Tzipi Hotovely, the frum Likud Knesset member who has been Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister since 2015, paid a visit to the Rebbe’s Ohel in New York on Monday.
Hotovely arrived with Amir Sagie, Israel’s former Deputy Consul General to New York and her Senior Policy Advisor.
They were greeted by Chanina Sperlin, governmental liaison for the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC).
The visit included writing a ‘pan’ letter of request for blessing, reciting Tehillim and watching a video of the Rebbe at the Ohel Chabad-Lubavitch Center in Queens.
Hotovely was visiting the United States to speak at the Jerusalem Post’s policy conference during which she called on growing Israel’s territories.
“I’m concluding a diplomatic visit to New York, but you cannot leave this city without going to the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,” she said in video remarks.
“At the age of 12, I received a blessing from the Lubavitcher Rebbe when I was here on a Bat Mitzvah trip, and this is an important opportunity to pray also for our success in the elections and in general for good things for the people of Israel,” said Hotovely.