The wife of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman said at least one of their children plans to immigrate to Israel.
Hadassah Lieberman, who made a brief visit to Israel this week for the inauguration of a Jewish study center for women, described her family’s devotion to Zionism in an interview with Ha’aretz on Tuesday.
Asked if any of the four children that she and the Independent senator from Connecticut have between them might move to Israel, she said, “One or two will do it. And if they make aliyah, we will be here.”
Lieberman decried what she said was a failure among American-Jewish leaders to build ties between the younger members of their communities and Israel.
“If after 2,000 years we have a problem in describing the importance of Israel to our fellow Jews, we would do well to examine it very closely,” she said. “And we should ask whether the religious institutions are dealing with this in the appropriate manner.”
The Liebermans have three children from previous marriages and a fourth child together.