Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rami Levy, Not Just a Supermarket and Politician..

I'm not sure that there's one of these in every branch of the Rami Levy Discount Supermarket, but the shul, beit knesset, synagogue in the Sha'ar Binyamin Branch is very popular.

There's no Ezrat Nashim, women's section, so I haven't dovened there, but I have borrowed the books for Mincha, the afternoon prayer and for Tehillim, Psalms when I've somehow forgotten mine.

It's nicely furnished with high quality-looking seats.  Throughout the afternoon and evening, there are calls on the loudspeaker for men to come and pray.  Besides that, there are set times, and some men come in especially to join in the dovening with a minyan.

Rami Levy doesn't market himself as a religious person, but he offers the Torah observant Jews the services, no pun intended, they need.

He's a member of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's party and a city councilman.  I hope that Levy uses that sensitivity to the needs of the Torah observant also in that position.

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