Close this search box.

Argentina’s President-Elect Pays Visit to the Rebbe’s Ohel [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

Argentina’s newly elected President Javier Milei visited the Ohel of Lubavitcher Rebbe in Queens on Monday morning, saying a prayer in thanks for his recent surprising win.

Video shared on social media showed him entering the tent at the Rebbe’s Ohel and greeted by onlookers.

Milei then visited the Rebbe’s Ohel gravesite accompanied by Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, Director of Merkos 302 and Rabbi Simon Jacobson.

Following his recent win, he had declared in the media that he would be making the trip to the Rebbe’s Ohel to say a prayer of thanks.

The newly elected president is outspoken about his affinity for the Jewish people and his support for Israel. In past interviews, he said he regularly studies Torah and has once told the story of Queen Esther to make a point during a speech.

A recent article claims Milei received the support of influential businessmen such as Eduardo Elsztain and the Sielecki family, with the assistance of Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt, Head Shliach of Argentina.

According to the article in La Politica, Milei studies Torah with Rabbi Axel Wahnish and wants to convert to Judaism.

Last July, he also visited the Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens, New York. In a TV interview about the visit, Milei explained how the Rebbe’s farbrengens on Shabbos were memorized by a team of rabbis (choizrim) who would transcribe it after Shabbos. He said he had the merit of meeting one of them, referring to Rabbi Simon Jacobson.

Milei has promised that one of his first government measures will be to move the Argentine embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as President Trump did.

11 Responses

  1. Hopefully he will continue to support the Jewish people as one of חסידי אומות העולם (or convert?), as we get closer to the Geula:
    והיו מלכים אומניך ושרותיהם מניקותיך
    והיה באחרית הימים נכון יהיה הר בית־ה’ בראש ההרים ונשא מגבעות ונהרו אליו כל־הגוים והלכו עמים רבים ואמרו לכו ונעלה אל־הר־ה’ אל־בית אקי יעקב וירנו מדרכיו ונלכה בארחתיו כי מציון תצא תורה ודבר־ה’ מירושלם

  2. The Nazis in Argentina are probably a bit confused by all this “Jewish Stuff”. The media have been painting this guy as a right wing zealot along the lines of Trump, Urban, Bolsonaro etc. so this Chasideshe hashkafah is a bit out-of-character.

  3. Shmoi, you had no trouble understanding which rebbe was meant, did you? Nor did anyone else. Therefore there is no need to identify him any further.

  4. @Gadolhadorah,
    I don’t ch”v mean to compare any Jew to disgusting goyim chalila:
    When you look from the outside into Orthodox Judaism, many do perceive the Chassidim to be so called more “right wing” and the litvish world to be more “leftist” in being more “accomodating” and not so “sharp” wih their hashkafos and seclusion etc (I put it in “‘s because these terms are not Jewish and usage of them to describe differences in Orthodox Jusaidm clearly displays the persons ignorance with Orthodox Judaism, I am writing it just for arguements sake and what outsiders look at it like)

  5. Will he eat chulent or Hamin on shabbos,
    will he wear a gartel or a frak,
    Oh most importantly will he go to mikve every day??

  6. He’s not Jewish and I believe any publicity for the Jews is bad publicity. And having chabad represent Judaism isn’t always good.
    “A Jewish pagan cult” to quite Putin

Leave a Reply

Popular Posts