During an Asifa for Yeshiva Bochrim in the Jerusalem Convention Center, US Emissary to the Mideast Jason Greenblatt arrived, escorted by Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Yitzchak Pindrus. Mr. Greenblatt met with Ponevezh Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita. The two meet for about fifteen minutes.
Pindrus explained to Rav Edelstein that Greenblatt was on his way to the airport after a meeting with state officials in Jordan.
After meeting for a few minutes with the rosh yeshiva, Pindrus asked him if he wished to go upstairs and see the actual Asifa, to which he responded affirmatively. Mr. Greenblatt was quite moved by seeing the thousands of talmidim singing as they completed a mesechta.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)