Marching rabbi

April 26, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Joining the thousands of participants in Sydney’s ANZAC march was Maroubra rabbi Yossi Friedman.

Rabbi Friedman marching down Elizabeth St

Rabbi Friedman marching down Elizabeth St

Flight-Lieutenant Rabbi Yossi Friedman is the Jewish chaplain for the Royal Australian Air Force.

Before the march he joined local MP Ron Hoenig in Botany attending the dawn service where he laid a wreath on behalf of the Jewish community.

He told J-Wire: “This is my third year as chaplain but only my second march as last year Anzac Day fell on Shabbat. It was a very meaningful day for me and my thoughts took me to the brother of Greg Sher who died fighting in Afghanistan, I met Greg’s brother when I was going through my basic training. It added more emotion to what was a very emotional morning.”

Rabbi Friedman with wife Rebbetzin Shaina and children Raizel and Dovi

Rabbi Friedman with wife Rebbetzin Chana Raizel and children Pnina and Dovi

Rabbi Friedman andRon Hoenig

Rabbi Friedman and Ron Hoenig

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