“We, the nation dwelling in Zion, wish to embrace you and send our prayers for your wellbeing and good health,” Rivlin said in a video message.

In a video message to Jewish communities across the globe, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin expressed his wishes for all to remain strong, healthy and united during this time of fear and confusion.

At times like this, we should lean on our Jewish tradition and values that were passed down to us, he said, urging everyone to act responsibly and to take care of those in need both within and outside of the Jewish world.