Finance Minister (Yesh Atid) Yair Lapid visited the Shaar family in Talmon, Yisrael Hayom reported. According to the report, the senior minister wished to show the parents that he too has Jewish feelings, explaining he has not davened or visited a shul for six years, since the bar mitzvah of his son. However, in light of the continued calls for tefilos, he joined many others last week and davened on behalf of the boys safe return.
“I turned the house apart looking for my grandfather’s siddur” he explained. Lapid explained the calls for achdus and tefilos penetrated his heart too and felt the need to part of the tefilos.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)