masoudi daughter of Esther

Shalom Hai son of Kuchik

Pini Pinchas son of Flora

Yaakov son of Zipporah

Shlomo Shalev son of Rina

Alon son of Aviva

Tami daughter of Esther

Meir son of Tammy

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