(Tip Credit: Jews News)
|Avner Netanyahu with Rabbi Avraham Greenberg|
Ohel Moshe Synagogue, Shanghai, China
אייר תשע"ג/May, 2013
While they were touring this ancient, Shanghai synagogue, Prime Minister Netanyahu's son Avner asked the rabbi for a pair of Tefillin to put on. So, the rabbi brought him a pair. Avner put them on, and then takes out his smart phone, and starts to pray. He used the siddur (prayer) on his phone, and there weren't any available in the synagogue.
When asked by the Chinese on-lookers what those leather straps were, Avner replied, "They remind us who we are."
I have been very critical of Prime Minister Netanyahu, as well as his his wife Sara. Yet, even Sara gets points for the time when she and her son had to endure shouting from on-lookers as they walked home from schul on Yom Kippur. They could have rode in an escorted vehicle with full security, yet Sara chose to walk with her son.
|The Netanyahu Family playing in the pre-election, Jerusalem snow|
שבט תשע"ג/January, 2013
In this case, the result was a Qiddush HaShem.