By COLlive reporter
Republican Senator Scott Brown was in his home state of Massachusetts over the weekend on a tight fundraising schedule, but took the time to visit a friend.
COLlive has learned that Brown spent 30 minutes Sunday at Wellesley Weston Chabad House to catch up with his pal Rabbi Moshe Bleich.
Asked what they spoke about, Bleich told us: “He gave predictions for the upcoming local and national elections.”
The Senator, a die-hard Red Sox fan, make it a point to tease the Chabad Shliach about his Yankee yarmulke.
“He always wears a Wellesley Weston Chabad Yarmulke which I gave him several years ago,” Bleich told us.
“He told me yesterday that he wore it for a week straight on his recent trip to Israel, and also a Reform temple in DC 2 weeks ago.
“So yesterday he asks me to please get him a Red Sox yarmulke saying that he would wear it all the time, not only at the Jewish events!”
And what was Rabbi Bleich’s reply?
“I told him no, not so much because I hate the Red Sox, but because I want him to keep on wearing the Wellesley Chabad one!”
Brown, who is a regular at Chabad Wellesley Weston events and even played on its softball team, took it in stride.
Before he left, the Senator left a few Washington “souvenirs” to be raffled off for the benefit of the Chabad House.