Worldwide tefillos are expected on Sunday and Sunday night as the trial of one of the bochrim imprisoned in Japan gets underway. A number of months ago, one of the three was sentenced and next week, the trial of yet another defendant is scheduled to begin.
The trial begins on Monday in Japan, Sunday night in Eretz Yisrael and Sunday evening in the United States. The trial is expected to continue for three consecutive days. The justices will hear the case against suspect Yosef ben Reizal.
The Eida Chareidis on Wednesday night called for an increased adherence to acts between man and fellow man and to increase tefillos as the trial take place. Tefilla gatherings are reportedly going to take place in New York and London as well.
The tzibur is requested to continue including Yosef ben Ita Rivka, Yoel Zev ben Mirel Reesa Chava and Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel in tefillos.
At the same time, I do understand Rabbi Harry Maryles' objections, in terms of emphasis, and casting as pidyon shevuyim. Before you agree or disagree, do not only read the above post but also what Yeshiva World put on the bottom,
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As well as the linked to website, particularly this and especially this, about what great tzadikim they are. Then read Emes veEmunah's comments and see if you agree.
Even so, there is a time to nitpick and a time to not do so. And at this point, I would rather focus on not doing so, and hoping that these bachurim, though they were extremely misguided, be saved midin kasheh. Not necessarily as organized tefillah rallies, but as personal acts and tefillot with them in mind.