The one-hour Yeshiva Beth Yehuda of Detroit virtual event last night, broadcast on Matzav.com, featured many prominent speakers, including politicians.
Matzav.com has learned exclusively that over 100,000 people tuned in to the virtual event.
Divrei brocha were delivered by Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky. Speakers included President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Beth Yehuda President Gary Torgow, honoree Stephen Steinour, and others.
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was scheduled to speak but did not.
Shulem Lemmer sang two songs on the broadcast.
All speakers spoke via recorded video.
Joe Biden’s speech focused on unity, dignity and respect, but in a strange ending, he concluded by asking that G-d bless us and “protect the troops.” It is not clear if he meant to say that G-d should protect the children or why he referenced the country’s troops in remarks at a school dinner.