The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, published a short time ago (Friday) a call to the public and instructions for Shabbat. This follows the opening of the military operation "Dawn" in Gaza
In a message published on behalf of the chief rabbi it was stated: "Chief Rabbi of Israel Hagar"Following the situation, Lau calls on the general public to add three chapters of Psalms for the success of the people of Israel and the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces who are currently fighting to restore peace to the cities of Israel. The chief rabbi urges the public to obey all the instructions of the frontline command officials and not to take risks."
It was also stated in the message that "Also, in areas where you have to stay close to the protected areas, you should go to the synagogue only if during the journey and stay in the synagogue there is immediate access to a protected area, otherwise it is permissible and desirable to pray at home and not take any risks. It is also advisable to make sure that in every synagogue where he stays on Shabbat, he leaves a telephone available in case he does not come."