Gov Ducey and sons with Kotel Rabbi Rabinovich
Gov Ducey and sons with Kotel Rabbi Rabinovich Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today visited the Western Wall, where he was greeted by Western Wall and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.

Governor Ducey said he decided to come with his family for the holiday vacation to the holy city of Jerusalem, adding that he feels very connected to Judaism and to Jews, noting that he even gave his three sons biblical names.

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The Governor was reportedly moved by the visit. His sons signed the Western Wall guest book with prayers for health and happiness for their families.

Rabbi Rabinowitz told the Governor that, "Even a small amount of light dispels deep darkness," adding that the story of Hanukkah is proof of the light that has spread around the world.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
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