By: Yori Yalon; Israel Hayom-israelhayom.com

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman ‎attends service led by ‎Chief ‎Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau, Chief Sephardi Rabbi ‎Yitzhak Yosef and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel ‎Rabinovitch • Jerusalem Police on high alert as its troops secure event.

Jewish worshippers take part in a priestly blessing at the Western Wall, Wednesday |
 Photo: Reuters

Some 50,000 people took part in the traditional ‎Sukkot priestly blessing ceremony at the Western ‎Wall on Wednesday.‎

The ceremony was led by Israel’s chief rabbis, Chief ‎Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau and Chief Sephardi Rabbi ‎Yitzhak Yosef, and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel ‎Rabinovitch. ‎

The blessing concluded with the chief rabbis ‎receiving the Sukkot pilgrims.‎

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman also ‎attended the service.‎

The Jerusalem District Police were on high alert ‎‎Wednesday, security for the event. Roads leading ‎‎into the city were partially closed and security ‎‎checks were set up to ensure worshippers’ safety.


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