Thursday, February 23, 2017

Netanyahu at the Central Synagogue, Sydney

Yesterday's visit by Benjamin Netanyahu to Sydney's Central Synagogue reminded me of a family reunion.  There is an obviously mutual admiration between Netanyahu and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, and the audience at the shul yesterday was enraptured by the presence of both of them. There were standing ovations, yiddish words being tossed about by Mr Turnbull and jokes made about the Central Synagogue being Turnbull's ''local shul''.  See video below.

Rabbi Levi Wolff presented a photo of Bibi with the Lubavitcher Rebbe dating from 1984 when he was Israel's Ambassador at the United Nations. Netanyahu then explained the photo to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - "This is the Grand Rebbe of Chabad and He told me "you are going to a place of deep darkness and lies, and if you will light one candle of truth, you will dispel the darkness.''


Anonymous said...

You have a very down-to-earth Prime Minister. Baruch HAshem.

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed that a speech inside a shul did not mention Hashem at all. Tribute was given to Herzl, to the ingenuity of the Israelis, etc. Typical mistake again and again.

Devorah said...

Yes, I didn't want to be the one to mention that there was no mention of Hashem in that speech. Actually after Netanyahu spoke, the Rabbi of the shul spoke but that is not on the video.