Jerusalem Municipality Issues Safety Precautions for Synagogues

October 23, 2015

< 1 min read

The Jerusalem Municipality has issued safety precautions for the public attending synagogue this Sabbath.

Those who have weapons are requested to carry them at all times. Before the Sabbath, synagogue officials should make a list of attendees with guns. It is preferable that those in attendance who have weapons sit near the entrance/exit of the prayer hall. An attendee who is familiar with the community members should also sit near the entrance to report any unusual or suspicious people.

After consulting with the chief rabbis of the city, Rabbi Aryeh Shtern and Rabbi Shlomo Ammar, it has been requested that a cellular phone be kept available at the synagogue, turned on at all times but in ‘quiet’ mode.

Uzi Chen, Director of Emergency and Security in the Jerusalem Municipality, said to NRG, “While the public is praying, they are immersed in prayer, in the open, so someone could see it as a point of vulnerability.”

As a result, it is recommended to close doors and passages not necessary during prayer, and to place someone to supervise new arrivals. Before worshippers enter the building, a patrol of the area for suspicious objects or people should be made. During the prayer service, special caution should be taken of people carrying packages, or of unattended packages. If possible, vehicles should not be permitted to park or loiter in front of the synagogue. People who walk to the synagogue should remain alert at all times to suspicious people on the street.

Share this article

Donate today to support Israel’s needy







Default Donation Form

Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $100.00


Prophecy from the Bible is revealing itself as we speak. Israel365 News is the only media outlet reporting on it.

Sign up to our free daily newsletter today to get all the most important stories directly to your inbox. See how the latest updates in Jerusalem and the world are connected to the prophecies we read in the Bible. .