In response to the recent development in Iran, where it was
announced that the case of the thirteen imprisoned Jews has
been handed over to the judiciary for trial, the Moetzes
Gedolei haTorah of America has issued a call to Klal
Yisroel to increase its tefillos as the urgency of
the situation has just escalated.
The thirteen men, ranging in age from 16 to 48, have been
imprisoned since March on charges of espionage for Israel and
the United States, a charge which can carry a death sentence
if they are found guilty.
Agudath Israel of America's involvement in this issue began
with the Jews' arrest in March. Since the prisoners' plight
became known to the public, Agudath Israel has asked for
people to include the Iranian Jews in their prayers and has
also worked with other Jewish groups to promote a number of
political efforts on their behalf.
May the tefillos of Klal Yisroel propel the
immediate release of these innocent men and return them to
their waiting families.