Jerusalem – Not everyone who came to the sheva brachos celebration Israel’s health minister, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, held for his grandson on Sunday afternoon came to share well wishes with the choson and kallah, as a group of Charedi demonstrators held a protest outside during the celebratory meal.
Among those in attendance at the sheva brachos were Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife, Sara, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minster Avigdor Lieberman, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Moshe Gafni, chairman of the Knesset’s finance committee, reported Arutz Sheva (http://bit.ly/2sHrvVZ).
A handful of Neturei Karta members took to the streets outside Rabbi Litzman’s Jerusalem apartment on Rechov Even Haezel, using the joyous occasion as an opportunity to protest the policies of the Israeli government.
Israeli website Kikar HaShabat (http://bit.ly/2sHhjg8) said that Netanyahu marveled at the fact that the 20 year old choson had already completed the entire Shas.
“If I had learned like the choson I wouldn’t have ended up as a cabinet minister,” observed Rabbi Litzman with a smile, prompting Mrs. Netanyahu to respond, “Nu, at least we are lucky enough to have you as a cabinet minister.”