As part of his official visit to Moscow, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in the opening of ‘Jewish life in Russia’ exhibition yesterday.
The exhibition, that is taking place in Moscow’s main exhibition hall Manezh, features artifacts from tens of communities and synagogues across Russia, the Jewish Museum in Moscow and other highlights of FJC’s activities. One of the main attractions is the replica of the Western Wall, where the visitors can place their prayer notes to be sent to the real Kotel in Jerusalem.
Together with the chief rabbi of Russia, rabbi Berel Lazar, Netanyahu also wrote a note asking for peace and prosperity for the State of Israel and Jews worldwide.
The Prime Minister is visiting Moscow to mark 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Russia upon the collapse of the Soviet Union.