Minister slams Shalit for going to beach on Shabbat

Shas Minister Meshulam Nahari slammed the formerly captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit for going to the beachwith his father on the first Shabbat after his return instead of going to the synagogue for prayer.

Nahari claimed that Shalit and his father should have utilized the first Saturday after he was freed from Hamas captivity to say the benediction of deliverance – a Jewish prayer of thanks traditionally said by those who survived an adversity or were released from prison.

The minister without portfolio, who spoke during a Shas convention earlier this week, said that the party’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has charged him with the task of bringing Shalit closer to Judaism.


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