By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, the defiant Chabad Shliach in Poway, California who was injured in the shooting attack on his center, is bringing his message to the White House.
Goldstein was photographed traveling with his son Rabbi Mendy Goldstein on a Delta flight to Washington, DC, for the annual National Day of Prayer, which lands on the first Thursday of May each year according to a law passed by Congress in 1988.
As reported on COLlive.com, President Donald Trump called Rabbi Goldstein following the shooting attack on the final day of Pesach at Chabad of Poway.
During their conversation, Goldstein says he received the invitation to Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast at the White House.
Goldstein said the president was “gracious, generous and comforting” in their phone conversation. “My love is for the Jewish people,” Trump told him.
“When I received this invitation, I said the healing needs to begin, and that happens through prayer,” Rabbi Goldstein told FOX5 San Diego as he departed for Washington. “Being invited to the White House by the President and his wife is the beginning of the healing process for us.
“I’m representing my community, I’m representing Lori Kaye, I’m representing all of us that were hurt – physically, emotionally and spiritually. And I’m hoping that this trip will lift up the spirits of all those that have been so hurt. Because this wasn’t just our tragedy, this was a tragedy for all Americans,” Rabbi Goldstein said.
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