Peres pays Passover respects

President Shimon Peres visits Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.

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April 4, 2013 16:53
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President Peres521. (photo credit: Spokesperson’s Department Beit Hanassi)

 
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■ AS HAS been his custom for many years, President Shimon Peres called on Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger to wish them well on the last of the intermediate days of Passover. He also called on former chief rabbi and Shas spiritual mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, with whom he has a long-term relationship that transcends all political differences. The two men have a genuine fondness for each other.

The fact that Shas did not make it into the government this time around did not preclude Peres from continuing to pay his respects to Ovadia Yosef.

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