Jerusalem :: The Place Where the Jewish Nation Connects to God
Jerusalem is the place where the Jewish Nation focuses our thoughts and prayers, no matter who we are and no matter where we are in the world. It is therefore quite natural for people from around the world to feel and share their Jewish connections in Jerusalem, the eternal unified capital of Israel.
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AT WESTERN WALL, LONDON MAYOR AFFIRMS HIS JEWISH ANCESTRY
Article Courtesy: Jerusalem Post
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson confirmed on Wednesday during a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem that he has Jewish ancestry.
“Yes, I have Jews in my family from Moscow, some of them rabbis,” he told Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites. “That’s on my mother’s side.”
Johnson, 51, is Anglican and a member of the Conservative Party.
His artist mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl (née Fawcett), was from a family of liberal intellectuals, while his father, Stanley, was politically conservative.
Johnson appeared genuinely moved as he placed his right hand on the Western Wall and paused for a moment while photographers took pictures of him praying.
“It is a great privilege to come to this Wall for the first time in my life, and I join the prayers for peace in Jerusalem,” he wrote in the visitors’ book, as Rabinowitz looked on.
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