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A memorial candle in Tzfat

The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria is offering to help Jews in the Diaspora (and here in Israel if need be) by conducting prayers in a minyan (the required quorum of 10) for the health of the sick, and for recitation of the Kaddish prayer for the deceased, said from the start of shiva (seven-day mourning period) until the first-year anniversary of a loved one’s passing, the yahrzeit, or hazkara.

The Council teamed up with the Jewish Community of Hebron and the Hebron Fund for the prayers to be recited at the Cave of the Patriarchs (Machpela) — the burial site of the Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs — in Hebron.

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A form to request the service can be found by clicking here.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.