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Re-elected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sends a message to the Kotel

Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, Chabad emissary in Tallahassee, Fla., read the note, which he then placed in the Western Wall as is customary.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 30, 2019. To his left is the rabbi of the wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. Credit: Israel GPO.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 30, 2019. To his left is the rabbi of the wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. Credit: Israel GPO.

Just days after taking his second oath of office, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a note to be placed at the Kotel in Jerusalem with prayers for his state.

On Friday, Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, a Chabad emissary in Tallahassee, Fla., paid a visit to the Western Wall and read the note that DeSantis gave him, reported COLlive. Oirechman then placed the note in the wall, as is customary.

“Heavenly Father, Gov. DeSantis and I pray that you look over our great state of Florida, protect us and keep us safe from storms and other disasters. Protect all your people and give them strength to stand firm in their faith,” stated the note, signed by DeSantis’s Chief of Staff James Uthmeier.

Oirechman commended the governor for his efforts to combat antisemitism and his support for Israel.

He said “the governor appreciated these words and re-emphasized his commitment to Israel and the Jewish people.”

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