Timeline of the Historic Atzeres Tefillah


asifa-tefillah[Photos below.] 16:00: Medics and paramedics of MDA have already given medical treatment to attendees. The crowd is growing.

16:10: The rally opens with Minchah led by Rav Akiva Brilliant of Boyan.

16:35: “Vaaneinu Borei Olam Bmiddas Harachamim” is recited. This is the tefillah for rain for Eretz Yisroel.

16:39: Tehillim is led by Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel, posuk by posuk.

16:52: Tehillim is led by Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Kiryas Melech in Bnei Brak.

17:05: Selichos is recited: Yisroel Nosha BaShem Teshuas Olamim.

17:10: Yud Gimmel Middos is said, led by Rav Reuven Elbaz, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Ohr Hachaim.

17:22: Medics and paramedics with MDA have given medical treatment to over 45 participants, including two who required further treatment and were transported in ambulances and mobile intensive care units to hospitals.

17:30: Hundreds of thousands recite kabbolas ohl Malchus Shomayim and Hashem Hu Ha’Elokim.

17:38: Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel, lead the recital of the bracha of Chacham Harozim, recited when a crowd of Shishim Ribui – 600,000 – gather.

17:45: The asifa concludes with the singing of Ani Maamin.

17:52: MK Moshe Gafni says that based on a conversation he had with the district commander, the number of attendees was over 600,000.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau/Photos: Bechadrei}


  1. re comments from #1. A yied can daven ANYWHERE!
    Hash-m wants the HEART! It is a tremendous Zechus thousands of Yiden gather together,from all backgrounds,all united with one goal to
    make KIDDUSH HASH-M & KOVOD HATORAH. Here in London we also had a huge turnout,all backgrounds,all ages,Yiden we are ONE, B’ACHDUS

  2. to #1 this is not the place for crticism, i am sure that the organisers thought about doing at the Kotel, and quickly decided not to, you cannot get 1 million people there, and the Arab threat is too great

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