Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi David Lau Shlita on Sunday 26 Elul visited the President’s Residence. President Reuven Rivlin invited the rabbis to see his garden, which had been treated ahead of shmitah. The president explained that for him, “In a Jewish democratic nation the Presidential Residence must set an example towards maintaining Jewish tradition and the traditions of our fathers, in this case shmitah”.
Rav Lau stated “The fact the president and his residence will be adhering to hilchos shmitah is a big Kiddush Hashem and I give the president my bracha for his initiative. This year was a difficult one and I daven that we will see the Geula and Yeshua”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)