Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger has initiated a global project designed to unite approximately 1,000,000 Jews around the world to pray at the same time (19:00 Israel time on 8/1/06) (12 noon NYC time), via the internet. Rabbi Metzger has composed the special prayer for well-being and safe return of abducted soldiers Gilad Shalit, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. There is also prayer for the well-being of IDF soldiers and for
the recovery of those who have been wounded.
An interactive website (http://www.tfila.org.il/) ( click the right hand for hebrew,the left hand for english) has been set up, in both Hebrew and English, in which people may add their names to the project. The site includes – inter alia – the texts of the aforementioned prayers, a message from Chief Rabbi Metzger and an interactive ‘chain of hands’ graphic
with the names of those who have agreed to join the project.