Proud grandfather
Photo: Moshe Bichler
With the mohel, Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg
Photo: Moshe Bichler

Netanyahu celebrates grandson's brit

Second son of prime minister's daughter circumcised in Jerusalem's Old City. Netanyahu stays for only half an hour due to deadly terror attacks in southern Israel, appears very tense

Thursday's terror offensive in southern Israel overshadowed the celebration – but a circumcision ceremony must take place, even when the newborn's grandfather is none other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


The new grandson, David Roth, is the second son of Noa, 32, Netanyahu's oldest daughter from his first marriage, and her husband Daniel Roth. Noa became religious several years ago. 


משפחת נתניהו בטקס (צילום: משה ביכלר) 

Netanyahu family during ceremony (Photo: Moshe Bichler)


The ceremony was conducted Thursday evening in Jerusalem's Old City by veteran mohel Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg. Old City Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl served as the "sandak" (godfather).


בצל אירועי היום - רגע קטן של נחת. נתניהו עם הרך הנולד (צילום: משה ביכלר)

Prime minister with newborn (Photo: Moshe Bichler)


The prime minister arrived at the event with his wife, Sara, and their two sons, Yair and Avner. Due to the security situation in the south, he left after only half an hour without staying for the festive meal that followed the ceremony, and appeared very tense.



פרסום ראשון: 08.19.11, 13:37
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