At least 44 are dead and dozens wounded after a stampede at tomb of famous rabbi for Lag B’Omer. The stampede broke out after midnight on Thursday at the Jewish religious gathering in the compound occupied by an ultra-Orthodox insular Hasidic movement, “Toldos Aharon”. Officials were shocked by how many people attended. Some estimates hold the crowd at over 100,000 persons. Questions abound as to why that many people were allowed to attend in the first place. The police opened a criminal investigation into the tragedy. Please pray for all who lost loved ones so senselessly. Please also pray that Israel will hold accountable those who acted in negligence. Lastly, please pray that Israel will learn from such tragedies for future events of this kind.
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