Tens of thousands of people arrived last night (Sunday), on the eve of Yom Kippur, for the central assembly of forgiveness at the Western Wall square, with the participation of Israel’s chief rabbis, the first to mark Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef Rabbi David Lau, the Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Places Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon , CEO of the Western Wall Heritage Fund Mordechai (Soli) Eliav, rabbis, public figures and a large crowd.
Channel 12’s news company aired late at night a special Salihat broadcast from the Western Wall plaza hosted by journalists Sivan Rahab Meir, Ofer Hadad and Yair Sharki, who hosted Kobi Apallo, Idan Amadi, Narkis, Moshe Peretz and Rabbi Yamima Mizrahi live. However, Haaretz journalist Naa Landau, a graduate of religious education, criticized the class. In a tweet she uploaded to her Twitter account, she wrote as follows: “The *News* company of Channel 12 has decided to exercise Channel 14’s franchise for heritage broadcasts.”
I am proud of my workplace which sees an event in which 100,000 people participated in the holy place for the Jewish people as a news event, which should be made accessible to hundreds of thousands of people at home and brought to the screen. Oh, and also kind of scorned back at those who scorned us on this background. No big deal, Yom Kippur is about to start – and we’ll all be cleansed https://t.co/jcuteOMyu5
— Yaron Avraham (@yaronavraham) October 4, 2022
News 12’s reporter, Yaron Avraham, did not remain indifferent and responded to the words: “I am proud of my workplace for seeing an event in which 100,000 people participated in the holy place for the Jewish people as a news event, which should be made accessible to hundreds of thousands of people at home and brought to the screen. Oh, and quite disdainful too Back to those who despised us on this background. No big deal, soon Yom Kippur will begin – and we will all be cleansed.” He also added an important precision to his words: “Please read the tweet like this: in the place **that** is holy to the Jewish people and not in the place **the** is holy to the Jewish people.”
Globes’ legal affairs reporter, Avishai Greenzweig, also found it appropriate to address the tweet and wrote to Landau: “You are absolutely right. Forgiveness events with the participation of hundreds of thousands of people in aggregate are not a news event that is allowed to be engaged in the night before Yom Kippur. This is in contrast to the column about God having to ask We apologize before Yom Kippur, which is a very important news item on the “Haaretz” news website, and therefore it appears in the headlines of your home page.”