An atzeres tefilla took place in Eretz Yisroel yesterday at the behest of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, who called for a strengthening of tefillos and shmiras Shabbos to protest the international Eurovison contest taking place in Tel Aviv this weekend.

Eurovision organizers were set “to be mechallel Shabbos kodesh b’rabim b’farhesia, Rachman litzlan,” Rav Chaim wrote in a letter that was endorsed by Rav Gershon Edelstein as well.

Rav Chaim called on the tzibbur to gather in shuls on Thursday night at chatzos to be mispallel that the chillul Shabbos should not continue. Rav Chaim also called for a chizuk in shmiras Shabbos to be a kapara.