Joden bidden voor Sharon

A rabbi reads a special prayer for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Rome's synagogue January 5, 2006. Sharon, heavily sedated and on a respirator, clung to life on Thursday after a severe stroke that is likely to create a huge vacuum in Israeli politics and the Middle East peace process. Even if he survives, Sharon is unlikely to be able to recover sufficiently to return to work, medical authorities said. REUTERS/Tony Gentile REUTERS