Sydney rabbi joins the Beersheba commemoration

October 31, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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Australian politicians including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received a special welcome in Israel when they coincidentally met a Sydney rabbi who made the trip with his wife and son to attend the Beersheba anniversary.

Rabbi Levi Wolff, the spiritual leader of Sydney’s Central Synagogue told J-Wire: “I came to be here with 5,000 Australians for the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Beersheba by the ANZACs.” Rabbi Wolff was accompanied by Rebbetzin Chanie and son Moshe.

Rabbi Wolff and his family travelled to Israel in a private capacity together with some members of the synagogue’s board. He is staying at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem where he bumped into the Prime Minister and his family.

As well as greeting Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull at The King David Hotel, Rabbi Wolff met with the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and the Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg at the Kotel where he helped him to put on teffilin.

Rabbi Dov Gutnick from Melbourne and Sydney’s Rabbi Yossi Friedman did attend the commemoration in their official capacity as ADF chaplains.

 

Rabbi Levi Wolff, Moshe Wolff, Malcolm Turnbull, Lucy Turnbull and Chanie Wolff

Moshe Wolff, Rabbi Levi Wolff and Bill Shorten

Rabbi Levi Wolff and Josh Frydenberg

 

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