News Brief 6/13/2007, Sivan 27, 5767
Shimon Peres Removed Curses Before Elections
On Tuesday night, the night before the presidential elections in the Knesset, Vice Premier Shimon Peres visited the tomb of “The Tzaddik (Righteous Man) of Shtefanesht” in Givataim. He was joined by a group of rabbis learned in kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), who blessed him with success and recited a series of prayers meant to remove curses from him.
Peres himself said prayers at the site and read psalms. On Wednesday morning before the elections, he announced, “We will wait for the results, and until then, we will pray.”