On Wednesday, the second session of the traditional Priestly Blessing ceremony was held at the Western Wall.
In order to allow the maximum number of participants, the traditional ceremony, usually held on the third day of Pesach (Passover) and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) was held on both Sunday and Monday, allowing adherence to the coronavirus guidelines.
In a statement, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation thanked the Health Ministry and the Israel Police for their collaboration, requesting the public to follow their directions and those of the ushers who will be guiding the public during Passover in order to safeguard the welfare of all those coming to the Western Wall Plaza.
The Foundation also requested that those who participated Monday refrain from joining on Tuesday, in order to allow more people to participate in the events.
Also on Tuesday, a special prayer session took place at the Southern Wall.