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Russian Chief Rabbi, Top Officials Visit Joseph's Tomb
Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/12 | Chana Yaar

Posted on 07/01/2012 2:39:30 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

In the late hours of Saturday night, the Chief Rabbi and other high-ranking officials from Russia visited Joseph's Tomb in Samaria.

Chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar and close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin made a special trip late Saturday night to visit the Tomb of Joseph in the Samaria city of Shechem, in Shomron.

The delegation was hosted at the tomb by Shomron Regional Council head Gershon Mesika, regional Rabbi Eliyakim Levanon, and IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rabbi Rafi Peretz.

The small group did not hide their joy at having the privilege to be present at the site, praying and dancing together with their hosts.

Psalms and prayers were read aloud by Rabbi Levanon for the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces and the State of Israel, and by Rabbi Lazar for the safety of the Jews of Russia.

“From Joseph we learn that all of us, all of the people of Israel, are brothers,” Mesika said. We are privileged to be able to live here, in the inheritance of Joseph, and to pray in this holy place. We look forward to a full return to this place, to the Tomb of Joseph, the righteous.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; joseph; putin; russia; samaria
Russia is making friendly noises. Hmmmm.....
1 posted on 07/01/2012 2:39:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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“From Joseph we learn that all of us, all of the people of Israel, are brothers,” Mesika said. We are privileged to be able to live here, in the inheritance of Joseph, and to pray in this holy place. We look forward to a full return to this place, to the Tomb of Joseph, the righteous.”
2 posted on 07/01/2012 6:27:19 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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