El Al to trial organized in-flight prayer periods


The prayers, which require a minimal of ten males, will happen within the galley in the back of the airplane, at pre-determined occasions.

El Al Israel Airways Ltd. (TASE:ELAL) cabin employees have obtained a letter informing them that the airline has determined to trial organized in-flight prayers on its long-haul flights between Tel Aviv and North America. The prayer gatherings will probably be held within the galley in the back of the plane, after the meals have been served. The time of prayers will probably be introduced previous to the flight.

The formally organized prayer periods, which will probably be introduced on the passenger’s screens and over the plane’s public data speaker system, “at occasions regulated by the cabin crew,” are designed to exchange the present ad-hoc prayers, through which aisles are generally blocked at awkward occasions inflicting inconvenience and discomfort to some passengers.

A minimal of ten Jewish males is required to type a ‘minyan’ or prayer quorum. El Al insists that the prayer gatherings within the galley is not going to be allowed to spill over into the aisles and disturb the passengers sitting in the back of the airplane. All members within the prayer gathering will probably be required to put on masks.

Estimates are that the Shacharit morning prayers, the longest of the three each day prayers, ought to take 30-40 minutes and can happen if potential precisely at dawn. The letter to El Al’s cabin employees stresses the significance of the timing and that issues within the kitchen must be organized that prayers can happen at exact occasions. Nonetheless, passengers will probably be required to return to their seats throughout prayer occasions, which will probably be halted, if climate circumstances dictate.

Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on February 13, 2022.

© Copyright of Globes Writer Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.

El Al airplane at Ben Gurion airport Picture: Michal Raz Chaimovitz

Michal Raz-Chaimovitz and Danny Zaken




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