JERUSALEM (VINnews) — An interesting ceremony took place last week in Petach Tikva, demonstrating the fact that Israel’s Yisrael Beitenu party may not be so far from religion as imagined. The ceremony took place at the Shuvu school in the city, a school founded as part of a network of Torah schools for Russian children with advanced secular studies, established during the Russian immigration by Rabbi Avrohom Pam.
A machine manufactured by Israeli startup Watergen which produces water from air was donated to the school by Watergen founder Michael Mirilashvili. At the ceremony, the two daughters of Yisrael Beitenu faction leader Yevgeni Sova spoke. Both of them thanked their father for sending them to the school, which provides them with “values, knowledge and excellence.” Sova hugged his daughters and was visibly moved.
The ceremony demonstrated that, despite his secular lifestyle and prominent position in an anti-religious party in Israel, Sova recognizes the importance of inculcating his children with Jewish values and is happy to do so in a religious atmosphere.
מרגש: שתי בנותיו של יו"ר סיעת ישראל ביתנו ח"כ יבגני סובה הלומדות בבית הספר 'שובו' בפתח תקווה מודות לאבא ששלח אותן ללמוד בבית הספר. במהלך טקס השקת מכשיר המים מהאוויר, האבא הנרגש מצלם את הבנות וקם לחבק אותן pic.twitter.com/3VeNDb59Dl
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