Israeli President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin on Monday held a meeting with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea where the two presidents spoke about the growing ties between the two countries and where the cooperation can be expanded, and Moon offered condolences on the death of Rivlin’s wife Nechama.
President Rivlin noted the many similarities between Korea and Israel. Both have a long history, both gained independence in the same year and both turned every challenge into opportunity.
At lunch, Rivlin presented his South Korean counterpart with an ArtScroll Schottenstein Edition maseches Bava Kamma, reflecting the profound interest and study of Gemara in South Korea.
“Both the Jewish and Korean civilizations are based on education and the study of ancient sources of knowledge, including the Talmud which it is my pleasure to give to you, while always seeking to acquire new knowledge and ideas,” he said.
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