By COLlive reporter
Jerusalem is bracing itself for a mass gathering on Sunday evening that is expected to draw some 100,000 frum men in protest of the charedi enlistment bill.
Although the media is labeling it a demonstration, the event will not include any speeches. The schedule includes davening Mincha, reciting chapters of Tehillim and saying the Shema.
All the central factions of the haredi public will gather Sunday near the International Conventions Center at the entrance to Jerusalem, Ynet reported.
Among the frum, the protest has already earned the title of “The Millions’ Protest.” Regardless of the exact number that will show up, it will be a show of strength for the growing frum community in Israel and its commitment to learning Torah.
Members of Beis Rabbonei Chabad, the rabbinical body of the Lubavitch in Israel, has released two letters last week calling on chassidim from around the country to attend and another to the Chabad Yeshivos to send their bochurim as well.
The prayer rally is scheduled to start on Sunday at 4:00 pm. The main entrance to Jerusalem will be closed to private vehicles from noon Sunday and public transportation from 2 pm. Police urged citizens to refrain from reaching the area.
A few hours before the event, an edition of the Tanya will be printed nearby in merit of the many learning Torah in Israel. It is a private initiative and its organizer said the decision was welcomed by rabbis and mashpiim.
The central text of chassidus, authored by the Alter Rebbe, is customarily printed around the world to purify and bring holiness there.