Prayers for Victory By Mystics in Meron
SAFAD, Thursday. — Special prayers for persecuted Jews in Europe and for the victory of the United Nations1 were offered throughout the day by a large congregation including several hundred orthodox Jews and mystics from Safad and Jerusalem at the tombs of the Rabbi Shimon Ben Yohai and his son Eleazar at Kfar Meron in Galilee, in commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Moses, on the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Adar.
The traditional Light was rekindled at the graveside of Shimon Ben Yohai, author of the cabbalist writings, the Zohar.2
In Jersualem the anniversary was observed at morning service in the Hurva Synagogue in the Old City, when special prayers for the victims of Nazi persecution were offered. Memorial prayers were also held on the Mount of Olives and at the afternoon service at the Yeshurun Synagogue.