Leich Kenos Es Kol HaYehudim: “Million Man Atzeres” Set for Sunday Sunday in Yerushalayim


protest-israelThe “Million Man Atzeres” prayer gathering announced earlier this week will take place this Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Adar II, at 4 p.m., on Rechov Yirmiyahu, near the entrance to Yerushalayim.

Organizers expect a crowd of about 750,000, with the participation of the members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of both Degel Hatorah and Agudas Yisroel, as well as the Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah of Shas, gedolei Torah from across the country, and members from the Dati Leumi community.

At the time of the gathering, in other Jewish locales across the globe, asifos tefillah will be held to demonstrate solidarity with acheinu Bnei Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel.

Initial arrangements were discussed at a meeting yesterday at the office of Bnei Brak Mayor Chanoch Ziebert. Logistics of this massive event – which will cost 1 million shekels or more – are still being worked out. These include transportation, security and the program.

The atzeres, it should be noted, will not be a political event, but a prayer gathering, with the focus on tefillah to Hakadosh Boruch Hu to annul the decree of the Shaked commission to require talmidei yeshiva to leave their shtenders and join the Israeli army.

Sources indicate that there will be no speeches at the event. For now, askanim say that the recital of Tehillim will be led by Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi and Rav Reuvain Elbaz. Further details will be forthcoming.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. The “Million Man” tag was invented by Louis Farrakhan, the violently anti-Semitic head of an African-American extremist group (Nation of Islam)in the US, for a rally in Washington, DC.

  2. From the wording, it seems that even if somebody feels that the right thing is, that everybody should join the army, he should also come and be Mispallel.
    U’bilvaad Sh’yischaven Liboi L’shomayim, for what he feels is for the good of Klal Yisroel.