Following the swearing-in of Israel’s 36th government on Sunday, rabbis aligned with the Religious Zionism movement gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City to “pray and cry out, out of fear the government will harm the state’s Jewish character.”

Among those in attendance were Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi David Chai Hacohen, Rabbi Tzvi Kustiner, Rabbi David Dudkevich, Rabbi David Turgeman, Rabbi Chaim Steiner and Rabbi Elizerer Sadan.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday evening, Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid were sworn in as prime minister and alternate prime minister, respectively, after a special Knesset session approved their new government by a vote of 60-59.

A version of this article first appeared in Israel Hayom.