December 11, 2008
A special day of prayer was observed last week among strictly Orthodox congregations in response to the growing economic crisis.
Notices were posted in synagogues by the rabbinate of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations. Rabbi Avraham Pinter, principal of Yesodey Hatorah said that the crisis “is affecting everybody” and donors had been hit.
“A lot of food products are imported so weakness of the pound is having an additional adverse effect,” he said.