United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman urged top rabbis in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak to pray for President Trump’s reelection in 2020. A video of the incident, which was acquired by the Israeli network Kan, showed Friedman visiting the Ponovezh Yeshiva. While there, the rosh yeshiva, Rav Berel Povarsky, said that Trump was “a true friend of Israel.”
“The question is what will be two years from now, or less than two years from now,” Friedman responded. “Because what we see on the other side, on the Left, is very frightening. So you need to bless us that we will be successful again. We need all the blessings, from all of Bnei Brak.”
“Everything comes from Heaven,” Rav Povarsky said. “So help us out, you’re closer,” Friedman responded.
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