WATCH: Orthodox Jews Pray Before Hitting the Road for Trump in New York

Orthodox Jews pray (Courtesy Joel Fischer)
Courtesy Joel Fischer

Orthodox Jews said morning prayers on Sunday before hitting the roads in New York City to rally support for President Donald Trump.

The prayer shown in the video and photo above is the shacharit, or morning prayer. The men are wrapped in tallitot (or taleisim), which are fringed prayer shawls traditionally worn by married, adult Jewish males during morning prayers. They are also wearing leather straps and boxes called tefillin, or phylacteries, which contain passages from the Torah written on parchment and rolled into special compartments, in fulfillment of the commandment from Deuteronomy 6:8, “And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for ornaments between your eyes.”

Throughout the country, other prayer events are being held on behalf of the president — and the country itself:

The caravan for Trump reprises a similar event last weekend, when roughly 1,000 cars in a “Jews for Trump” caravan drove through New York City to a rally in Brooklyn, braving assaults by black-clad leftists and rocks and eggs thrown at them from roadsides.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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