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Sunday, January 15, 2012

US Ambassdor to Israel Dan Shapiro visits the Mir

From the US Embassy in Tel Aviv:
On January 10, 2012, the Ambassador visited the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, one of the largest yeshivas in the world with over 6,000 students. During the tour of the yeshiva, situated in Mea Shearim, the Ambassador was accompanied by Rabbi Aharon Chodosh, Rabbi Nachman Levovitz, Rabbi Binyamin Carlebach and Rabbi Aaron David Davis. During the visit, the Ambassador was shown four study halls in three different buildings, each one with many hundreds of students studying together. The Ambassador was introduced to the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, who acceded to this position upon the death of his father in November, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel. The Ambassador then visited The Bedomaich Chayi Cord Blood Bank which was established in Jerusalem in 2006 as a public cord-blood bank. Following a small reception and presentation ceremony the Ambassador "cut the ribbon" of a newly established laboratory and was given a short explanation of its function. At the same time, the Ambassador visited the Dor Yeshorim organization, an organization which provides genetic testing to prevent the occurrence of genetic diseases within the Jewish community worldwide. To date, the Dor Yeshorim program operates in dozens of countries around the world, having tested over 300,000 patients for the common recessive diseases.
Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: David F via Twitter).

Yes, I saw a few familiar faces....

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At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he makes aliya, call me.

When he condemns additional housing in French Hill, I told you so.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

His Hebrew sounds pretty good? I don't know why that would be surprising to me, but there you have it.

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama still beats Ron Paul, #2 in the GOP race. Worse and worser. Romney? Hmmmmm.


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