Florida’s governor said a prayer he made at the Western Wall spared his state from hurricanes. Charlie Crist , speaking Sunday at a prayer breakfast at the state’s Republican Party convention in Orlando, related how he had placed a note in the Western Wall asking God to protect Florida from hurricanes, according to Shmais.com, a Chabad news service.
“So far, so good,” Crist said. Crist, who governs the state with the nation’s third-highest Jewish population, traveled to Israel in May to promote economic ties. He was criticized recently by the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for hanging a mezuzah outside his office in Tallahassee.
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