Governor Andrew Cuomo visits the Western Wall

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Andrew Como Photo by The Western Wall Heritage Foundation
Andrew Como Photo by The Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo came with his daughters to visit the Western Wall and the Western Wall tunnels today.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived this morning with his daughters to visit the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels, during his visit to Israel.

Como, who lasted visited the Western Wall in March 2017, took part in a guided tour of the Western Wall Tunnels and the new excavations that the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, his guide Mordechai (Soli) Eliav, spoke of the history of the place and its importance to the Jewish people as the center of longing and yearning for Jerusalem.

The governor expressed his interest in the history of the Jews and their connection to this place and its heritage. The governor noted that his deep connection to the Jewish people passed from generation to generation and that his father, Mario Cuomo, was a true friend of the Israel.

The rabbi of the Western Wall and the holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, received the governor and read with him chapter 21 of the Psalms and the governor placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall.

The rabbi of the Western Wall noted that New York is one of the most prominent Jewish centers in the world and expressed his appreciation to the Governor for his friendship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

The governor of New York signed the Guest Book of the Western Wall again, with his signature from two years ago: “I wish to pray for peace and brotherhood to all my friends.”

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