President Donald Trump commuted Monday the sentence of Ronen Nahmani, husband to wife who suffers from Stage 4 cancer and father of five little children, after receiving touching letters from three of them: Ariella, 11, Orel, 10, and Daniella, 8.
Ronen, a religious orthodox Jew and resident of Aventura, Florida, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years in prison, a maximum punishment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana.
His wife, Sylvia, told Hamodia “I’m still trying to catch my breath because I’m so overwhelmed, I can’t believe what happened and I’m so grateful.”
“I don’t even have words in the dictionary to describe how grateful I am, how blessed I feel and how I overwhelmed I am with the joy in my heart,” Mrs. Nahmani said.
Famous attorney and staunch Israel supporter Alan Dershowitz, who participated in the efforts to release Nachmani commended the President for his actions.
“What President Trump did was the right thing; he ought to be praised for saving lives and doing a mitzvah.”
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