By COLlive’s Yehuda Ceitlin and Mica Soffer, Washington
Vice President Joe Biden addressed over 100 Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim and supporters Thursday.
His remarks included strong statements about his commitment to Israel and the Jewish people.
“The world is lacking and is in desperate in need of Chabad: Wisdom, understanding and knowledge,” the Vice President said, referring to the acronym of Chabad in Hebrew.
In reference to the Holocaust and the promise “Never again,” Biden said: “We need to nail down Israel’s security because it can happen again.”
As he entered the room, the Delaware native walked off the stage to embrace his friend from Philadelphia, Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov, the Rebbe’s Shliach to the White House and Chairman of the umbrella Agudas Chassidei Chabad International.
“You’re one of the good guys,” the Vice President said in one of many references to the senior Chabad rabbi who taught him about the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.