Former Chief Rabbi: 5772 Needs Special Prayers
Rav Bakshi Doron: This Year Requires Special Prayers
The former Chief Rabbi, Rav Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, said Tuesday in an exclusive Arutz Sheva interview that this year, 5772, requires a special effort in prayer. "This year we need to ask for ever more mercy, that G-d will hear our prayers, as we say –' Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise up against me, even then will I be confident' (Psalms 27).
"To our sorrow," he elucidated, "there are some who think and connive to make trouble and an intifada against the nation of Israel, but 'even then I will be confident' – by the grace of G-d, we are certain that 'For G-d will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance' (Psalms 94). For this we must pray."