Jewish billionaire distributed $100 to anyone singing at Kotel

Chilean billionaire Leonardo Farkas arrives at Western Wall, gives 100 dollar bills to anyone singing Chabad songs.

Tzvi Lev,

Western Wall
Western Wall

Jewish billionaire Leonardo Farkas distributed 100 dollar bills to worshippers singing songs of the Chabad movement at the Western Wall on Tuesday, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

According to the report, Farkas had arrived in Israel to attend a celebratory concert in honor of United Hatzalah. Upon visiting the Western Wall, Farkas told worshippers that he would give 100 dollars to anyone who agreed to sing Chabad songs describing the impending arrival of the Messiah.

Farkas is a well-known contributor to both the Western Wall and to Chabad. In 2013, the Chilean mogul donated four Torah scrolls to the Kotel and arranged a 50 piece orchestra to celebrate the occasion.

Farkas has also hosted the Chabad fundraising telethon and has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the organization.

In 2015, Farkas reportedly underwrote a large percentage of the United Hatzalah fundraising concert, which featured Jewish music stars Avraham Fried and Yaakov Shwekey.

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