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Israel’s Chief Rabbis Pay First-ever Rabbinical Visit to the Histadrut

Israel’s two Chief Rabbis established a precedent Monday by paying the first ever official rabbinical visit to the Histadrut Central Committee.

The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Avraham Shapira, and the Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Mordechai Eliahu, were invited by Histadrut Secretary General Yisrael Kessar when he took office several months ago. They were greeted by the blowing of a shofar from Yemen — the shofar in honor of the rabbis and one from Yemen in honor of Kessar who was born there.

The visit was described as warm, friendly and marked by expressions of good will and hopes for future cooperation by the rabbis and the trade union leaders.