It is with great sadness to have heard the news today of one of Israel’s deadliest civilian events resulting in the death of at least 44 people and many other serious injuries during the Lag B’omer event at Mount Meron in Norther Israel. This site is regarded as one of the most holy sites in the Jewish Hasidic community. There seems some uncertainty about how this disaster occurred, but it seems like significant crushes took place as people (mainly men and boys within this largely gender segregated event) fell when large crowds began to exit the main area of the festival.
We pray for all those bereaved and for all those injured. We also pray for those who minister in the name of Jesus (Yeshua) among the ultra -Orthodox world may they be guided by the Holy Spirit in all they do and say.