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.
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.