Non-Jewish governor of a Brazilian state inaugurated with sounds of a shofar blast
Brazil: Wilson Witzel, an ardent supporter of Israel, took office last week surrounded by several members of the local Jewish community at a ceremony in Rio’s Legislative Assembly.
“One of the most touching moments during my campaign was when I heard the shofar at the Beit Lubavitch synagogue. It gave me the strength I needed to carry on,” Witzel told reporters.
Witzel, 50, was elected in Oct. 2018 for a four-year term as governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Last month, Witzel spent a week in Israel to learn anti-terror techniques that can be deployed against urban violence in his home state. | See the full story here… charismanews.com